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Come join our Wyss community! We are bringing together world-class talent from different backgrounds, disciplines, industries and institutions in an open collaborative culture that empowers people to share their viewpoints and challenge their thinking to create novel solutions that change the world.

  • Our Work

    At the Wyss Institute, we leverage recent insights into how Nature builds, controls and manufactures to develop new engineering innovations. By emulating biological principles, we are developing disruptive technology solutions for healthcare, energy, architecture, robotics, and manufacturing, which are translated into commercial products and therapies through formation of new startups and corporate alliances.

    Our work revolves around eight core Focus Areas rooted in diverse fields. Learn more about our work and our model of technology translation.

    Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
  • Our Benefits

    • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical, dental & vision plans. All coverage begins as of your start date.
    • Time Off: 3-4 weeks vacation, 12 sick days, 11.5 holidays, winter recess, and 3 paid personal days per year.
    • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
    • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
    • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
    • Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

    Learn more about Harvard University benefits.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Staff Positions

  • ATT – Staff Software/Operations Engineer
    Business Development and Technology Translation

    Works closely with researchers, including faculty, staff scientists, engineers, post-docs and graduate students, to author and adapt in-house software libraries, existing life science software and machine learning tools to create pipelines that support our research and advance the state of the art in experimental design; areas of focus include protein design, gene synthesis, genome editing and next-gen sequencing. [42875BR]

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  • Laboratory Manager – Robotics
    Administration and Operations

    Independently oversees and carries out the daily research operations of the lab; responsibilities include managing, creating and administering lab systems, practices, policies, and procedures; ensures good lab organization for equipment, tools, work spaces and projects; monitors, tracks and guides progress of research and oversees adherence to time frames and costs. [40569BR]

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  • Staff Scientist Immunotherapy
    Business Development and Technology Translation

    Develops and conducts functional assays and utilizes models to validate the biological properties and therapeutic potential of Immunotherapy treatments; responsible for driving translational approaches to investigate and support our immunotherapy vaccine programs. Writes research proposals, reports, patent applications, presentations and publications, providing critical data, figures or information for grant and patent submissions. [44507BR]

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Academic Positions

  • Systems Discovery
    Postdoctoral Fellow Research

    The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Systems Discovery platform. The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to harness these insights to create biologically-inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment – thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world.

    We seek outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise in machine learning to join a team of computational and systems biologists working on the discovery of novel synthetic gene circuits, predict their behavior, and propose modifications to existing gene circuitries to perform defined functions.

    Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related field of study, and have a proven record of high quality publications in the fields of systems biology, machine learning, or bioinformatics. This individual will bring in tools and concepts from machine learning into the discovery of novel synthetic gene circuits, predict their behavior, and propose modifications to existing gene circuitries to perform defined functions. S/he will be familiar with deep learning, artificial intelligence, latent space modeling, Bayesian modeling, as well as more traditional machine learning techniques, while showcasing an innate creativity and ability to consistently think outside of the box. A solid understanding of ordinary differential equation modeling is a plus and expertise in MATLAB and/or R, Python or other scripting language is a must. Applications, assembled as single PDF files, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). Applications should be sent to faculty_postdocs@wyss.harvard.edu using the subject line “SYSTEMS DISCOVERY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW APPLICATION.

    Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

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  • Systems Discovery – Influenza
    Postdoctoral Fellow Research

    The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Systems Discovery platform. The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to harness these insights to create biologically-inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment – thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world.

    We seek outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise in computational systems biology and/or machine learning to join a vibrant team of researchers working on the development of clinically relevant models of influenza infection in human, leveraging the organ-on-chip technology developed at the Wyss Institute. During this project, this individual will be responsible for critical analyses of multi-omics data, while exploring the development of algorithms for identification of novel biomarkers and drug targets for influenza.

    Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related field of study, and have a proven record of high quality publications in the fields of systems biology, machine learning, or bioinformatics. Strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biologists/physiologists, clinicians) is critical for this position. This individual will be proficient in the analyses of transcriptomics data (microarray, RNA-seq, single-cell seq), proteomics, and metabolomics data. A solid understanding of ordinary differential equation and flux balance modeling is a plus and expertise in MATLAB and/or R, Python or other scripting language is a must. Applications, assembled as single PDF files, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). Applications should be sent to faculty_postdocs@wyss.harvard.edu using the subject line “SYSTEMS DISCOVERY – INFLUENZA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW APPLICATION.

    Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

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  • Bio-Inspired Engineering
    Postdoctoral Fellow Research

    The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a number of postdoctoral fellow positions. The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to harness these insights to create biologically inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment – thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world.

    A Ph.D. in a related field is required as is a background in synthetic biology, living materials or biological control. Candidates are specifically sought for the following enabling technology platforms: Adaptive Materials Technologies; Anticipatory Medical and Cellular Devices; Biomaterials Evolution; Biomimetic Microsystems; Programmable Nanomaterials and Bioinspired Robotics. For more specific information, please visit our website at http://www.wyss.harvard.edu.

    Applications, assembled as single pdf files, should contain a C.V., a cover letter describing research interests and goals, a full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, and names and contact information for at least three writers of letters of recommendation, who might be contacted as references. Applications should be sent to postdocs@wyss.harvard.edu.

    Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

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Contact

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Rosanna Kelleher
rosanna.kelleher@wyss.harvard.edu
+1 617-432-1638

Senior Academic Affairs Manager
Jonathan Colburn
jonathan.colburn@wyss.harvard.edu
+1 617-432-1077

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