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  • Biostasis Project Manager
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a Program Manager for a DARPA-funded program. The Program Manager will work with a diverse team of computational scientists, bioinformaticians, biologists, and engineers to develop novel classes of interventions that will reversibly induce stasis of biological processes and damage response in cellular, tissue, and whole organism. The Program Manager will serve as the administrative point of contact, oversee execution of milestones and deliverables, and facilitate documentation and reporting. The position offers a dynamic work environment with opportunity for creative scientific problem solving in a collaborative team setting with a focus on commercial applications of developed technologies. [47269BR]

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  • 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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  • Laboratory Manager – Robotics
    Research and Technology Development

    Duties & Responsibilities
    The Lab Manager – Robotics is responsible for overseeing the daily research operations of a large dynamic, interdisciplinary robotics laboratory. The Lab Manager – Robotics is responsible for the managing of experimental activities and execution of research projects related to wearable robotic systems in conjunction with the Primary Investigator (PI) and lab members.

    The Lab Manager – Robotics will oversee and carry out the daily operations of the lab including:

    • Manage day-to-day lab operations in such as lab space organization, coordinating planning and project update meetings, sponsor report preparation, proposal preparation, industry engagement and equipment maintenance.
    • Collaborate with lab members on research activities related to wearable robotic systems.
    • Train researchers on equipment usage, lab practices and provide safety oversight for equipment usage.
    • Assist the PI in monitoring, tracking, and guiding progress of research and oversee adherence to time frames and costs.
    • Manage inventory of hardware components, procure equipment and supplies.
    • Assist lab members with the testing of wearable robotic systems including with human subjects.

    Basic Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree, preferably in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, robotics, or related field. A minimum of 3 years of work experience in a research or a production environment. Advanced education may count toward experience.

    Additional Qualifications
    Experience in wearable robotics is a strong plus. Experience with prototyping electrical and mechanical systems, instrumentation, and system integration. Experience with code development and working with revision control systems such as GIT and SVN is a plus. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills. Must be able to work independently as well as oversee a team of researchers in conjunction with PI (Supervisory experience preferred). Knowledge or engineering documentation and laboratory procedures. [45989BR]

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  • Laboratory Support Assistant
    Research and Technology Development

    The Wyss Institute seeks a laboratory support technician to service/maintain/clean scientific instruments and equipment; set up new equipment; track orders; support stocking of supplies and chemicals; and assist with lab organization and cleanup efforts. Other duties include replenishing consumables in the labs, receiving and transporting instruments, arranging service or repairs for instruments, moving equipment between labs, disposal and decommissioning of old instruments, and helping with safety and compliance. [46981BR]

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  • Lead Senior Staff Scientist – Synthetic Biology
    Research and Technology Development

    The Wyss Institute seeks a synthetic biology Lead Senior Staff Scientist. The Lead Senior Staff Scientist will take a leadership role in developing industrial relationships and outreach to generate feedback that will guide the research and development efforts. The candidate will participate in the development of strategic plans for Wyss Institute research programs and work directly with Institute faculty and researchers in their efforts to develop novel technologies in reading, writing and editing nucleic acids and proteins. This Lead Senior Staff Scientist will also direct the translation of these technologies into new and exciting applications such as medical and environmental. [47293BR]

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  • Research Assistant II – Protein Engineering
    Research and Technology Development

    Responsibilities include: molecular cloning, DNA sequencing preparation and analysis, error-prone and targeted mutagenesis, expression and purification of proteins produced from in vivo bacterial and/or cell-free methods, functional assay development, and computational design and analysis. The Research Assistant will also aid in the implementation of these processes with robotic automation and liquid handling protocols. A successful candidate should have the ability to independently follow established protocols and be able make improvements when necessary. The candidate should also be high motivated, detail oriented, organized, and able to take the initiative. Collaboration within a multidisciplinary group and good communication skills are essential. Additional responsibilities include: thoroughly documenting experimental observations and protocols, participate in writing of research proposals, reports, patent applications, presentations, and publications as well as providing critical data, figures, or information for grant and patent submissions. [46609BR]

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  • Research Assistant III – Animal Care
    Research and Technology Development

