Positions at the Wyss
Featured Position: Digital Content Coordinator
Regularly updates and provides support for the Institute website and other digital media, deploys HTML emails and ensures effective outreach of digital story products, works with external vendors and internal IT and communications teams to oversee ongoing web maintenance.
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 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 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 Engineer -- Software
Works with the educational robotics team and UX designers to plan system architecture and implementation details for iOS apps that interface with hardware; develop the front-end iOS-based system for controlling and interfacing with educational robots; identify critical components and potential roadblocks in the software development process and propose solutions. [33249BR]
Research Support Positions
Research Assistant IV -- Materials Characterization
Measures physical and chemical characteristics of materials; develops and updates standard operating procedures; trains users on equipment and instrumentation; assists in studies involving a number of state-of-the-art processes and applications in chemistry. [34774BR]
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]
Administration and Operations Positions
Manages a complex calendar; maintains accurate and organized electronic and paper files; designs and maintains Laboratory website and wiki; prepares documents for article and journal submissions; coordinates new hire process for the Laboratory; coordinates two full day symposiums per year. [34784BR]
Research Project Administrator
Manages workflow of projects on behalf of PI; plans and oversees events related to collaborative projects; assists with the writing of administrative components of proposals; sets agenda for staff meetings to facilitate communication within the team; monitors project milestones; maintains lab website and Sharepoint databases. [34853BR]
Financial Associate II
Coordinates the bi-annual inventory process, submits user security requests, maintains the Chart of Account, processes journals, prepares financial reports, assists in the preparation of external reporting, manages a portfolio of fellowship accounts, participates in special projects as assigned. [34923BR]
Digital Content Coordinator
Regularly updates and provides support for the Institute website and other digital media, deploys HTML emails and ensures effective outreach of digital story products, works with external vendors and internal IT and communications teams to oversee ongoing web maintenance. [34262BR]
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.
- Associate in Software Engineering
- Postdoctoral Fellow Research Opening -- Development of Biomimetic Microsystems Aimed at Modeling Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Postdoctoral Fellow Research Opening -- Liver Model Development
- Postdoctoral Fellow Research Opening -- Radiation Biology and Bone Marrow/Gut Physiology for the Development of Biomimetic Microsystems Aimed at Modeling Acute Radiation Syndrome
- 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.