Positions at the Wyss
Featured Position: Research Project Coordinator
Manages the workflow of projects, coordinates sponsor progress reports and communications for a complex portfolio of research funds, oversees tracking of laboratory expenses, sets agenda for laboratory meetings, prepares manuscript submissions and coordinates new hire process for laboratory.
The Wyss Institute currently has openings in the following areas:
Advanced Technology Team Positions
Staff Software Interface Engineer
Develops user interfaces and accompanying wireless communication protocols for the control of soft wearable robotic systems through mobile devices. [32620BR]
Staff Electromechanical Engineer – Actuators and Transmission Systems
Develops design specifications for actuation and transmission components for various wearable robot embodiments, creates technical drawings/sketches and representations of conceptual and detailed designs, optimizes electromechanical design concepts, conducts lab research, collects and documents feedback. [34597BR]
Staff Electromechanical Engineer
Assists in the development of design specifications for actuation and transmission components for various wearable robot embodiments; creates technical drawings and representations of conceptual and detailed designs so that they can be shared with team members and outside vendors; tests systems on bench top models and during lab-based and field-based human subject experiments; collects and documents feedback; contributes in the preparation of demonstration prototypes and internal reports, patent applications and presentations. [33423BR]
Research Scientist – Clinical Biomechanics
Provides clinical expertise to evaluate soft wearable robotic systems from the biomechanics and physiological perspective, contributes to development and execution of gait analysis protocols, provides ongoing input on system performance based on clinical experience and knowledge of human healthy and pathological walking. [32756BR]
Staff Clinical Research Manager
Manages, trains, and supervises a team of Research Assistant II Study Coordinators, supporting the Wyss and collaborating Institutions, industrial partners and federal sponsoring agencies on all clinical and animal studies; conducts internal monitoring of ongoing clinical research studies; oversees the setting up of the lab for scheduled visits; performs analysis of experimental study data; maintains study documents and files. [35691BR]
Research Support Positions
Research Assistant III – Cell Culture
Works on projects involving mammalian cell culture on the organs-on-chips platform; performs various in-vitro cell based and non-cell based assays such as ELISA and PCR; works independently to design experiments; supports the preparation of manuscripts, grant applications, and patent applications. [35010BR]
Research Assistant III – Engineering
Works on research projects involving the development of novel diagnostic platforms that address microfluidics and the integration of multiplexed sensitive detection schemes into one device; designs experiments and troubleshoots; supports the preparation of manuscripts, grant applications, and patent applications. [35718BR]
Research Assistant II – Tissue Culture Technician
Works with researchers to design and execute laboratory experiments, specifically cell culture experiences, including cell line maintenance, culture of primary cells and related assays; maintains tissue culture facilities including equipment such as hoods, incubators and water baths, orders all supplies, maintains general shared stocks, ensures facilities are kept clean and to environmental health and safety standards. [35731BR]
Administration and Operations Positions
Identifies IT service improvement opportunities; assesses complex technical problems; provides advanced technical advice and support; manages an internal database for IT asset inventory; creates and maintains comprehensive documentation as it relates to server, equipment, and application configuration; provides architectural design for systems, software integration and equipment topology, including building serves and troubleshooting systems and environmental issues as needed. [36049BR]
Business Systems Analyst
Performs and executes the Software Development Lifecycle including requirements definition, solution design, quality assurance and ongoing production support; interviews key stakeholders and end users to analyze business processes and systems needs; works with administrative team to develop financial reports or automated solutions that represent sustainable reporting solutions. [35701BR]
Senior Research Officer
Administers pre- and post-award aspects of a complex portfolio for interdisciplinary faculty whose funding sources range from NSF, DoD, DOE, NIH, ONR and other federal and private sources; Works closely with faculty to submit proposals, create budgets, authorize and approve expenditures, forecast financial scenarios, and make sound recommendations for spending plans. [36171BR]
Research Project Coordinator
Provides day-to-day guidance to PI and researchers on administrative matters; manages workflow of projects on behalf of PI; coordinates sponsor progress reports and communications for a complex portfolio of research funds; oversees tracking of laboratory expenses; sets agenda for laboratory meetings; manages PI calendar; prepares manuscript submissions; coordinates new hire process for laboratory. [35419BR]
Staff Assistant III
Arranges travel and conference registrations; schedules meetings and interviews; assists with various events; processes packing slips and reimbursements; places catering orders; orders supplies; greets and directs visitors and staff; provides additional administrative support as needed. [35817BR]
Staff Assistant III
Provides reception desk coverage; schedules interviews and meetings; orders supplies; processes packing slips; schedules conference rooms; supports Institute events; keeps track of transactions related to equipment fabrications; runs inventory and other equipment reports; provides additional administrative support as needed. [35815BR]
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.
- Postdoctoral Fellow Research Opening -- Bioinspired Robotics and Collective Intelligence
- Postdoctoral Fellow Research Opening -- Development of Biomimetic Microsystems Aimed at Modeling Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Postdoctoral Fellow Research Opening -- Liver Model Development
- Postdoctoral Fellow Research Opening -- Bio-Inspired Microsystems Engineering
- Postdoctoral Fellow Research Opening -- Bio-Inspired Engineering
- Postdoctoral Fellow Research Opening -- Skin-on-a-Chip Model Development
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.