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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RESEARCH OPTICS AND MICROSCOPY ENGINEER, Picower Institute for Learning & Memory-Chung Lab, to develop high-end microscopes, computational tools, and algorithms for system operation, automation, and raw data processing. Will work with the principle investigator to develop imaging equipment when necessary; find and maintain manufacturing contacts for the fabrication of the specialized research instruments; image large-scale biological samples and process the data; maintain and upgrade custom-built one photon and two photon microscopes; post-process and synthesize raw data from the specialized microscope into useful formats for presentation, visual inspection, and optimal analysis by varied machine-learning algorithms; provide informed feedback on the quality of acquired data to help direct future experimentation for numerous projects relying on specialized imaging; perform own independent research; develop high-quality open-source software for microscope operation; and attend and participate in lab meetings. May coordinate multiple, separate research-related projects simulateneously.
REQUIRED: B.S. in optics, bioengineering, or physics; at least four years of experience in microscope development, lens design, software development, imaging of biological samples; strong interpersonal communication skills; and ability to work both independently and as a member of a research team. Seek a well-organized, detail-oriented, self-directed, and self-motivated individual who is able to respond to the dynamic needs of the research group. PREFERRED: M.S. or Ph.D. Job #20109