Research Technician, Biomechatronics

Job Description

The MIT Biomechatronics Group is looking for a research technician to join an interdisciplinary team to work on projects relating to novel neural interfaces developed for limb prosthesis control. 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 neuroprosthetic research. Prior experience with clinical research, human subjects research, data collection, robotics, or electrophysiology would be valuable.


  • Assist with 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
  • Work closely and receive supervision from Biomechatronics research group, i.e., graduate students, researchers (postdocs) and principal investigator
  • Other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy
  • MATLAB experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior exposure to a research lab
  • Experience with clinical research, human subjects research, data collection, electrophysiological measurements and analyses
  • Experience performing experiments to validate robotic prostheses and exoskeletons
  • Using Linux
  • Good written and spoken English language skills; and comfort interacting with patients and working on teams.

This position will be working on-site. Please note MIT's pandemic guidance and on-campus requirements

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