International MicroNanoConference 8-9 December 2015, Amsterdam, call for abstracts

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Thanks to Henne van Heeren for sending in this call for abstracts!

International MicroNanoConference 8-9 December 2015, Amsterdam, call for abstracts

You are invited to send an abstract for the International MicroNanoConference 8-9 December 2015, Amsterdam.

As this conference has a track record for bringing industry and academics together, we welcome presentations from industry and academia.

The main topics of this industry and application oriented conference & exhibition, are:

microfluidics, nano-instrumentation, surface modification and nano-electronics.

These topics will be addressed in a number of dedicated sessions on lab-on-chip, organ-on-chip, flow chemistry, thin-film deposition, nanostructuring, nanocoating, surface characterization, surface treatment, nano-electronics design & production, opto-fluidics, microfluidics.

More details can be found in the call for abstracts (download here) or visit the website.

Best regards, on behalf of the programme committee

Henne van Heeren
enablingMNT -the Netherlands-
henne@enablingmmnt.com
0031 78 6300748

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Workshop for Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications in Cambridge, MA July 28 – Aug 1

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Just wanted to spread the word about this upcoming July 28-Aug 1, 2014 Workshop for Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications” organized by Ali KhademhosseiniMehmet Dokmeci, and Nasim Annabi in Boston.  Speaker line-up is fantastic and speaks for itself.  Click here for more info!

We are pleased to announce the Workshop for Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications, to be held this summer. The advances in micro- and nanotechnologies are expected to open up new possibilities and applications in diagnostics, therapeutic drug delivery and regenerative medicine I this workshops participants will acquire both the fundamental and advanced knowledge in the field of bioMEMS, biomaterials and tissue engineering. Leading experts will present the latest advances i the development of novel micro- and nanotechnologies and address a range of different challenges that are of importance to biomedicine at the interface of engineering, medicine and biological sciences.

The areas covered during the workshop:
1. Microfluidics
2. Biomaterials
3. Stem cells
4. Drug Delivery
5. BioMEMS and Biosensing
6. Tissue Engineering
7. Nanotechnology
8. Professional development/translation to products

Invited speakers:

Lisa Freed, MIT
Lauren Black, Tufts
David Kaplan, Tufts University
Neel Joshi, Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School
Jeff Karp, Harvard-MIT HST
Rebecca Carrier, Northeastern University
Fiorenzo Omenetto, Tufts
Rohit Karnik, MIT
Ed Boyden, MIT
Jeff Borenstein, MIT
Esmaeel Jabbari, South Carolina
Mansoor M. Amiji, Northeastern University
David A. Weitz, Harvard University
Daniel Irimia, Harvard University
Claire Hur, Harvard University
Mario Moises Alvarez, Insituto Tecnológico de Monterrey
Peng Yin, Wyss Institute, Harvard University
Hicham Fenniri, Northeastern University
Nasim Annabi, Harvard Medical School
Heather Clark, Northeastern University
Michael Strano, MIT
Tom Webster, Northeastern University
Qiaobiong Xu, Tufts
Frederick Schoen, BWH
Art Coury
Chris Loose, Semprus Biosciences

 

 

 

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Fluidics Engineer — T2 Biosystems

Fluidics Engineer

T2 Biosystems, founded in 2006 by renowned scientists from MIT and Mass General Hospital, is an in vitro diagnostic company that has developed a proprietary direct detection platform that enables rapid, sensitive and precise detection of pathogens, biomarkers and other abnormalities across a variety of unpurified sample types, including whole blood, plasma, serum, sputum and urine. Our T2 Magnetic Resonance platform, or T2MR, enables rapid detection of targets at limits of detection as low as one colony forming unit per milliliter, or CFU/mL. We are using our T2 Magnetic Resonance platform, or T2MR, to develop a broad set of applications that can reduce mortality rates, improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare by helping medical professionals make rapid and targeted treatment decisions. The first clinical diagnostic products that we intend to commercialize utilizing T2MR are the T2Dx diagnostic instrument and the T2Candida panel, which rapidly identify the five clinically relevant species of Candida, a fungal pathogen known to cause sepsis.

T2 Biosystems was named to the FierceMedicalDevices “Fierce 15″ list in 2012, received the prestigious SBANE award in 2013 and received the Most Promising Company award at the Personalized Medicine World Conference in 2014.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Fluidics Engineer to join our T2HemoStat Product Development Team.

