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The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to
transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as
an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute
faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology
development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty
and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators
and establishment of corporate alliances. For more information, visit:​​
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications from
talented, enthusiastic individuals, who are interested in gaining training and experience in the
development of state-of-the art materials for biomedical applications.
The successful candidate will:
perform biological assays with bacterial and mammalian cells
develop and refine protocols for the measurement of proteins (e.g. ELISA) and small
molecules (e.g. GC/MS and LC/MS)
measure physical and chemical characteristics of materials
maintain bacterial and mammalian cell lines
research and design test protocols
make observations, analyze data, and interpret results
prepare and deliver both oral and written reports to small- or medium-sized groups
maintain a thorough and orderly lab notebook
interface with researchers of many different backgrounds and levels of expertise
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Materials Science or a related
discipline. Two or more years hands-on work experience is preferred in one or more of the following
areas: biological assays, bioengineering, materials characterization, biochemistry. Advanced education
and/or practical internships during education may count toward experience. Good organizational
skills and attention to detail are also required.
Additional Qualifications:
Familiarity with medical device approval and regulation processes and ISO standards is a plus, as is
some knowledge of engineering principles (diffusion, mass and energy transfer, etc.), basic
programming, and/or analytical chemistry methods. Exceptional problem solving abilities, a high-level
of self-motivation, and the capacity to make independent decisions without relying on specific
instructions are highly desired.
Additional information:​
This is a term position for 1 year with the possibility of renewal.
Application Requirements:
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) Names of 3 references, with their contact information
Please send these documents as one PDF file to the following email address:
[email protected]
Please include your last name and ‘BioFellow’ in the subject line.
EEO Statement​
: We are 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.