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  • Industrial Designer
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a talented and creative individual to assist scientists and engineers in the design and visualization of biological and synthetic machines and materials. The Industrial Designer (ID) will assist scientists and engineers with creative thinking and ideation by both practice and example [49493BR]

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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. [48726BR]

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  • Research Assistant II – Diagnostics
    Research and Technology Development

    The Research Assistant II will work with a multidisciplinary team at the Wyss Institute on exosome research. Exosomes are extracellular vesicles secreted by all cells that contain proteins and RNA. The RAII will work primarily within David Walt’s lab and the newly established Diagnostics Platform, on questions pertaining to both the basic biology of extracellular vesicles, as well as technology development with regard to neurodegenerative disease diagnostics. The RAII will carry out a variety of experimental biological techniques including cell culture, exosome isolation from cell culture media and biological fluids, protein biochemistry, and RNA analysis. [48885BR]

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  • Research Assistant III- Blood Brain Barrier
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to work as a Research Assistant in the Bioinspired Therapeutics & Diagnostics platform. The successful candidate 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 and antibody delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The successful candidate will be responsible for the optimization and execution of microfluidic BBB-on-Chip primary cell culture and the development and validation 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. [49482BR]

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  • Staff Assistant III
    Administration and Operations

    The Wyss Institute seeks a talented and enthusiastic individual to join our community as a Staff Assistant III. S/he will provide daily reception desk coverage by greeting and directing all visitors and staff in a fast paced and dynamic research environment, schedule interviews and meetings, order supplies, process packing slips, place catering orders, schedule conference rooms, order and distribute tickets for parking validation, distribute mail, arrange transportation, process reimbursements and support the Administrative Services Team as well as Institute events. The Staff Assistant III will also provide support to our Faculty Assistants with corporate card reconciliations by tracking down missing receipts and scanning documents. S/he will provide additional administrative support in areas as needed. [49471BR]

    This job is scheduled to publish on 2019-06-19

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  • Staff Electromechanical Engineer- ATT
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking an energetic individual to work as a Staff Electromechanical Engineer within the Advanced Technology Team. Reporting to the Lead Senior Staff Engineer in Bioinspired Soft Robotics, the Staff Electromechanical Engineer assists and enables Wyss Institute faculty and researchers in their research and development efforts in the field of biologically inspired engineering. The incumbent will contribute to the design, fabrication, assembly, testing, control and optimization of various wearable soft robotic components and systems within the Institute’s technology platforms. [48813BR]

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  • Staff Scientist – Organ Chip-Enabled Therapeutic Discovery
    Research and Technology Development

    The Wyss Institute seeks a talented, enthusiastic and experienced individual to work as an Advanced Technology Team Staff Scientist on the Bioinspired Therapeutics and Diagnostics platform. The successful candidate will be responsible for application of human Organ Chip technology to mimic pathophysiology and develop novel therapeutics. Responsibilities include design of experimental procedures and protocols; management of interdisciplinary research teams; organization and oversight of experiments, and sample preparation/analysis. 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 in vitro studies, as well as key endpoint analyses. This will require a strong background in vitro cell based assays, requiring hands-on experience with primary cell culture, molecular and biochemical techniques, and discovery tools, such as CRISPR, phage display, or other molecular engineering approaches, in a research and development environment. 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 collaborators as well as funding institutions. [46591BR]

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