Positions at the Wyss
Featured Positions -- Join our Organs-on-Chips Team
The Wyss Institute has several open job opportunities within our lead technology Organs-on-Chips for staff scientists, engineers, research assistants, postdoctoral fellows with diverse backgrounds, including microfabrication, microfluidics, cell culture, cell biology, drug delivery, ADME-Tox, and bioengineering.
The Wyss Institute currently has openings in the following areas:
Advanced Technology Team Positions
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]
Staff Scientist -- Programmable Nanomaterials
Assists faculty and researchers in their research and development efforts in polymer design and characterization for numerous applications including tumor targeting, peptide-based therapeutics, cancer therapy, tissue regeneration, and drug delivery. [31093BR]
Staff Engineer -- Mechanical
Contributes to the design and development of an automated instrument that is based on the Institute’s Organs-on-Chips platform. Responsibilities will span the system’s mechanical and fluidic design, including the development of: precision actuated motion for optical and fluid-handling elements, reconfigurable low-volume fluidic systems, sterile long-term tissue-culture environment, and user-interface design (mechanical/fluidic “plug-and-play”). [30857BR]
Director of Business Development
Manages a portfolio of biologically-based engineering and science inventions in various stages of evaluation, marketing, patent prosecution, and licensing. [30625BR]
Business Development Lead
Leads strategy, development, and executition of a range of business development activities and projects in the areas of programmable nanomaterials, tissue engineering, and drug delivery. [30814BR]
Provides operational support to the Biomimetic Microsystem platform’s organs-on-chips project. [30758BR]
Supports financial planning and administration of a portfolio of platforms, and initiatives, and will be responsible for developing financial models, preparing analyses, and supporting the annual budget process. [30935BR]
Financial Associate II
Responsibilities include preparing multiple complex financial reports (including ad hoc reporting), monitoring balances, reconciling accounts, entering journals, reviewing A/P, assisting in the preparation of external reporting, managing a portfolio of fellowship accounts, and participating in special projects as assigned. [30915BR]
Financial Assistant II
Supports financial planning and administration of a portfolio of platforms, and initiatives, and will be responsible for developing financial models, preparing analyses, and supporting the annual budget process. [30915BR]
Research Assistant IV -- Microdevice Design
Provide engineering and fabrication support to projects aimed at creating microengineered human organs-on-chip models. [30866BR]
Research Assistant IV -- Materials Characterization
Responsible for measuring physical and chemical characteristics of materials, scheduling, maintaining and operating a diverse range of experimental equipment such as HPLC, LC-MS, GC, GC-MS, infrared, UV-Vis and Raman equipment, GPC, particle sizer, glovebox, optical microscopes. [30820BR]
Research Assistant IV -- High Throughput Genome Sequencing/Mapping
Supports the design and development of novel synthetic biology technologies. [30187BR]
Research Assistant III -- Microfluidic Cell Culture Technician
Contributes to the development of a new automated system that integrates multiple "organs-on-chips" to study complex human physiology outside the body. [29161BR]
Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
We welcome student and postdoc applications at all times. If you're a postdoctoral applicant with a strong interest in technology development and translation and have outstanding research achievements, explore the Wyss Technology Development Fellowship section below.
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.
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.
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.