I thought I’d pass this along, in case anyone is looking for a temporary job working with open-source hardware.
Post Doctoral Associate or Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Individual will work under the auspices of the House-n Research Group to contribute to the development of an open-source hardware and software system that will measure physical activity type, intensity, and location in very large populations of adults using ordinary mobile phones.
Responsibilities will include developing and field testing wireless accelerometer technology that sends data to mobile phones, extending past work at MIT, developing housing for those wireless sensors so they meet a set of design constraints identified by prior research and so they can be easily produced in prototype and larger quantities, writing academic papers on the design and use of the technology for healthcare with colleagues at MIT and Stanford,fostering an open-source community of developers to use and extend the technology, and collaborating with other researchers working on developing technologies for the NIH’s Exposure Biology Program.
The appointment will be for one-year.
An M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (or closely related subject), with expertise in embedded systems design (hardware) and RF design (e.g. Bluetooth or any other RF protocols used in sensor networks). Microcontroller programming and knowledge of interfacing microcontrollers to analog and digital sensors is required. The candidate must possess 1-2 years of research or development experience designing, prototyping, testing and debugging electronic circuits, and the candidate must have past experience demonstrating the ability to independently develop wireless sensors from conception to manufacturing to enclosure design. Expertise in rapid prototyping of enclosures, pattern classification, algorithm development, and/or ubiquitous computing helpful.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating why they are interested in the position and a CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate earliest date of availability.