Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
LABORATORY INSTRUCTOR , Biological Engineering , to join the teaching staff of an advanced undergraduate course that introduces students to the theory and practice of cutting-edge biological measurement and modeling techniques. The department seeks an educator who feels equally at home building a fluorescence microscope from optical components, streaking a culture plate, debugging an op amp circuit, explaining Bode plots, debugging code, or fabricating a PDMS microfluidic device. The primary responsibilities will include guiding students in the lab, conducting office hours and review sessions, grading assignments, working with teaching assistants, assuring safe lab practices, working with faculty to define and develop curriculum, and maintaining and ordering lab equipment and supplies. Subjects discussed include mathematical models of noise, optics, electronics, signals and systems, and control theory. Circuit analogies are also a major focus.
REQUIRED: master's degree; practical experience with optics and electronics; familiarity with biological wet lab equipment and protocols; strong theoretical background in linear systems and optics; and excellent computer, oral and written communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Seek a team player who is able to interact effectively with faculty, students, and administrative staff and can solve problems creatively and plan strategically. PREFERRED : Ph.D. in biological engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or physics; and teaching experience. Job #19216
Flexible schedule required for evening and weekend work.
Internal Number: 19216
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