Responsibilities:

You will perform and lead product development activities including managing an external instrument design firm, working hands-on in prototype testing and development, development and implementation of specifications and requirements, documentation, and integrating activities across a multi-faceted program.

The position requires:

  • An M.S. or B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with min. 3 or more years of experience in an industrial setting. Preferably an FDA regulated environment.
  • Prior experience with design and development of medical devices (IVD diagnostic instrumentation a plus) and product development in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Defining design requirements and specifications, developing, testing and optimizing fluidic or microfluidic devices.
  • Directing and working with an external development firm and ensure integration with in-house development efforts.
  • Design and development of disposable fluidic devices.
  • Translation of assays from standard laboratory protocols to fluidic devices, including optimization and verification testing.
  • Development of electromechanical interfaces to drive fluidic devices.
  • Release of products in an FDA or other regulated environment, including risk analysis.
  • Medium to high volume manufacturing of plastic disposable devices.
  • Ability to formulate a plan and schedule for a complex project and drive it to completion.

You will need strong communication skills, effective cross-team interaction with members of the engineering and scientific teams, and willingness to work and the ability to stay focused in a matrix style environment. In addition, a strong work ethic, the ability to generate high quality data under tight deadlines, and a collaborative and proactive attitude are all “must-haves”.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to careers@t2biosystems.com, and include the job title in the subject line.

 T2 Biosystems, 101 Hartwell Ave. Lexington, Ma 02421

T2 Biosystems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. You must be authorized to work in the U.S. No relocation available.

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Jan 27, 2014 talk @ the Wyss: Developing and manufacturing micro-engineered products

Talk today on microengineered products from Dr. Erol Harvey, CEO of MiniFAB, today at the Wyss Institute at Harvard:

Developing and manufacturing micro-engineered products

Monday, January 27, 2014
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Room 521, Wyss Institute
3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115

Micro-engineered products are finding applications in a number of global markets including lab-on-a-chip systems, microfluidics and point of care diagnostics. Dr. Erol Harvey, CEO of MiniFAB, will introduce the successes and challenges towards developing and commercializing such products. He will discuss examples of key product functionalities, fabrication techniques, integration strategies, manufacturing methods and applications. His talk will be followed by a Q&A session, open to the Wyss community.

For more information, please contact:
Guy Thompson, Staff Mechanical Engineer
guy.thompson@wyss.harvard.edu

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Postdoctoral Associate (engineering) — University of Pennsylvania

Cool postdoctoral opportunity in global health diagnostics from Professor David Issadore at University of Pennsylvania:

Hello FluidMEMS community,

For those of you who do not already know me, my name is Dave Issadore. I did my PhD at Harvard with Bob Westervelt (2009), did my post-doc with Ralph Weissleder at MGH (2009-2012), and am now at University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering and Electrical & Systems Engineering. I am searching for a talented, highly motivated engineer to join me as a post doc.

Our research focuses on developing new technologies for diagnosing disease. In this research area, microelectronics, microfluidics, and nanomaterials are integrated into miniaturized chip-based systems to detect molecular markers of disease. We have a strong collaboration with the Abramson Cancer Center on circulating tumor material detection and we have a strong collaboration with the Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) on TB detection in patients with HIV co-infections. Collaborations with a group in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and a hospital in Botswana may require some travel.

Here is a link to our group’s website if you would like to learn more: issadore.seas.upenn.edu

If this sounds interesting to you, please feel free to contact me directly (issadore@seas.upenn.edu).

Thanks!

Dave

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Dec 5 2013 Event: Innovations at the intersections of micro/nanofabrication technology, biology, and biomedicine

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Exciting event coming up on December 5th at Boston University on “Innovations at the intersections of micro/nanofabrication technology, biology, and biomedicine“.   Organized by Professor Xin Zhang, the speaker line-up is stellar!  See below for details and click here to register: http://www.cvent.com/d/l4qjgb/4W

Please join us at the Boston University Photonics Center on Thursday, December 5 for our 17th Annual Photonics Center Symposium. This year’s symposium, chaired by Professor Xin Zhang, will explore innovations at the intersections of micro/nanofabrication technology, biology, and biomedicine.Join us for a full day of speakers from academia and industry, who will lead the audience in photonics research exploration. An evening reception will follow.

