Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
D-Lab seeks a research engineer to join its Scale-Ups program. Will design laboratory and field experiments for testing products designed for use in the developing world. The first project will involve testing portable solar lighting devices for off-grid communities in Morocco. This will include the design of sensor equipment, signal processing, programming in MATLAB, and handling large volumes of technical data. May also recruit and mentor master’s- and Ph.D.-level students in designing and implementing data collection systems and product testing in the field and in the lab. The project involves very close interaction with engineers, private sector companies, and end users.
Requirements: a Ph.D. or postdoctoral experience in engineering; familiarity with the design of experiments, quality assurance/control, and sensor design; demonstrated ability to structure ambiguous tasks; and familiarity with relevant statistical software packages (SPSS/Stata/R/MiniTab, etc). Must possess superior interpersonal skills as the project involves understanding and interacting with product users. Hands-on experience in field and laboratory product testing or development desired, as are experience implementing survey research in developing countries and with intercultural communication.
Must be able to travel up to 30% of the time.
This is a one year appointment.
Interested candidates may apply online at http://jobs.mit.edu/. Please reference job number 10970 and indicate where you saw this posting.
MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, older workers, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Cambridge, MA 02139