Scientist

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Boston, MA

ID: 7072184
Posted: November 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Us:
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is not a typical research organization. Our mission is to transform healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds, and getting our innovations out of the lab and into the real world, fast. At the Wyss Institute, faculty from premier academic and clinical institutions collaborate with staff scientists, postdocs, graduate students, industry experts, business development leaders, and entrepreneurs across disciplines to produce new technologies that don’t just succeed at making it to the market – they disrupt it. We support research that universities, companies, and VC firms don’t fund because they claim it’s too risky. We prefer to use the word “challenging,” and we love challenges. For more information, visit: http://wyss.harvard.edu/

About You:
You are a collaborative, impact-focused problem solver who wants to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to creating and commercializing novel therapeutic capabilities. You want the freedom to explore, to push the boundaries of what is possible, and use your ambition to tackle challenging projects in a fast-paced, industry-focused environment without a lot of administrative hurdles. You enjoy working with diverse groups of people and combining your expertise to create innovations that can change the world. You think differently, you’re adaptable, and others may have called your ideas “weird.” That’s great; we like weird!!

About the Role:
We are looking for an innovative Scientist with significant expertise in cell biology and physiology to join our Bioinspired Therapeutics and Diagnostics team. Reporting to the Lead Staff Scientist, you will perform research focusing on the discovery of new disease mechanisms, identification of therapeutic targets, and the discovery, design, and development of novel therapeutic compounds in various conventional culture formats as well as Organ chips. To learn more about our organ-on-chip bioinspired technologies, go to: https://wyss.harvard.edu/technologies/?tax technology_area&term=99

What you'll do:
Work with collaborating labs and CROs to generate multi-omic data from human Organ Chip experiments
Manage sponsored research programs that design and develop therapeutics based on microfluidic organ-on-chip human in vitro experimentation technology
Lead and mentor junior team members on executing grant deliverables
Implement and execute experiments at the bench using in vitro cell based assays, primary cell culture, cell based- microfluidic Organ chip assays, and molecular, biochemical and genetic analysis methods
Work with collaborating labs and CROs to generate multi-omic data from human Organ Chip experiments
Design experimental protocols and procedures
Collaborate with other project platforms and business development teams to help identify and establish commercial opportunities, licensing structures and start up strategies within our therapeutics and diagnostics programs
Write research proposals, reports, patent applications, presentations and publications, providing critical data, figures, or information for grant and patent submissions
Work with other team members to establish and manage external collaborations in pursuit of the Institute’s entrepreneurial mission; Services as a point of contact with collaborating laboratories
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others

What you’ll need:
Bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology, Physiology, Cancer Biology, Pharmacology or related field required
5 or more years of experience working in cell biology, physiology or related field. Advanced education may count towards years of experience

Desirable skills:
PhD in Cell Biology, Physiology, Cancer Biology, Pharmacology or related field strongly preferred
Extensive experience with any of the following disease areas: cancer, lung disease, infectious diseases or gastrointestinal disorders required
Experience with cancer, stromal-epithelial interactions, blood brain barrier, microvascular cells as well as IPS-derived cells and organoid-based cultures preferred
Strong organizational and communication skills to assist and collaborate with a multidisciplinary group of technology innovators, engineers, biologist and clinicians
Demonstrated ability to tackle and lead multiple projects while simultaneously performing bench work as a member of an integrated team is essential



 

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