Research Assistant - Leduc Lab – Mechanical Engineering

Updated: 28 days ago
Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA

Research Assistant - Leduc Lab – Mechanical Engineering -2016102



In Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE), faculty members, researchers, and students are revolutionizing focus areas in advanced manufacturing, bioengineering, computational engineering, energy and the environment, product design, and robotics. In addition, they are using their expertise in interdisciplinary research centers across the university.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Leduc in Mechanical Engineering. In this role, you will follow research plans in order to collect, record and manipulate research data. You will maintain accuracy and detailed research records. In this position, you will be working on the interface of neuroscience and immunology through technology and biology to accomplish.

The research of the Leduc lab works at the intersection of mechanical engineering and biology by envisioning cells and molecules as systems that can be investigated with some of the same fundamental approaches used on machines such as planes and automobiles looking for unifying principles. These systems range from mammalian cells to microorganisms to developmental biology systems and apply principles from mechanical engineering fields to understand how these principles may apply across diverse nature-based systems.

In the energy domain, LeDuc is focused on algae and bacterial fuel cells. The lab conducts basic science and applied research in crossing over mechanical engineering approaches including solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, control theory, etc. with biological systems ranging from algae to artificial cells to developmental biology.

Core responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for conducting biological and technology experiments to analyze data.
  • Responsible for writing reports and manuscripts summarizing the results of experiments.

Are you interested in this opportunity? Please apply!

Flexibility, partnership, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally work well with a dynamic population of partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the university through their work.

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Currently enrolled in BS Program studies


  • Background check

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Job Function
: Research 
Primary Location
: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 
Time Type: Full Time 
Minimum Education Level: High School/GED 
Preferred Education Level: Associate's Degree or equivalent 

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