Job Title: Post-Bach/Post-Grad-Fellow Description: 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: http://wyss.harvard.edu/ . 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.
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