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September 16, 2013

AfterCollege: Where Your College Begins

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September 16, 2013

MIT's Lincoln Laboratory's fundamental mission is to apply science and advanced technology to critical problems of national security, primarily working on sensors, information extraction (signal processing and embedded computing), and communications.  A Department of Defense federally funded research and development center, the Laboratory has a focused commitment to R&D, with an emphasis on building prototypes and demonstrating operation systems under live test conditions that meet real-world requirements. Our R&D efforts span the following key mission areas:

  • Space Control·Air and Missile Defense Technology
  • Communication Systems
  • Cyber Security and Information Science
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems and Technology
  • Advanced Technology (electronic or electro-optical technologies, biotechnology and chemistry)
  • Engineering (innovative systems to test new concepts)
  • Tactical Systems
  • Homeland Protection
  • Air Traffic Control

For more information please visit the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

We actively recruit individuals pursuing BS, MS and PhD degrees  in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and to a limited degree, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Biology, Chemistry, Meteorology and Materials Science. Candidates should have an interest and ability to work on a broad range of technical problems in a team environment and possess strong problem- solving, analytical, innovative, communications, and teaming skills. Due to our contracts with the Department of Defense employment at the Laboratory requires U.S. citizenship.

Last summer the Laboratory employed 174 undergraduates and graduate students under the auspices of our Summer Research Program.  We expect to hire at the same level for summer 2014. Eligibility requirements, program details, and the application process can be viewed at the link above. 

Our 2013-2014 Technical Seminar Series offering is available. Costs related to the staff members' visits will be assumed by the Laboratory.  Please review our website to obtain the process for requesting a seminar.

Other Employment Opportunities are also available.

April 02 2013

Biomedical Engineer Alutiiq LLC | Bethesda, MD

  • Candidate will be required to install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain, test, calibrate, adjust, overhaul and repair a wide variety of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment (electronic, electrical, and mechanical).
  • Typical examples of equipment serviced include radiographic diagnostic and treatment units, cardiac defibrillators, hemodialysis units, ultracentrifuges, spectrophotometers, ultrasonic therapy equipment, electrophoresis apparatus, gas chromatographs, electron microscopes, X-ray units, electrocardiograph machines, cardiac monitors, electrosurgical units, electroencephalographs and radiography high speed film processors.
  • Maintains and repairs chemical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum, suction and pressure systems which may include water, steam, air, gas under pressure, and piped oxygen lines associated with equipment serviced.
  • Determines nature and extent of repairs required by troubleshooting equipment for malfunctions, requiring the tracing of wiring, replacing broken or worn parts, detecting leaks, feedback, and interference.
  • Determine voltage tolerances, amperage, power supplies, wave shape, frequency resonance, deflection time, decay curve, gain balance, and signal sensitivity and comparing against prescribed tolerances and specifications.
  • Plans and carries out work assignments using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, liquid/air flow sheets, and other specifications.
  • Test equipment after repair and tests new equipment to assure proper functioning.

 Conducts preventive maintenance inspection of equipment.

  • Performs periodic checks to ensure that equipment users are following proper preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Conducts on-the-job training for all equipment users and biomedical repair technicians in the maintenance of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment.
  • ndependently determines the nature of trouble and extent of repairs required and completes repairs following established trade practices and procedures, using technical manuals, blueprints, sketches, wiring diagrams, liquid and air flow sheets, and other specifications.
  • Performs operational and safety tests after repairs have been completed or when new equipment is received to assure that equipment is operating within prescribed limits so that lives are not endangered.
  • Maintain records of repair and maintenance as prescribed by the customer.


