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  • Research Scientist Position in Biomechanical Engineering

    Title: Research Scientist (1 position available)
    Location: MIT Media Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139
    Date: August 12, 2004


    We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a strong
    practical background in mechanical design and biomechanics/biomechanical
    engineering to work as a research scientist in the Biomechatronics
    Group at the MIT Media Laboratory.

    The research program will focus on the advancement of the next
    generation of external leg prostheses and orthoses.

    For more information about the group see the following:


    Analysis, design and testing of prosthetic and orthotic systems and
    subsystems. You will be working with a larger team of engineers,
    scientists and students to develop and test these next generation devices.


    BSc or MSc in mechanical engineering or a related field is required for
    the position. Applicants must have at least five years experience in
    design project experience. Desired skills include electric motors,
    hydraulics, robotics, prosthetics, composites, biomimetic design, and
    system integration.

    Starting salary is commensurate with level of education and experience.
    A full benefits package is provided. The position is available
    immediately, although the starting date is negotiable to some extent.
    We will accept applications until the position is filled.


    To apply, please email a cover letter, your resume or curriculum
    vitae, a detailed summary of your experience in mechanical design and
    design portfolio if available to:


    Please be sure to indicate your citizenship and when you would be
    available to start.
    After an initial screening, selected applicants will be asked to forward
    three letters of reference and take part in a phone or in person interview.

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