Symposium Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University
  • Dr. Stephan Anderson, Boston University Medical Center
  • Dr. Joseph Charest, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
  • Dr. Christopher Chen, Boston University
  • Dr. Patrick Doyle, MIT
  • Dr. Chih-Ming Ho, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Dr. Donald Ingber, Harvard University
  • Mr. Jason Kroh, CardioMEMS
  • Mr. Benjamin Schlatka, MC10

Please join us on Thursday, December 5, 2013 for the Photonics Center Symposium.

Seating is limited, so be sure to register early.

WHEN
Thursday, December 5, 2013 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

WHERE
The Boston University Photonics Center
8 Saint Mary’s Street, Room 906
Boston, MA 02215

Visit the Symposium Website: http://www.cvent.com/d/l4qjgb/1Q

Register: http://www.cvent.com/d/l4qjgb/4W

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Microdevice Design Research Assistant IV (Microdevice Design Technician) — Wyss Institute @ Harvard University

Microdevice Design Research Assistant IV (Microdevice Design Technician)

Location: Boston, MA, USA

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering @ Harvard

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 Microdevice Design Research Assistant IV will perform research and collaborate with Institute faculty, staff, fellow and students in the creation and execution of research in the area of microdevice design and microfabrication. The candidate for this position will bring strong expertise and experimental background in at least one of the fields of microfluidics, microfabrication, or systems engineering. The successful candidate is expected to provide engineering and fabrication support to projects aimed at creating microengineered human organs-on-chip models.

The chosen candidate will carry out experiments, organize and analyze data and report experimental results. The candidate will contribute to internal reports, patent applications, Institute presentations, and Institute publications. He/she will also assist with procurement of equipment and supplies relating to microdevice fabrication.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required in Mechanical, Electrical, Materials Science, Physical Sciences, Biomedical fields or related field. Two or more years of hands-on experience in bioengineering, biomedical instrumentation, microfluidics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), biological microelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS) or micro- and nanofabrication or related experience. Education may count towards experience.

Additional Qualifications: Proficiency in computer programming and MEMS design/simulation software (e.g. COMSOL, SolidWorks, CAD, ConventorWare, ANSYS, LabView) is required. Basic knowledge of physiology, cell and molecular biology, and cell culture techniques preferred. Strong organizational and communication skills required to assist and collaborate with multidisciplinary groups of technology innovators and engineers, as well as biologists and clinicians, in a dynamic team environment. Excellent writing skills and strong commitment to educating and mentoring students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinicians.

Click here to apply.

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Staff Scientist – Aerosol drug delivery — Wyss Institute @ Harvard University

Staff Scientist – Aerosol drug delivery

Location: Boston, MA, USA

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering @ Harvard

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, enthusiastic and experienced individual to work as an in-vitro pulmonary aerosol delivery scientist, collaborating with Institute researchers and faculty. Reporting to the Lead Senior Staff Scientist of the Biomimetics Microsystems platform the successful candidate will focus on development and application of experimental laboratory techniques to simulate and study aerosol drug delivery to the lung and microfluidic lung chip devices from nebulizer and dry powder inhalers. He/she will conduct research identifying factors that influence aerosol transport to the lung-on-a-chip, and generating experimental data to validate computer simulation models of pulmonary drug delivery. The successful candidates will work in collaboration with an inter-disciplinary team of scientists and will have access to excellent experimental and analytical facilities. Responsibilities include leading the design of experimental procedures and protocols, sample preparation, and analysis. The successful candidate for this position will perform research and train team members in aerosol delivery-related experimental techniques. The candidate will also work in collaborative efforts with other researchers at the Institute across disciplines, Harvard University, collaborating institutions and industry partners. The chosen candidate for this position will contribute results for the preparation of protocols, presentations, grants, and technical reports.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical science, Engineering Chemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biology, or related field required. Minimum 2-5 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry essential with a strong background in aerosol physics or related experience required.

