Assoc Staff - Engineering

Date: Feb 10, 2019

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Bioengineering Systems and Technologies Group seeks improve human health and performance, prevent injury and infection, and enhance physical rehabilitation with advanced bioengineering technology. Our work covers four broad technical areas: biomedical research, engineered and synthetic biology, bioinformatics, and forensic biology. We develop advanced biomedical sensors, algorithms, and systems that help people monitor their health and avoid injury or illness. We apply synthetic biology, systems analysis, hardware prototyping, and algorithm development to create novel sensor systems to address critical surveillance and diagnostic needs. Our staff are also exploring how microfluidic devices can facilitate the engineering of genomes and the study of microbiome/human interactions. Our bioinformatics research produces software tools for analyzing biological data. These analyses help us understand diseases at the cellular level and, in turn, help us develop diagnostic tools. Within the area of forensic biology, we are developing technologies to improve and expand how DNA can be used to identify individuals. Our group’s work has broad applications for the health and benefit of the nation’s military, law enforcement, and civilians. 


The Bioengineering Systems and Technology group works on a wide range of topics including numerous biological and medical applications. The group is in search of a creative individual to support our engineered and synthetic biology and biodefense portfolios. Candidate will participate in projects to design, prototype, and test novel microfluidic devices in support of projects ranging from bacterial and mammalian cell culture to high-throughput DNA circuit assembly. In collaboration with the research team, the candidate will assist with making device molds, fabricating and assembling devices, designing and testing fluidic and other interconnection systems, and performing experiments with the completed microfluidic systems. The candidate will work in several roles: as part of a small team, leading a task and a small team as part of a larger effort, and working independently. The candidate will work closely with experts in synthetic biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, signal processing, acoustics, and biophotonics.

A MS in bioengineering, mechanical engineering, or related field is required or equivalent experience in microfluidics-related research.  Familiarity with a range of biodevice manufacturing and assembly methods, such as but not limited to 3D printing, laser cutting, plotter cutting, CNC milling, and laminate assembly, and associated testing and evaluation protocols using gas-based pumping systems and aseptic technique are highly desired. Experience with cell culture (bacterial and/or mammalian) is also highly desired. Experience with using Solidworks and COMSOL to design and optimize microfluidic devices is desired.



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MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Requisition ID: 25972 

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