Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I, Tsai Lab- GENUS in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Technical Associate I, Tsai Lab- GENUS
Job Number: 19349
Functional Area: Research - Scientific
Department: Picower Institute for Learning & Memory
School Area: Science
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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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.
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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, TSAI LAB-GENUS, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, to assist with clinical and translational research evaluating whether Gamma ENtrainment Using Sensory (GENUS) stimulation can be used to help patients with memory impairment or at risk of developing impairment. Through collaboration with MIT’s Clinical Research Center and faculty members across multiple disciplines at MIT, this team is working to bring GENUS to human subjects. Responsibilities will include working closely with fellow researchers and graduate students to accelerate the progress of their research goals; patient interactions, including following protocols and preparing for research visits; device preparation and maintenance which may involve packaging, shipping, and in-person delivery of the devices to subjects’ homes; running and assisting with EEG, MRI, and RNA sequencing protocols, including setup and data analysis; maintaining patient database, including organizing primary information into datasets, data entry, and data review for errors; statistical analysis of primary data; and participating in staff meetings and in the development/refinement of research protocols/procedures.
REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (or related field); two years of related experience, preferably working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment; basic soldering experience; knowledge of and familiarity with MATLAB and Linux; ability to manage time effectively and prioritize workload; willingness to communicate goals and problem solve; discretion and good judgment with sensitive/confidential information; and ability to work independently and as part of a team both in person and virtually. PREFERRED: experience with Arduino, FreeSurfer, and android devices. Job #193492/26/21