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  • Events Coordinator
    Administration and Operations

    We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to join our events team as an Events Coordinator. The Events Coordinator will support the planning, coordination, promotion, execution and evaluation of all Institute events including international conferences, workshops, meetings, seminars, retreats, symposia, and social events and activities taking place on and off Institute locations. [48741BR]

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  • Financial Analyst II
    Administration and Operations

    We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to join our growing community as a financial analyst. This individual assists in the management of the day-to-day financial operations at the Wyss Institute. They will have a variety of responsibilities. They will work closely with the Sponsored Projects and Procurement teams to ensure accurate coding for the capital assets and track spending against various funding sources. They will assist with the design, implementation, and maintenance of a financial management infrastructure to efficiently and effectively support the fiscal activities at the Wyss Institute. [47930BR]

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  • Laboratory Support Assistant
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and multi-talented individual to work as a laboratory support technician within Research Operations providing support to the research. Working under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, this person will support shared equipment and spaces. This person will also respond to the laboratory- and facility-related requests of platform leaders, researchers, and other staff members at the Wyss Institute as needed. The main duties of this position include maintaining and servicing scientific equipment, setting up new equipment, supporting the stocking of supplies and chemicals for the laboratories, and assisting with lab organization and cleanup efforts. The laboratory spaces of the Wyss Institute are in Longwood Medical Area in Boston, MA as well as in Cambridge, MA. Regular travel between these two sites is expected for this position. [48678BR]

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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 – DNA nanotechnology for microscopy and molecular interrogation
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a talented individual to work as a Research Assistant II in Peng Yin’s lab. The lab specializes in developing and applying DNA-based technology, including the application of DNA probes to transform biomolecular imaging and understand nano-scale organization.  The successful candidate may work on a variety of these “imaging” projects, applying molecular biology protocols to construct, amplify, conjugate, or assemble DNA components and in turn apply them to recording or imaging applications in vitro or in vivo. In conjunction with senior lab members, the RA will follow existing or help develop new protocols, manage equipment, reagents, and data, and have an opportunity to grow and work independently upon training. [48500BR]

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  • Research Assistant III – High-throughput Screening Technician
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeing a talented, creative, and enthusiastic individual to contribute to high-throughput screening for the discovery of novel classes of therapeutics focused on broadly reducing organisms’ metabolism. Using the Xenopus frog embryo model, the candidate will perform phenotypic screens in traditional culture systems as well as automated custom instrumentation in conjunction with the Microengineering team. The position will primarily involve embryo microinjection, standard and automated culture, time-lapse imaging, and collection of transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome samples for analysis. [48310BR]

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  • Research Assistant III – Microbiology
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeking a Research Assistant for the Bioinspired Therapeutics and Devices platform. We are looking for a motivated individual that will be part of a multidisciplinary team working on developing state-of-the-art vaccines against pathogens designed to address unmet medical needs. The position includes developing processes involving the capture, detection, and quantification of pathogens from samples. The candidate will be responsible for the microbial culture, and assay of samples for both vaccine production and testing of efficacy. The position will require the candidate to work in a multidisciplinary team of biologist and engineers, present their work at weekly meetings and write appropriate scientific articles. [48128BR]

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  • Research Assistant IV- 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 and antibody delivery for multiple organs, including the blood-brain barrier and liver. The successful candidate will be responsible for the optimization and execution of microfluidic Organ-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. [48170BR]

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  • Senior Research Scientist – Organ Chip-Enabled Therapeutics
    Research and Technology Development

    We are seeing a talented, enthusiastic, and experienced individual to work with Institute researchers and faculty to help build our Therapeutics Discovery capabilities. This candidate will have expertise in molecular cell biology and physiology as well as extensive experience in any of the following disease areas: cancer, lung disease, infectious diseases, or gastrointestinal disorders. They will also be responsible for actively carrying out studies at the bench, as well as leading and managing, internal and external sponsored research programs that design and develop therapeutics based on microfluidic organ-on-a-chip (Organ Chip) human in vitro experimentation technology. This will require a strong background in vitro cell based assays, requiring hands-on experience with primary cell culture, development of cell-based microfluidic Organ Chip assays, molecular, biochemical, and genetic analysis methods, and bioinformatics techniques in a research and development environment.  [48327BR]

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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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