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Senior Staff Engineer – Biosensors and diagnostics

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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