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 successful candidate will work with a collaborative team of academic, staff, and industrial researchers on developing rapid cell-based methods for the detection of nucleic acids, metabolites, and other entities using programmable biological components. The candidate will contribute to ongoing efforts to develop broadly-applicable biological sensor and diagnostic devices. He/she will investigate, modify and/or develop new protocols, procedures, or techniques to accelerate the completion of research goals. He/she will identify resources in the Wyss community and beyond to approach research challenges; will conduct laboratory research, mentor and supervise the efforts of students and fellows; will collaborate with faculty and other researchers, acting as expert in specialized area; will participate in writing research proposals and reports to funding agencies, providing critical data, figures or information for grant and patent submissions; will write and collaborate with faculty and other researchers on manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications of research findings; will interact regularly with Core and Associate Institute faculty and Institute staff; will present research results at Wyss internal and external meetings. He/She will train others on research methodology as well as the tools and approaches used to perform the research and collect, analyze and present the data to the research team and collaborators.
This is a term position for one year with the possibility for renewal.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Advanced degree in biochemistry, microbiology, biomedical engineering or related field required. Five or more years of laboratory experience in biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, enzyme assays, or related experience. Education may count towards years' experience.
PhD is strongly preferred. Experience with cell-free systems, bacterial genetics, molecular diagnostics, and synthetic biology strongly preferred. Documented record of scientific contribution to academic publications, as evidenced by authorship on research papers preferred. Hands-on experience with in-vitro analytical techniques to assess enzymatic reactions, microfluidics, and biosensor development preferred. Excellent documentation, analytical, communication, and inter-personal skills.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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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