Research Scientist – Novel Biomechanical Interfaces

by Kelley Shepard

June 8, 2018


Job Description

The MIT Media Lab Biomechatronics group is looking for a research scientist to
conduct research into the design and development of novel biomechanical interfaces
such as prosthetic sockets.


  • Conduct research on the design and development of novel prosthetic technologies such as prosthetic sockets and other mechanical interfaces;
  • Design and implement research projects, gathering and analyzing data, designing research protocols, documenting research results, and publishing research outcomes;
  • Assist with writing grants and funding proposals and prepare patent documents;
  • Engage with and maintain collaboration between local and international researchers.



  • PhD in Biomechanical or Biomedical Engineering, or a related field, with a strong background in experimental or theoretical/computational aspects in one or more of areas of non-linear solid mechanics;
  • Detailed understanding of continuum mechanics;
  • Technical skills should include: image-based model development, image segmentation, image-processing, 3D meshing and finite element analysis;
  • Experience with 3D printing, such as 3D polyjet printing;
  • Skillful experience with MATLAB programming language;
  • Excellent academic writing, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Record of scholarly output in the form of peer-reviewed publications.


  • Knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and experience with prosthetic technologies.

Those who are interested should submit a resume and cover letter referencing job no. 16132 at; keyword is "Media Lab".

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