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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.

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    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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Staff Positions

  • Industrial Designer
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking an industrial designer to contribute to the design, fabrication, and documentation of soft wearables. The individual will support ongoing research and translational efforts and interact with other researchers as well as external clinical collaborators, patients and industry partners. [47239BR]

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  • Staff Engineer- Electrical
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a talented, creative, and enthusiastic individual to contribute to the design and construction of various low-power embedded electrical systems, instrumentation, and components for wearable robotic applications. The Staff Electrical Engineer will develop functional and technical requirements with an engineering and biomechanics team and interpret these into system specifications and prototypes. [47496BR]

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  • Sponsored Projects Administrator
    Administration and Operations

    We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to join our fast-paced and dynamic organization as a Sponsored Projects Administrator on the Sponsored Projects team. This position will perform multiple, diverse and complex accounting and financial management duties for a diverse group of sponsored projects. This position will work in partnership with Senior Sponsored Research Officers (SSROs) to perform complex financial (post-award) analysis, prepare monthly PI financial reports, and on completion of sponsor reports in accordance with strict deadlines. The Sponsored Projects Administrator will also independently manage a small and changing portfolio. [47372BR]

     

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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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  • In Vitro Modeling of the Cervico-Vaginal Epithelium for Understanding the Role of Microbiome in Vaginal Health
    Postdoctoral Fellow Research

    The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Bioinspired Therapeutics & 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 female reproductive biology and physiology to join an interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers for the development of novel in vitro “organ-on-chip” microsystems technologies to study and model vaginal and cervical epithelium in vitro and explore the role of the microbiome in maintaining vaginal health. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. or M.D. and have a proven record of high quality publications in female reproductive biology, inflammation, and/or ecosystems. Strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biologists/physiologists, clinicians) is critical for this position. Expertise in in vitro culture of primary epithelial cells, as well as knowledge of basic molecular and cell biology concepts and techniques is a must. Experience with stem cell culture/differentiation and microbiology would be beneficial but not necessary.

    The ideal candidate would bring expertise in female reproductive cell biology, physiology, and pathophysiology, with an interest in applying this expertise in combination with modern bioengineering practices towards the development of novel therapeutics to promote vaginal homeostasis. This postdoctoral fellow is expected to develop and lead an interdisciplinary research project aimed at creating microengineered “organ-on-chip” models, simulating human diseases and exploring their use in vaginal health.

    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 “VAGINAL HEALTH APPLICATION.”

    Harvard University is 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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Systems Discovery Biostasis
    Postdoctoral Fellow Research

    We seek outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise in machine learning and/or computational biology to join a team of computational and systems biologists led by Dr. James Collins and Dr. Diogo Camacho, in efforts to explore the biological mechanisms leading to organismal stasis.

    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 be proficient in the analyses of transcriptomics data (microarray, RNA-seq, single-cell seq), proteomics, and metabolomics data. Additionally, this individual will have a good understanding of state-of-the-art analytical techniques from diverse fields including, but limited to, statistical learning and metabolic modeling. During this project, this individual will be responsible for critical analyses of multi-omics data, while exploring the development of algorithms for identification of mechanisms associated with biostasis. Expertise in MATLAB and/or R, Python or other scripting language is a must. S/he will participate in writing research proposals and reports to funding agencies, providing critical data, figures or information for grant and patent submissions; will write and collaborate with faculty and other researchers on manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications of research findings; will interact regularly with Core and Associate Institute faculty and Institute staff; will present research results at Wyss internal and external meetings. S/he will train others on research methodology as well as the tools and approaches used to perform the research and collect, analyze, and present the data to the research team and collaborators.

    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 BIOSTASIS 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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Human Resource Manager
Deirdre Hume
deirdre.hume@wyss.harvard.edu

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