Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Wyss Institute is seeking a highly motivated and innovative Scientist with significant expertise in Immuno-materials, Immunology and Immunotherapy to join a dynamic team dedicated to the discovery, development, and translation of novel immune-therapies for the treatment of disease. For more information regarding our Immuno-materials technologies, please visit: https://wyss.harvard.edu/technologies/?taxonomy=focus_area&term=612
You are a collaborative, impact-focused problem solver who wants to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to creating and commercializing novel approaches to global challenges in healthcare and sustainability. You want the freedom to explore, to push the boundaries of what is possible, to use your ambition to tackle challenging projects in a fast-paced, industry-focused environment without a lot of administrative hurdles.
As an entrepreneurially-minded individual with an outgoing personality, you will combine your experience in biomaterials and immunotherapies with product development goals and applications in biology and medicine, and you will excel at the opportunity to foster wide-ranging scientific collaborations with some of the world's leading scientists, engineers, students, and fellows. You enjoy working with diverse groups of people and leveraging your own expertise to create innovations that can change the world.
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is not a typical research organization as our goal is near-term impact. Our mission is to transform healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds, and getting our innovations out of the lab and into the real world, fast. At the Wyss Institute, faculty from premier academic and clinical institutions collaborate with staff scientists and engineers, postdocs, graduate students, industry experts, business development leaders, and entrepreneurs across disciplines to produce new technologies that don't just succeed at making it to the market – they disrupt it. We support research that universities, companies, and VC firms don't fund because they claim it's too risky. We prefer to use the word
What you'll need:
Advanced degree in Immunology, Immunotherapy, Cell Biology, or another related field.
A minimum of 6 years of experience with in vivo and in vitro promotion, inhibition, and detection of immune cells, including dendritic cells, cytotoxic T cells, and antigen presentation and co- stimulation or related areas; a PhD may count towards years of experience.
Ph.D. is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated broad theoretical and practical knowledge in at least one of the following fields: Immunology, Cancer Biology, Infectious Disease, or Autoimmunity.
Product development-oriented experience, in either an industry or academic setting preferred.
Demonstrated success in leading and working in cross-functional teams. Excellent documentation, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Comfortable in a fast-paced translational environment and able to adjust scientific approach based upon changing priorities.
The ability to seek out collaborations, and manage and mentor others.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53408BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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