Harvard University Research Assistant III Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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.