Harvard University Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Auto req ID 42245BR

Business Title Engineer

School/Unit Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Location USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Function Technical

Time Status Full-time

Schedule Mon-Fri: 9-5

Department Center for Brain Science

Salary Grade 057

Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities - Design and fabricate custom instrumentation alone or with the involvement of CBS researchers

  • Meet with CBS students and faculty to define experimental equipment needs and develop practical solutions

  • Train researchers to design and safely fabricate instrumentation

  • Help maintain and grow a safe shop facility

    Basic Qualifications - BS in Engineering, Neuroscience, or a related field

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience; an advanced degree may substitute for experience

  • Programming skills in C, C++, Python, Matlab, or microcontrollers

    Additional Qualifications -PhD in Neuroscience preferred

-CNC machining experience mill, lathe, water jet, laser cutter and standard shop work

-Ability to design and diagnose electronic circuits

-Ability to think critically and develop innovative solutions

-Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Additional Information The Neuroengineering Core Facility at Harvard's Center for Brain Science is looking to hire a full-time "Neuroengineer." The Core’s mission is to lower technical barriers to scientific exploration by providing instrumentation design, fabrication, purchasing and application support to Center for Brain Science faculty, postdocs, and students.

To attain this goal, we work closely with postdocs and graduate students to properly understand their experimental needs. Projects typically span many engineering fields and require knowledge of computer controlled data acquisition, electronic design, robotics, machine vision, optics, and fabrication techniques. The qualified individual will work under the guidance of a supervisor but should be capable of working independently and have excellent interpersonal skills. Previous projects include custom fabrication of numerous single and multiphoton fluorescent microscopes, tethered and wireless optogenetic and electrophysiological apparatus, automated chambers for the assessment and manipulation of behavior, and advances in high speed electron microscopy. This work is carried out in a well-equipped fabrication facility that is open to researchers following training that we provide.

The position has grant funding for 2 years with the strong possibility of continuation beyond that time.

Pre-Employment Screening Education


Hourly Rate From $45

Hourly Rate To $58

EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.