Senior Research Support Associate, Biomechatronics

by Kelley Shepard

Feb. 6, 2019


Job Description

The MIT Center for Extreme Bionics is looking for an entry-level research technician to join an interdisciplinary team to work on projects relating to a novel surgical paradigm developed for limb amputation. The technician will perform a broad range of physiologic and biomechanical experiments and work with human subjects. This opportunity avails exposure to exciting and state-of-the art neuroprosthetics research. Prior experience with clinical research, human subjects research, data collection, robotics, or electrophysiology would be valuable.


  •  Perform ultrasound and EMG measurements and analyze data for human subjects with limb amputation.
  • Assist with various aspects of studies testing the neuroprosthetic control capabilities of patients.
  • Maintain detailed notes and records of experimentation.
  • Schedule patient testing sessions and handle clinical trial-related communications.

This appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension based on funding availability and research priorities.



  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy
  • Basic Matlab experience
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Must be comfortable interacting with patients and working in a team.


  • BA in science or engineering field strongly preferred
  • Experience performing electrophysiological measurements, analysis
  • Experience working with human subjects
  • Experience performing ultrasound measurements and analysis
  • Experience using Linux

To apply, go to and search for job ID #17087.

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