Postdoctoral Fellow – Testing Gene Editing Therapies Against Viral Infection in a Human Lung-on-a-Chip

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Boston, MA

ID: 7076656
Posted: April 1, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About the Wyss:

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.

Role Description:

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise and knowledge of virology and lung biology to join an interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers for the development of novel in vitro human organ-on-chip microsystems technologies to study and model respiratory viral infection and propagation in vitro.

In This Role You Will Have:

Strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biologists/physiologists, clinicians) is critical for this position
Expertise in working with influenza and/or corona virus, in vitro culture, inflammatory responses, and characterization of cells derived from the lung (small airway/alveolus), as well as knowledge of gene editing techniques, flow cytometry, basic molecular and cell biology concepts and techniques is a must.



 

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