[robotics-worldwide] Job Opening: Electromechanical Technician in Bioinspired Robotics for Wyss Institute at Harvard

Wanda Garland wanda_garland at hms.harvard.edu
Mon Dec 19 10:35:15 PST 2011

The Wyss Institute at Harvard in Boston, MA is currently searching for an
Electromechanical Technician to join the Bioinspired Robotics Platform.  If
you or someone you know may be interested, please contact me.  Interested
applicants please apply directly to our website if interested: 

The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at
Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by
emulating the way nature builds.  Developed as an alliance between Harvard
and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute
faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and
science-driven technology development.  A major focus of the Institute is to
translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into
commercial products and therapies throught collaborations with clinical
investigators and establishment of corporate alliances.  For more
information, vist:  http://wyss.harvard.edu/.

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
University seeks a talented, enthusiastic and experienced individual to work
as an electromechanical research assistant providing services to Institute
researchers and faculty in its Bioinspired Robotics Platform.  Working under
the supervision of the Platform Leaders, and reporting to the Operations
Director, this person will support platform researchers with experimental
designs, setups and testing.  The successful candidate will design and
prototype customized circuitry for use in platform experiments, design and
prototype customized mechanical and optical systems for platform
experiments.  He/she will also perform testing of prototypes and accurately
and thoroughly document experimental observations and protocols. 
Responsibilities also including purchasing and maintaining electrical and
mechanical test equipment and supplies and training users on electrical and
mechanical test equipment.  Collaboration with other Wyss personnel to
achieve objectives and enhance service quality is expected.

Basic Qualifications:  3+ years experience with analog, digital, and
mixed-signal circuit design, prototyping, and evaluation is a must. 
Education may count towards experience.  Experience with PCB layout and
manufacturing tools is required.  Experience with embedded controllers,
signal conditioning, and data collection is required.  Proficiency with CAD
tools such as SolidWorks is a must.  Experience with mechanical design and
machining techniques is also required.

Additional Qualifications:  B.S. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
preferred.  The candidate should have strong organizational and
communication skills required to assist and collaborate with
multidisciplinary groups of technology innovators and engineers, as well as
biologist and clinicians, in a dynamic team environment.  Ability to tackle
multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic team environment is essential.  

Pre-Employment Screening:  Identity

Contact Info:
Wanda Garland
wanda_garland at hms.harvard.edu

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