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 for a Research Assistant position in the Biomimetic Microsystems platform. The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to harness these insights to create biologically-inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment – thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world.
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks a talented, enthusiastic and experienced individual to work as an assay biologist on our team focused on discovering novel Therapeutics and Diagnostic tools to identify and treat infectious diseases. This person will be responsible for collecting, processing and analyzing samples taken from in vivo and in vitro model systems. In particular, the duties will include processing cell culture and blood samples for the purification of RNA, proteins, metabolites and cells. Further analysis of the cells will be carried out using FACS analysis. Additional duties will include training others in developed protocols and maintaining detailed accounts of samples. The person filling this position will have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of additional experimental techniques, including microbiology, physiology, immunology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and flow cytometry. The position will require the candidate to work in a multidisciplinary team of biologist and engineers functioning in a collegial and fluid manner, present their work at weekly meetings, maintain good record keeping and contribute to appropriate scientific articles.
Additional Information: This position is grant-funded for one year with the strong possibility of renewal.
This position is grant-funded for one year with the strong possibility of renewal.
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Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology or a related field. Two or more years of experience in a lab environment. Education may count toward years of experience.
Experience in molecular biology, sample prep, FACS and/or assay development. Proficiency with personal computers and applicable software packages (Microsoft Word, Excel) is a must. Exposure or experience to one or more of the following areas: animal work, cell culture and in situ assays.
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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