Staff Scientist at Harvard University

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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Staff Scientist - Tissue and Organ Regeneration



Harvard University

School/Unit
Harvard Medical School

Sub-Unit
Wyss Institute

Job Function
Research

Time Status
Full-time

Department
Wyss Institute

Salary Grade
058

Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities
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 is seeking a highly motivated and innovative Scientist with significant expertise in Tissue Engineering to join a dynamic team dedicated to the discovery, development and translation of novel technologies in cell biology, tissue fabrication, and organ regeneration. The Scientist will lead ongoing initiatives towards the goal of whole organ bioengineering at the Wyss Institute. These studies entail primary and stem cell culture, tissue and organ assembly, maintenance and characterization of organs during maturation in bioreactors, and in vivo implantation. Additional analytical responsibilities include light and fluorescence microscopy, histologic analysis, molecular biology, biochemical assays, and tissue-level physiology. Specifically, this role will be responsible for driving translational approaches to investigate and support our 3D Organ Engineering focus area. Candidates must be willing to spend a majority of time at the bench doing experiments that advance this initiative.

The position reports to the Institute's Operations Director. Under the technical supervision of Organ Engineering Faculty Leads (Christopher Chen and Jennifer Lewis), the Staff Scientist will carry out a broad range of research activities and procedures with some latitude to determine techniques and to establish protocols. The Staff Scientist will perform lab procedures with speed, precision, and understanding of the theory behind these techniques and assays.

Duties and Responsibilities continued in Additional Information

Basic Qualifications
Ph.D. degree in a biological science, bioengineering, or related discipline, with a good understanding of Cellular & Molecular Biology. 3 or more years industry and/or academic experience in biofabrication, tissue engineering, cell biology or related areas. Industry experience required.

Additional Qualifications
Demonstrated broad theoretical and practical knowledge of the fields of biofabrication, tissue engineering, and cell biology
Strong scientific track-record demonstrating well organized design and execution of studies
Extensive experience with in vivo and in vitro tissue fabrication, characterization, and implantation
Demonstrated success in leading and working in cross-functional teams
Comfortable in a fast-paced translational environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
Flexible and cooperative spirit with strong commitment to team efforts
Strong oral, written, and presentation skills

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