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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I , Mechanical Engineering (MechE) , to work on a fast-paced, interdisciplinary, collaborative project developing the next generation of drug delivery systems in the Traverso Lab. Will design and prototype micro- to milli-scale devices using additive/subtractive/molding techniques; functionally characterize devices using wet-lab techniques (bacterial culture/quantification); summarize and document research results by writing standard operating procedures for the efficient development of successive device generations; present research findings at laboratory meetings; research and provide content for presentations and grant progress reports and fulfill internal request for information; conduct literature reviews to support above work, with the possibility of co-authoring manuscripts; and ensure safety standards and procedures are followed, prepare lab for inspections, and correct any problems. May assist with materials procurement and planning lab events.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : B.S./B.A. in chemistry, chemical/biological/biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a field directly related to the work; at least two years' specialized lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); commitment to producing accurate and high-quality protocols and data; strong time-management skills; ability to prioritize own work to meet deadlines, maintain a safe work environment, and work independently with minimal supervision; and willingness to learn new scientific tools and techniques quickly. PREFERRED : master's degree, experience with device prototyping, proficiency with device design tools, experience with molecular and cell biology techniques, and experiencewith (bio)material characterization. Job #19392
This a two-year term position with the possibility of extension.
This position is funded in part by a DARPA grant which is not yet awarded. If the team is successful in the proposal process, it is anticipated that the award will be made in April 2021. An offer for this role will be dependenton receipt of the award.
Internal Number: 19392
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