Additional Qualifications Advanced degree preferred. Ph.D. or Masters degree in pharmaceutical science, chemistry, or related field, with strong experience in inhalation / respiratory product development, such as dry powder inhalers (DPI), solutions or suspensions for nebulization, and/or metered dose inhalers (MDI) preferred. Knowledge of aerosol performance testing, including cascade impaction (e.g. Next Generation Impactor (NGI), Andersen impactor), emitted dose, and dose content uniformity. Candidates should have hands-on experimental skills e.g. experience in aerosol instrumentation aerosol characterization. Experience with cell culture and in vitro systems is preferred. Knowledge of toxicity testing and assay development, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, drugs discovery and development process would be a plus. Proficiency with personal computers and applicable software packages (Microsoft Word, Excel) is a must. The candidate should have strong organizational and communication skills required to assist and collaborate with multidisciplinary groups of technology innovators and engineers, as well as biologists and clinicians, in a dynamic team environment. Ability to tackle multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic team is essential. Extensive knowledge of the drug discovery and development process and experience mentoring students is preferred.

Click here to apply.

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Project Manager — Wyss Institute @ Harvard University

Project Manager

Location: Boston, MA, USA

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering @ Harvard University

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, enthusiastic and experienced individual to work with Institute researchers and faculty as a Project Manager. Reporting to the Lead Senior Staff Scientist of the Biomimetics Microsystems platform, the successful candidate will provide operational support to the platform’s organs-on-chips projects. More specifically, the successful candidate will assist with the day-to-day organs-on-chips operations including:

  • Facilitating external communications with academic, government and industry contacts
  • Working closely with internal scientific, purchasing, business and legal team members at the Institute to ensure project timelines and goals have been communicated and are being coordinated.
  • Organizing and managing logistics for regular project update teleconferences or for in-person meetings including travel, events, agendas, coordination of project reports for regular updates, meeting minutes and follow up actions.
  • Developing and implementing project management practices and aspects such as project planning, developing project specific milestones and timelines, project tracking and reporting on goals and deliverables to all project stakeholders, fulfilling project requests from project members or from the organs-on-chips external network.
  • Responsible for the compilation and writing of presentations and reports defining project progress against timelines, identifying problems and solutions.
  • Assisting in grant or collaboration proposal preparation.
  • Leading the team recruitment process efforts in collaboration with HR by screening resumes, scheduling interviews, and compiling feedback.

The successful candidate for this position will work independently with minimal supervision in a fast paced, innovative and entrepreneurial environment. He or she should be able to anticipate and resolve problems and provide regular updates to supervisor on status of projects.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Science, Business/Management, Economics or related field required. Minimum 3 years’ experience in project management or equivalent.

Additional Qualifications: Strong background in communications and relationship management. Experience working with or in the pharmaceutical industry is strongly preferred. Some science exposure preferred. Excellent planning, organizational skills and sense of urgency, with particular ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests. Must have proven ability to manage high profile projects with external vendors and executive stakeholders. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Proven project and/or program management skills. Team work is critical yet the ability to work independently with minimal supervision is also required. Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion. Competency using a variety of computer software. Strong scientific background is advantageous.

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Staff Engineer – Mechanical — Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Staff Engineer – Mechanical
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Full-time, Technical Role
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering @ Harvard

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, enthusiastic individual to contribute to the design and development of an automated instrument that is based on the Institute’s organs-on-chips platform. The goal of this instrument is to emulate a multi-organ human physiological system to enable animal-free, human-specific drug and drug-interaction testing. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will span of the system’s mechanical and fluidic design, including the development of: precision actuated motion for optical and fluid-handling elements, reconfigurable low-volume fluidic systems, sterile long-term tissue-culture environment, and user-interface design (mechanical/fluidic “plug-and-play”). The Staff Engineer will participate in writing research proposals, reports, patent applications, presentations and publications, and interact regularly with Institute faculty and staff.

Basic qualifications: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related degree. Three or more years of experience in research, product development or related field is required. Experience with actuated stages/motion systems, electromechanical actuation or related experience. Education may count towards years of experience.

Additional qualifications: M.S. preferred. Experience with complex instrument design, precision motion, low-volume fluidic control (particularly with capillary tubing) and optical systems is a strong plus. Proficiency in mechanical design software (e.g. SolidWorks, ProE, AutoCAD, etc). Hands-on experience with prototyping is highly desirable. Self-motivated and creative, willing to tackle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Strong organizational and communication skills (oral and written) are required to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of innovators, engineers and faculty researchers. Previous experience in medical device design, robotics, or lab automation is beneficial. Willingness to work outside of one’s discipline to accomplish project goals.

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