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Positions at the Wyss

Featured Position - Technical Program Manager

The Wyss Institute seeks a talented, enthusiastic and experienced individual to work with Institute researchers as a Technical Program Manager. Reporting to the Bioinspired Robotics Platform Lead and working closely with the Platform Faculty, the successful candidate will provide operational management and technical oversight for the platform’s soft exosuit projects.


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The Wyss Institute currently has openings in the following areas:

Advanced Technology Team Positions

Staff Scientist -- 3D Bioprinting
Contributes to the design, development and fabrication of various tissue constructs and medical devices using 3D printing, prepares demonstration prototypes, internal reports and patent applications. [32167BR]

Staff Engineer -- Electrical
Creates custom circuit designs and PCB layouts, optimizes electrical components to improve performance, tests electrical system performance on bench top models and during lab-based and field-based human subject testing experiments. [31766BR]

Staff Engineer -- Wearable Sensors
Develops design specifications, takes proof of concept designs through prototyping and production readiness for textile manufacturing methods, designs and develops communication interfaces to allow the integration of the sensory system with wearable robots and remote interfaces. [31767BR]

Staff Scientist -- Aerosol Drug Delivery
Focuses on the development and application of experimental laboratory techniques to simulate and study aerosol drug delivery to the lung and microfluidic lung-on-a-chip devices from nebulizer and dry powder inhalers. [30760BR]

Staff Scientist -- Synthetic Biology
Responsible for the development of protocols and processes to enable the large-scale production of gene-sized synthetic DNA constructs for use in a wide-variety of collaborative efforts. [30819BR]

Functional Apparel Designer
Works with an engineering and biomechanics team and interprets functional and technical requirements into a broad range of prototyped garments. [31752BR]

Research Assistant IV -- Microdevice Design Technician
Provides engineering and fabrication support to projects aimed at creating microengineered human organs-on-chip models, carries out experiments, organizes and analyzes data, reports experimental results. [31989BR]

Research Assistant III -- Protein Analytics and Characteristics
Develops and carries out assays to test the function and biophysical characteristics of engineered proteins. [32198BR]

Research Assistant III
Oversees animal studies, conducts training of scientists and the technical staff in experimental models, develops protocols and techniques at the animal facility, executes in-vivo studies requiring in-vivo bio-imaging and data analysis. [31993BR]

Administrative Positions

Technical Program Manager
Provides operational management and technical oversight for the Bioinspired Robotics platform's soft exosuit projects. [31758BR]

Laboratory Safety and Biosafety Officer
Supports the implementation of the Wyss Institute Lab Safety and Biosafety Programs. Provides services directly to clients through field consultations, technical assistance, training, data collection and analysis. [31883BR]

Financial Analyst
Supports financial planning and administration of a portfolio of platforms, and initiatives; develops financial models, prepares analyses, and supports the annual budget process. [31644BR]

Academic Positions

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
We welcome student and postdoc applications at all times. While the Wyss Institute is not an academic department, nor does it have a core educational component, we have created a unique interdisciplinary research environment. Undergraduates, graduate students, fellows, and young clinicians work at the Wyss Institute sites and are mentored by Core and Associate Faculty, and by members of the Advanced Technology Team. The interdisciplinary nature of the work, the organization of teams within Collaboratories, and the presence of outstanding faculty and staff, provide a truly trans-disciplinary environment, where students are trained in the emerging field of Biologically Inspired Engineering.

Wyss Technology Development Fellows
The Institute seeks to discover, recruit, encourage and retain individuals of outstanding talent and technical skills to help advance the Institute's Enabling Technology Platforms as Wyss Technology Development Fellows. The Fellowships are intended for brilliant young women and men of great promise with outstanding technical expertise who have completed their doctoral degree within the last five years.

Wyss Clinical Fellows
The Institute seeks to encourage and support outstanding young clinicians with background and interest in engineering or technology development who can help create new transformational bioinspired technologies, to solve unmet medical needs. The Clinical Fellowship is intended for clinical residents who have completed the third year of their clinical residency at one of our medical collaborating institutions and who seek to spend one or two years conducting research targeted towards medical applications.

Visiting Scholars
The Institute will provide support to a limited number of visiting scientists, engineers, designers or industrial experts from other institutions to carry out research and development at the Institute for limited periods of time. Visiting scholars require Wyss Faculty nomination.

Undergraduate Students
If you are an undergraduate student at Harvard and have interest in doing research at the Wyss Institute during the academic year, please contact an Institute faculty member directly. Wyss-funded summer research positions for undergraduates from any university to work at the Wyss will be advertised through the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science's REU program

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