  • Must have an Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology or equivalent military training and at least 2 years experience in the maintenance, calibration, and repair of biomedical/dental systems is desirable.
  • Must possess the practical knowledge of the principles of electronic circuits, functions of electronic components, including X-ray tubes, in order to diagnose malfunctions, repair and test such electronic equipment as electrocardiographs, defibrillators, heart oscilloscopes, electron microscope, electroencephalographs, and spectrophotometers.
  • Possess the knowledge of the relationships between electrical and electronic circuitry as well as the interrelationship of chemical, radiological, hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum, or gas components of a piece of equipment or a system.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the principles and theories governing the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions, and repair and test such electrical equipment as sterilizers, and film driers, suction apparatus, and dental units.
  • Must apply knowledge of hydraulic systems including their grips, locks, stop and release mechanisms, and have the ability to determine proper adjustment with no leaks.
  • Must possess the ability to repair mechanical equipment such as sterilizers, X-ray tables, operating tables, pressure breathing therapy units, respirators, and other mechanical assemblies using gears, shafts, and pulleys.
  • Must have the ability to select proper replacement parts, modification kits, and identify materials, mechanisms, and components of electrical systems.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of electronic symbols, color codes, descriptions, and manufacturer????????s numbers.
  • Must have skills and precision in working with small components, requiring good hand and eye coordination and functional color vision.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge in the use of electronic test equipment such as digital multi-meters, oscilloscopes and signal generators.
  • Must have the ability to use electrical test equipment such as meggers, ohmmeters and test meters.
  • Must be skilled in the use of such equipment as micrometers and calipers to detect wear and misalignment of gears, cams, valves and other mechanical parts; and ability to use seat wrenches and pressure gauges when working on hydraulic systems.
  • Must possess the ability to interpret and apply blue prints, schematic drawings, wiring diagrams, liquid/air flow sheets, technical manuals, and other specifications.
  • Must be knowledgeable in making various mathematical computations using algebraic expressions and shop formulas in relation to load requirements of wiring and equipment.
  • Certified by the International Certification Commission as a Certified Biomedical Repair Technician (CBET) is desirable.
  • Must demonstrate familiarity and understanding of current technology changes in the biomedical engineering discipline.
  • Must be able to operate under broad guidelines and general supervision and is technically responsible for the quality of work accomplished.
  • Ability to take independent action in solving problems that arise.
  • Must be able to function individually in the performance of the duties and responsibilities of this position description, with supervisory controls exercised over the position being general in nature and usually dealing with matters related to overall objectives, policies and operations of the Biomedical Engineering Division.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing as work may be assigned either orally or through work orders.


  • Must be able to stand, stoop, bend, and work in cramped and awkward positions for long period of time.
  • Must be able to lift 60 pounds and 10-40 pounds several times in succession.
  • Anticipated duration of this position is 9 months.

YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE. Resumes alone are not accepted .
Contact: HR Anchorage
Alutiiq 3SG, LLC
3909 Arctic Blvd., Ste. 400
Anchorage AK
Salary & Status: $23.00 per hour ~ Full-time Shift & Duration: Day ~ Temporary Posted on March 21 ~ Viewed on March 24, 2013


April 02 2013

Merck Manufacturing Development Program, Analyst Merck & Co, Inc. | Rahway, NJ

Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career. The Merck Manufacturing Development Program has two primary goals: 1. Provide recent college graduates (bachelor's and master's degree level) with a broad perspective of the core business functions critical in the manufacturing of Merck's pharmaceutical, biological and vaccine products; and 2. Create and maintain a divisional pool of well-qualified candidates trained in the necessary business, management and technical skills. The successful candidate is an individual motivated to cultivate their technical, business and commercial skills by apply their knowledge within manufacturing. Candidates should be interested in participating in a broad range of work experiences across the manufacturing division. MMDP seeks graduates with outstanding academic records of achievement and demonstrated leadership abilities, candidates who are analytical and inquisitive about the interrelationships of various components, and perceptive, quick learners committed to making a difference in the pursuit of manufacturing high-quality, market-leading pharmaceutical and vaccine products. The program allows successful candidates to experience 3 rotations over a 2 year period, spending 8 months in each rotation. The rotation are chosen from the highest needs in the division, and span the technical, operations, and business functions within the division at its North American sites. Because business priorities are assessed before each round of rotations, the available rotations and sites can change at each rotation offering. While it is not required that a candidate move between sites during the program, it is highly encouraged, as that allows the employee to gain the broadest perspective of the division, and to maximize learning and exposure. During the program, each employee has a buddy from a previous class of rotational employees, as well as a mentor to help with acculturation at Merck and career planning. Rotations will be chosen from the following areas: 

  • Chemical Process Development and Commercialization (Rahway, NJ)
  • Pharmaceutical Commercialization and Development (West Point, PA, Summit, NJ)
  • Analytical Chemistry in Development and Supply (West Point, PA, Rahway, NJ, Summit, NJ)
  • Center for Material Science and Engineering (West Point, PA, Rahway, NJ, Summit, NJ)
  • Vaccine Technical Operations (West Point, PA, Elkton, VA, Durham, NC)
  • Biological Manufacturing Science and Commercialization (West Point, PA, Rahway, NJ, Union, NJ)
  • Vaccine Manufacturing Science and Commercialization (West Point, PA)
  • Global Technical Operations (West Point, PA, Elkton, VA, Cleveland, TN, Davnille, PA)
  • External Manufacturing (West Point, PA)
  • Operations (West Point, PA, Elkton, VA, Durham, NC)
  • Lean Six Sigma (Whitehouse Station, NJ, West Point, PA, and supporting various sites)
  • Logistics (West Point, PA)
  • Franchises (Whitehouse Station, NJ, West Point, PA)
  • Global Procurement (Whitehouse Station, NJ, West Point, PA) 

