At the MIT Media Lab Open Agriculture (OpenAg) Initiative we are on a mission to create
healthier, more engaging, and more inventive future food systems. We believe the precursor
to a healthier and more sustainable food system will be the creation of an open-source
ecosystem of food technologies that enable and promote transparency, networked
experimentation, education, and hyper-local production. The OpenAg Initiative brings together
partners from industry, government, and academia to develop an open source "food tech"
research collective for the creation of the global agricultural hardware, software, and data
commons. Together we will build collaborative tools and open technology platforms for the
exploration of future food systems.
Under the direction of the OpenAg Director and Principal Investigator, the Research Lead will
help coordinate and maintain OpenAg’s overall research design, execution and publishing
strategy, establish and manage OpenAg’s first wet lab space. In addition, the successful
candidate will expand OpenAg’s experimentation and research into microscopy, genomics
and molecular biology to further OpenAg’s mission and vision.
This is a one year appointment with possibility of extension based upon funding availability and project needs.
To apply, go to hr.mit.edu/careers and search for job ID #17086.
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