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  • Development Manager – New Alliances
    Business Development and Technology Translation

    We are seeking a talented, energetic professional to join our business development community as Development Manager- New Alliances. This newly created position is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to create and implement a new philanthropic function at the Institute. This candidate will bring fundraising expertise to the business development team to further the mission of the Wyss to transform human healthcare and the environment. Reporting to the Director of Alliance Development, the Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Leadership, the Business Development Team and Wyss Faculty with the goal of identifying and assessing new donor prospects and developing systems to streamline the outreach activities to major donor prospects. In this position, the successful applicant will conduct and update strategic research in support of alliance development with venture firms, foundations, corporations, family offices and individuals who have philanthropic and/or business interests that are aligned with important Wyss Initiatives in the area of healthcare and global sustainability.  [50758BR]

     

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  • Research Assistant II
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and multi-talented individual to work as a Research Assistant II. The employee will construct expression plasmids, perform transient transfections into mammalian cells, perform immunofluorescence staining, store data, and perform preliminary data analysis. The employee will also maintain an organized collection of plasmids, mammalian cell lines, and data collection protocols suitable for transfer to others including outside agencies. The employee will present data at group meetings, assist in writing papers and monthly reports to funding agencies. The employee will attend in seminar series within the Wyss Institute and HMS and take part in the scientific and intellectual life of the lab, the Wyss Institute, and Harvard Medical School. [50111BR]

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  • Research Assistant II – Biosensors and Diagnostics
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a Research Assistant II who will work on research projects involving electrochemical assay development, sensor and microfluidic fabrication and integration into novel diagnostic platforms that will address the following point: (i) Microfabrication of devices (ii) low sample volume consumption, (iii) rapid sample-to-results and (iv) high-throughput. Specifically, microfluidics and the integration of multiple and multiplexed sensitive detection schemes into one device are the main challenges that will need to be addressed. The major work task would be to get up speed with micro fabrication techniques used within the group and Electrochemical/ optical assay development. [50198BR]

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  • Research Assistant III – Microfluidic Cell Based Assays
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a research assistant that will significantly contribute to a research program involving the use of cell culture and microfluidic in vitro models to support our efforts in novel drug discovery for multiple organs, including the liver. The successful candidate will be a part of the Bioinspired Therapeutics and Diagnostics platform and will be responsible for the testing potential drugs in 2D and 3D primary cell culture models, as well as develop and validate of various in-vitro and cell-based assays, including, but not limited to cell based qPCR/TaqMan, ELISA, westerns, enzymatic assays, imaging, and flow cytometry. [50522BR]

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  • Research Assistant III- Biology/Hematology
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a motivated Research Assistant to work in biology and hematology within our Biomimetic Microsystems platform. The candidate will be a part of a multidisciplinary team working on developing a number of state-of-the-art processes to improve the hemocompatiblity of medical device materials and to separate pathogens from infected blood. The candidate will be responsible for performing experiments with blood to determine hemocompatibility of the materials both in vitro and in vivo, immunoassays (ELISAs), microscopy, histology, flow Cytometry and molecular biology as well as assay development. In vivo studies will involve evaluating the biocompatibility and efficacy of materials in Swine. In addition, the candidate will perform surface modification of medical devices and protein conjugation in order to characterize biocompatibility of devices and efficacy of pathogen separation. The position will require the candidate to work in a multidisciplinary team of biologists, chemists and engineers, interact in a collegial and fluid manner with other scientists and staff at the Wyss Institute, present his/her work at weekly meetings and write appropriate scientific articles and patent applications. [50128BR]

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  • Research Assistant III- Lung Disease
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a Research Assistant III to significantly contribute to a research program involving the use of microfluidic human lung in vitro models to the pathology of cystic fibrosis, and the contribution of infection within this model. The successful candidate will be a part of our Bioinspired Therapeutics and Diagnostics Platform and also work with our internal drug discovery team to leverage this knowledge to identify and develop novel anti-inflammatory therapies. They will be responsible for the optimization and execution of microfluidic Organ on Chip primary cell culture, bacterial infection, and the development and validation of various in-vitro cell based assays, including, but not limited to, bacterial and cell based qPCR/TaqMan, ELISA, westerns, enzymatic assays, imaging, and immune cell-based assays. Previous experience with mammalian cell culture is a must. [50520BR ]

     

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  • Research Assistant III-Biosensors and Microfluidics
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a Research Assistant to work on research projects involving electrochemical and optical assay development, sensor fabrication and integration into novel diagnostic platforms that will address the following points: (i) Microfabrication of devices (ii) low sample volume consumption, (iii) rapid sample-to-results and (iv) high-throughput. Specifically, microfluidics and the integration of multiple and multiplexed sensitive detection schemes into one device are the main challenges that will need to be addressed. The major work task would be to learn the micro fabrication techniques used within the group and Electro-chemical assay development. [50195BR]

     

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  • Research Scientist
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and experienced individual to work in a team of Institute researchers and faculty as part of the Bioinspired Therapeutics & Diagnostics platform. This candidate will be working on projects involving the development of novel therapeutics. In collaboration with other team members, this position will be responsible for designing and carrying out screening and characterization experiments to identify novel antibodies, peptides, and formulations. The candidate will be responsible for designing and carry out molecular biology, protein design, antibody selections, and cell-based assays in our process. [49871BR]

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  • Senior Staff Scientist – Machine Learning
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a Senior Staff Scientist with extensive experience in machine learning, deep learning, and big data analysis to join our emerging Machine Intelligence and Data Analytics group, under the direction of Wyss leadership and faculty. This individual will work closely with experimental collaborators at the institute to effectively support their needs for data processing and interpretation, as well as developing strong relationships with the business development and technology translation teams. They will use computational approaches to integrate results from diverse high-throughput assay types, build predictive models for biomedicine applications including but not limited to electronic medical record mining, medical devices, drug discovery, and disease biology. [50500BR]

     

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  • Staff Scientist -Tissue and Organ Regeneration
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a talented energetic professional to join our community as a Staff Scientist in the field of Tissue and Organ Regeneration. This entrepreneurially minded individual will work closely with Wyss Faculty and act as an intellectual ‘bridge’ scientist, who will bring both tissue engineering bench expertise and industry / startup experience in product development to the table, and combine these strengths to drive basic science findings from your future colleagues at Harvard, MIT, and Boston University into pre-clinical animal models, and eventually to patients. [49927BR]

     

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