Carnegie Mellon University

Research Assistant - Mechanical Engineering

Job Description

Posted on: 
May 29, 2024

Innovation. Interdisciplinary collaboration. Complex problem solving. In Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, 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.

Carnegie Mellon University’s department of Mechanical Engineering is searching for a Research Assistant to join their team.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by assisting with lab experiments, including collection and analysis of electrophysiology data, and such other tasks that are assigned to you.


  • Assisting with setting up and running experiments to stimulate muscles to promote wound-healing.
  • Working on data analysis by writing and updating Matlab or Python scripts.
  • Organizing and summarizing results from data analysis
  • Assist with writing reports and performing library research and field exploration.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon University. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED required.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Prior experience working in an academic laboratory environment would be preferred
  • Experience with handling laboratory animals


  • Successful background check
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