The Wyss Institute@Harvard is searching for a Microfabrication Research Assistant IV – Biomimetic Microsystems!
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 work within the Biomimetic Microsystems Platform as a laboratory technician providing services to Platform researchers and maintaining state-of-the-art scientific equipment. Working under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, this person will assist researchers in the microfabrication of biomimetic microsystems and the operation of a diverse range of experimental equipment such as spin coaters (PDMS and photoresist), plasma etchers, microscopes, and cell culture systems. In addition, the candidate will assist Wyss researchers in performing and developing a number of state-of-the-art processes and microfluidic applications in biology. Collaboration with other Wyss personnel to achieve objectives and enhance service quality is expected. The successful candidate will accurately and thoroughly document experimental observations and protocols.
Basic Qualifications: B.Eng./B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical, Materials Science, or Biomedical fields is required. 1-2 years of experience in micro- and nanofabrication, micro-contact printing, surface chemistry is required.
Additional Qualifications: Hands-on experience in the design, fabrication, optimization, and operation of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System (MEMS) is a plus. Proficiency in computer programming and MEMS design/simulation software is recommended. Knowledge in cell and molecular biology, and cell culture techniques is desirable. Laboratory experience is a strong plus. 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 environment is essential. The candidate must be able to work in chemical and measurement laboratory environments and will work around compressed gases, vacuum pump oils, acids, solvents and other chemicals.
Interested applicants can learn more and apply directly to this position by visiting our website: www.employment.harvard.edu (please search on Auto Req ID 22793).