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MIT Lincoln Laboratory CO-OP Student in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Bioengineering Systems and Technologies Group seeks to improve the performance of human-centered missions through preventing injury and disease, improving sensing and identification of people and their environment, and speeding rehabilitation and recovery. This goal is accomplished through four broad technical areas: biomedical sensing, neurocognitive technologies, synthetic biology, bioinformatics and biometrics/forensics. Biomedical sensing includes advanced sensors, algorithms, modeling, prototyping, and field testing of technologies to diagnose disease, predict outcomes, avoid injuries, and monitor and enhance human performance. Our applied neurocogntive research enables objective, technology-based enhancements to neurological, cognitive, & psychological health, performance and recovery. The three main neurocognitive goals include increasing cognitive and psychological performance and resilience; measuring, modeling, and modifying the brain to mitigate neurotrauma and neurodegeneration; and developing human-machine interfaces for enhanced performance and communication. The synthetic biology research area emphasizes the development of tools and techniques that will greatly speed the design, evaluation, and assessment of genome-wide engineering approaches through highly integrated microfluidic devices. Bioinformatics is applied across the group to uncover signatures in high-throughput genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data sets. Biometrics and forensics research is developing technologies and systems for human identification, including rapid DNA analysis, standoff biometric sensing, scientific validation of forensic techniques, and integrated architecture analyses. This highly interdisciplinary group draws on skills from biology, biochemistry, biosignal processing, neuroscience, cognitive science, engineering, computer science, physics, and medical research areas. Primary government sponsors are in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice, as well as the National Institutes of Health.

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STRIVE Center CO-OP Student

The Bioengineering Systems and Technologies group is in search of a qualified co-op student to support operations and research programs at the STRIVE Center. The Center houses a High-end Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) immersive virtual reality system and focuses on the four core research areas of clinical rehabilitation, military operations, technology development, and training. The group is in search of a thorough, detail-oriented individual with expertise in human-centered experimentation, data acquisition, and physiological data/signal processing. Moreover, the co-op experience will provide the opportunity to learn more about biomechanics, motion capture, physiological sensing, and immersive virtual environments. For more information about the virtual reality center, please visit


Pursuing or received a BS or MS in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, software engineering, electrical engineering, or related field. Strong programming skills in Python and MATLAB, prior experience with physiological data/signal processing, and skilled technical writing are strongly preferred. Prior research experience working with databases (e.g., PostgreSQL), software development, and virtual simulator hardware/software is desired. U.S. citizenship is required

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

All employees at Lincoln Laboratory are required to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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