Harvard University Scientist I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

43929BRAuto req ID:43929BRLocation:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Staff ScientistSub-Unit:Wyss Institute Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:PhD degree in a relevant biological science, physical science, or engineering field. Seven years of research experience.Additional Qualifications:Candidate should have experience in fluorescence microscopy, image analysis, and nucleic acid biotechnologies. Experience in next generation sequencing and automated microscopy is preferred but not required. Clinical experimental background is preferred.Additional Information:This position is funded for one year with the strong possibility of renewal.Department:Wyss InstitutePre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob 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/.

As an initial project, the Scientist will work with a collaborative team of academic, staff, and industrial researchers on in tissue sequencing technology development. The candidate will join a team with focus areas including sequencing, genome engineering, sensors, and gene editing therapeutics. Reporting to the institute's Synthetic Biology Lead Senior Scientist, research goals will include utilizing current methods and developing new protocols for in situ sequencing and imaging of serial sections of mouse brain and other tissue. The scientist will optimize protocol and the imaging of iterative in situ sequencing of tissue and assist image analysis of the data. The candidate will also assist on design, assay and resource development on several platform focus areas.

The candidate will identify resources to approach research challenges and the Institute’s entrepreneurial mission. The candidate will collaborate with faculty and other researchers, acting as expert in specialized area and writing on manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications of research findings. The candidate will participate in writing research proposals and reports to funding agencies, providing critical data, figures or information for grant and patent submissions. The candidate will present research results at Wyss internal and external meetings. Additionally, the candidate will conduct laboratory research, mentor and supervise the efforts of staff, students, and fellows. The candidate will identify new resources to grow platform capabilities and assist in hiring and recruiting necessary personnel.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 or any other characteristic protected by law.