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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I , Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Langer Lab , to join a multidisciplinary team developing polymeric scaffolds and devices for spinal cord repair. The project will focus on developing electromechanical stimulation systems. Bench testing and in vivo experiments will be performed. Responsibilities will include performing bench experiments, including mechanical design, circuit design, fabrication, and testing; testing in vivo; conducting standard and/or specialized lab techniques and functions to support lab and/or research project or protocol; participating in the modification of protocols and experimental strategies; data analysis and collation; contributing to written manuscripts describing the work; training and coordinating the work of lower-level staff, student employees, and/or temporary staff; and ensuring that others comply with established standards, applicable regulations, and laboratory procedures. May onboard new staff to the lab and train users in equipment operation.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree in mechanical, biomedical, or electrical engineering; two years' specialized lab experience (may include experience gained as an undergraduate); ability to identify and select appropriate tools, data, and analysis techniques to diagnose problems and develop solutions; ability to make recommendations to solve/resolve highly complex problems; experience with CAD modelling and general circuits and electronics; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers; commitment to exceeding quality standards and producing accurate, high-quality work; strong organizational, time-management, problem-solving, and communication skills; practiced documentation skills; willingness to learn new tools/techniques; and awareness of basic safety issues and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. PREFERRED : master's degree in above-noted areas; experience with design and fabrication of electrical and/or mechanical systems; experience developing medical implants or devices, wireless power, and electrophysiology; and experience within vivo testi. Job #20509
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