RAII - Immune Organs-on-Chip

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7144847 (Ref:hh-62396BR)

Posted: May 12, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

What you'll do:

  • Isolate human immune cells and set up different types of cocultures with them under the supervision of senior staff.
  • Seed and culture organ on chip devices with supervision from senior staff.
  • Learn and perform laboratory techniques such as immunoassays, qPCR etc.
  • Follow an experiment from start to finish and collaboratively store and share data.
  • Order supplies/consumables and maintain shared stocks
  • Accurately and thoroughly document experimental observations and protocols and write/update standard operating procedures
  • Maintain tissue culture facilities, including daily maintenance of tissue culture equipment such as hoods, incubators, and water baths
  • Collaborate with other teams at the Wyss Institute or in other institutions to provide project support as needed. As an example, you may be asked to provide cells for exciting projects happening around the institute.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others
Basic Qualifications

What you'll need:

  • College background in cell biology, biomedical engineering or related fields required.
  • At least 1 year of experience involving aseptic mammalian cell culture required including endpoint analysis (ELISA, qPCR, western, or imaging). Education may count towards years of experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science such as Molecular Biology, Immunology, or equivalent professional experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft software packages is essential.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills to aid in interaction with multidisciplinary groups of biologists, engineers and technology innovators.
  • Ability to work in chemical and biological laboratory environments.
Additional Information

Offer contingent on successful completion of pre-placement medical evaluation.


This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal.


Harvard is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.


Why you’ll like working with us:

At the Wyss Institute, you’re a member of a supportive, dynamic community that is united by its shared goal of changing the world through groundbreaking technology development and commercialization. We encourage your professional growth and development through mentorship and tuition reimbursement to support continued learning, and more. We also support your physical, financial, and mental well-being through generous time off benefits, gym reimbursements, and other programs offered through Harvard. Our community will be relocating to a new, state of the art life sciences building in the lively Fenway neighborhood in late summer 2023, where you will have access to multiple amenities including a roof terrace with stunning views of Boston and proximity to numerous restaurants and cultural attractions. We value an inclusive and diverse workforce, and believe that our differences enrich the work environment for all.



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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

As a collaborative organization, we at the Wyss Institute know that great innovation happens when diverse perspectives come together to solve problems. As a result, we are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness both in and out of the lab. When recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you will bring in terms of education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. We believe these differences in background, experience, and perspective enrich our work environment and are essential to our mission of solving complex problems through technology development and translation.

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.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7144847 (Ref:hh-62396BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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