Harvard University Research Assistant III Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46615BRAuto req ID:46615BRJob Code:403116 Research Assistant III Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Microengineering Research Assistant III (Microengineering Instrumentation Technician)Sub-Unit:Wyss Institute Salary Grade:054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background in Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Physical Sciences, Biomedical fields or a related field. Two or more years of hands-on experience in software engineering, web development, embedded systems engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical instrumentation, or related experience. Higher education may count towards years of experience.Additional Qualifications:A strong grasp and demonstrated application of one of the following programming languages: JavaScript, Python, Java, C, C++, or similar. The candidate should have a strong knowledge of and demonstrated application of at least one powerful scripting language such as JavaScript, Python, Java, C, or C++, and the drive to learn and explore new programming languages and skills as needed for the development of our technology. Extensive Python experience for hardware control or complex data analysis strongly preferred. Experience with Arduino, circuit design and prototyping and embedded systems a strong plus. Strong organizational and communication skills required assisting and collaborating with multidisciplinary groups of technology innovators and engineers, as well as biologists and clinicians, in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about hardware and software development and have a desire to learn.Additional Information:This position is grant-funded for one year with the possibility of renewal. Offer contingent on successful completion of pre-placement medical evaluation. Department:Wyss InstitutePre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:

Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm

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, creative, and enthusiastic individual to contribute to the design and development of novel high-throughput biological culture and analysis instrumentation systems critical for the discovery of novel therapeutics. The Microengineering Research Assistant III will work with a collaborative team of academic and industrial engineers and biologists on designing, prototyping, and scaling up cutting-edge technology for interacting with and analyzing biological culture systems in real-time. The position will primarily involve developing Python code to control instrumentation, perform image analysis, and build on existing bioinformatics and machine learning tools. A secondary role will involve hardware and system design and development, including optical and mechanical automation systems that will couple with control and analytical software.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the creative design process, hands-on hardware prototyping, and in-depth testing and validation of complex integrated systems. A majority of the work will use Python as the primary programming language. The candidate will contribute to internal reports, patent applications, Institute presentations, and Institute publications. He/she will also assist with maintenance and procurement of equipment and supplies relating to hardware development and fabrication.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.