Rotations are identified several months before each change is made based on the highest business priorities. Employees are assigned to rotations based on their development interest, discussions with their mentor, and business need. Examples of rotation assignments for five past program members are:

  • Chemical Process Development & Commercialization, Rahway (Technical); Viral Vaccine Manufacturing, West Point (Operations); Vaccine Global Supply, West Point (Business)
  • Sterile and Liquids Technology, West Point (Technical); New Products Management, Whitehouse Station (Business); Chemical Process Development and Commercialization, Rahway (Technical)
  • Biological Process Technology, West Point (Technical), Pharmaceutical Operations Coating, West Point (Operations); Customer Focused Logistics, West Point (Business)
  • Technical Ops, remote site (Technical).Barrier Operations, West Point (Operations), Vaccine Planning, West Point (Business)
  • Sterile Validation, West Point (Technical), Pharmaceutical Operations Dispensing, West Point (Operations), Global Operational Excellence, Whitehouse Station (Business)

Among the program benefits is the individual attention each employee receives in obtaining experiences that align their career objectives with current business needs. Program participants will also have access to an extensive network of previous MMDP alumni that can help in rotation selection. MMDP allows its employees numerous networking opportunities within each assignment. These contacts can prove to be invaluable for future Merck experiences.

POTENTIAL ROTATION LOCATIONS: West Point, PA; Danville, PA; Elkton, VA; Durham, NC; Wilson, NC; Cleveland, TN; Whitehouse Station, NJ; Rahway, NJ; Summit, NJ. At Merck we believe you can develop faster if we give you real challenges right from the onset. In MMD, we encourage you to move between functional groups so that you get hands-on experience in many aspects of our operations.

This position requires candidate to be: 

  • Currently enrolled in a BS program in Supply Chain Management, Procurement or similar field. 
  • Engineering, BioMedical Engineering (process option), Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemistry/ Biochemistry, Biology/ Microbiology, or Supply Chain Management. 
  • Ideal candidate will possess superior communication and interpersonal skills, a team player with the ability to work independently. 
  • Must be graduating between August 2012 and August 2013. 
  • Must be willing to be assigned to different jobs and potentially different sites over the first two years of employment. 
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship. 

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. 

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Former Military, Transitioning Service Members, National Guard & Reserves - We value your past and present service. 

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April 02 2013

Clinical Research Coordinator I Partners HealthCare System | Boston, MA

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to gain knowledge and practical experience in human psychophysiology and neuroimaging research. The position is best suited for an individual with a strong technical and clinical aptitude who seeks laboratory experience in preparation for a career in medicine or clinical sciences. 


A full-time Research Assistant is sought for work on several projects that combine psychophysiology with neuroimaging. The central research program seeks to understand the overlapping neural circuitry involved in breathing and anxiety. The position involves testing psychiatric patients and healthy individuals with a variety of psychophysical and neuroimaging techniques (i.e., functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)). The primary responsibilities are to: 1) recruit and enroll participants in studies 2) administer screening and psychological questionnaires 3) assist with psychophysiological and neuroimaging studies 4) conduct data/image analysis. A dministrative duties include: database maintenance, assisting with regulatory (IRB) documentation and ordering equipment. 


Candidates should have proficiency with common computing packages such as MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint; and also have some familiarity with one or more of the following (Linux, MATLAB, SPM, FSL). The job requires an individual who is mature, flexible, with s trong interpersonal skills, and sensitivity towards psychiatric illness. T he candidate must have comfort with technical equipment/apparatus, excellent organizational skills and be able to maintain accurate records with careful attention to detail . The position calls for a high degree of motivation and self-sufficiency, although extensive training and supervision will be provided. 


  • B.S., B.A. with background in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology, or related field. 
  • Prior research experience is required, such as an undergraduate thesis, or summer/semester-long rotation(s) in a scientific laboratory. Candidates with prior experience in neuroimaging research will be given special consideration. 

Working Environment 

Human functional neuroimaging laboratory, and office/cubicle space.