Harvard University Research Assistant II Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47315BRAuto req ID:47315BRJob Code:403112 Research Assistant II Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant II – Immuno-Assay DevelopmentSub-Unit:Wyss Institute Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background in Biology, Immunology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Engineering or related field is required. One or more years directly related work experience. Higher education may count toward years of experience.Additional Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree preferred. 3-5 Years of experience with one or more of key technologies that routinely involve cell culture, variety of immune-assays (existing and new), tissue processing and immune cell characterizing through flow-cytometry, Elispot and immune assessment through antibody characterization by ELISA and others means. Experience in mammalian cell based assay development and cell imaging is desirable. Molecular biology, polymer chemistry, animal testing, and/or in vitrocell based testing experience a plus. Good laboratory practices, well organized in planning and performing lab work, maintaining good lab records and notebooks are necessary. Strong motivation for curiosity driven research, hypothesis generation and constantly improve on technologies, along with excellent communication (oral and written) skills, and ability to work both independently and as part of different teams is required. Responsible for mentoring and training less experienced research associates and takes on additional responsibilities as required by new projects assigned.Additional Information:This is a term position for two years with the possibility of renewal.Department:Wyss InstitutePre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research 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 for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks a talented and enthusiastic individual to work as a Research Assistant II in the Immuno-Materials and Programmable Nanomaterials platform. This person will assist Wyss faculty and researchers in translating proof-of-principle experiments with major focus in immunology endpoints, from the laboratory to prototypes for commercially viable products. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, medical implants, drug delivery, immunotherapy of cancer and infectious diseases, delivery of DNA constructs and other biomaterials in vivoto understand mechanism(s) of action of such novel products. The candidate will have many opportunities to plan, perform, develop, as well as transfer immune cell based assays as appropriate, while characterizing biomaterial-based human therapeutics.

The successful candidate will participate in the academic community and researchers with industrial background, helping to define and create the technology and culture at Wyss. In addition to laboratory work, he/she will be provided opportunities to participate in the development of strategic plans for commercialization, including helping draft patent applications and present results to potential industrial partners. Collaboration with other Wyss personnel to achieve objectives and enhance service quality is expected.School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.