    Reporting to the Staff Veterinarian at the Wyss Institute, the Research Assistant III will work on research projects involving vaccine research, inoculations, and post-operative care as directed. He/she will be responsible for overseeing study animals, daily rounds, and observations to check animal health status; adherence to protocols and techniques at the animal facility; performing and documenting experimental observations in rodent species. The successful candidate will execute rodent models of infection and perform data analysis; provide technical support for the development of new animal models and experimental procedures; assist in preparation of Protocol Applications to IACUC; follow standard operating procedures and maintain records to comply with regulatory requirements; maintain accurate records and documentation; assist to manage the laboratory space by maintaining necessary supplies and equipment and interfacing with veterinary staff and research scientists; participate in additional research and development activities as determined by Wyss Institute technical staff and researchers. [46569BR]

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  • Research Assistant III – Immuno-Assay Development
    Research and Technology Development

    [45710BR] The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks a talented and enthusiastic individual to work as a Research Assistant III in the Immuno-Materials and Programmable Nanomaterials platform. This person will assist Wyss faculty and researchers in translating proof-of-principle experiments with major focus in immunology endpoints, from the laboratory to prototypes for commercially viable products. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, medical implants, drug delivery, immunotherapy of cancer and infectious diseases, delivery of DNA constructs and other biomaterials in vivoto understand mechanism(s) of action of such novel products. The candidate will have many opportunities to plan, perform, develop, as well as transfer immune cell based assays as appropriate, while characterizing biomaterial-based human therapeutics.

    The successful candidate will participate in the academic community and researchers with industrial background, helping to define and create the technology and culture at Wyss. In addition to laboratory work, he/she will be provided opportunities to participate in the development of strategic plans for commercialization, including helping draft patent applications and present results to potential industrial partners. Collaboration with other Wyss personnel to achieve objectives and enhance service quality is expected.

    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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  • Senior Sponsored Research Officer
    Administration and Operations

    Independently prepare, negotiate and manage a full array of sponsored research awards. Provide recommendations for the use of financial resources.

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  • Senior Staff Engineer – Biosensors and diagnostics
    Research and Technology Development

    The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks a talented, enthusiastic, and experienced individual to work as a Senior StaffEngineer member of the Advanced Technology Team on the Bioinspired Therapeutics and Diagnostics platform and lead the technological development of novel diagnostics. The successful candidate for this position will report to the Technology Translation Director and will conduct research activities under the direction of the Lead Faculty of the Bioinspired Therapeutics & Diagnostics Platform.

    The candidate should have a strong and broad knowledge of medical, environmental, or industrial diagnostics and particularly in the design and realization of advanced electrochemical sensors and microfluidic devices with integrated sensing techniques and approaches. Previous experience in the design, fabrication, optimization, and integration of biological sensing concepts with microfluidic devices is required. A working knowledge of bioassay development and integration using natural and synthetic biological receptors is necessary.

    The candidate is expected to provide technical leadership to project teams within the area of diagnostics, as well as development of novel instrumentalized organs-on-chips. Previous experience in the development of clinical diagnostics and/or in situ monitoring technologies for microfluidic cell cultures and/or bioreactors is a plus.

    The candidate should have the drive and motivation needed to lead the development, planning, execution, and de-risking of promising technologies at the Wyss Institute and their development into potential commercial opportunities. The candidate is expected to work closely with industrial partners, establish new opportunities, and interact closely with the business development team to help advance the technology towards commercialization.

    Responsibilities include design of experimental procedures and protocols; establishment of timelines and milestones; management of interdisciplinary research teams and research programs; organization and oversight of experiments; assisting in grant and proposal development; and developing and managing industrial collaborations. The successful candidate for this position will be capable of performing research and training team members (including technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows) in the use, design, and implementation of sensor and assay development tasks.

    The candidate will also work in collaborative efforts with other researchers and Faculty at the Institute across disciplines, Harvard University, and collaborating institutions. The chosen candidate for this position will contribute to the preparation of grants, protocols, presentations, and technical reports, and be a key point of contact with academic and industrial collaborators as well as funding institutions. [47127BR]

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