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Positions at the Wyss

Featured Position: Digital Content Coordinator

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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.

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The Wyss Institute currently has openings in the following areas:

Advanced Technology Team Positions

Senior Staff Scientist -- Cell Based Therapeutics Discovery
Helps to oversee a large program focused on use of human organ-on-chip microfluidic devices for discovery of new drugs, biologics and cellular therapeutics. [33171BR]

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
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. [34409BR]

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]

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 Support Positions

Research Assistant IV -- Motion Capture Lab
Supports the smooth and safe functioning of the Wyss Motion Capture Lab and the human subject study efforts within the Lab; assists in the orientation and training of new research staff and students; interacts regularly with Institute faculty and research staff to effectively manage scheduling. [33994BR]

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. [32817BR]

Research Assistant IV -- Microdevice Design Technician
Designs and fabricates microfluidic devices, carries out experiments, organizes and analyzes data, assists with maintenance and procurement of equipment and supplies relating to microdevice fabrication, contributes to internal reports, patent applications, presentations and publications. [33282BR]

Administration and Operations Positions

Business Development Lead
Helps create solid business plans based on market need, potential impact and Institute competencies for Wyss portfolio technologies. Maintains an extensive professional network and leverages the Institute's expertise, resources and networks to enhance the Institute's translational efforts in multiple technology areas and domains. [33395BR]

Science Writer
Writes press releases, feature stories, and content for the Institute's website; works collaboratively with the Institute Communications team, faculty, and staff to report on the Institute's translational efforts. [34184BR]

IT Support Associate II - Team Lead
Monitors IT requests and workflow, provides guidance and support in the use and selection of information technologies, troubleshoots advanced level research computer-related problems, conducts IT related purchase consulting and coordination, manages and documents client support issues. [33673BR]

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]

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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