The Wyss Institute at Harvard University is seeking an innovative scientific leader with demonstrated expertise in program leadership and synthetic biology to lead a dynamic team dedicated to applying breakthrough approaches using nucleic acids and proteins for multiple applications, including healthcare.
The Wyss Institute's mission is to transform healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. We harness the freedom of academia and the focus of industry in order to translate revolutionary technologies into commercial products and solutions. At the Wyss Institute, faculty from premier academic and clinical institutions, collaborate with staff scientists, postdocs, graduate students, industry experts, business development leaders, and entrepreneurs across disciplines to invent and de-risk new technologies that don't just succeed at making it to the market – they disrupt it. We support research that universities, companies, and venture capital firms don't fund because they view it as too risky. We prefer to use the word
What you'll need:
Advanced degree in science or engineering.
A minimum of 12 years of research experience. A PhD may count towards years of experience.
Full-time post-graduate product development-oriented experience in either industry or academic setting is preferred.
Experience with project management at multiple levels, from small teams to multi-institute research contracts.
Ability to assess potential market opportunities and risks and to develop strategic plans for successful technology development and transfer is required.
Experience with grant writing.
A track record of technology development as demonstrated through the filing of patents.
Strong publication record within journals across of a broad range of disciplines.
Experience in molecular biology, including techniques such as PCR/qPCR, DNA purification and quantification
Experience in various microscopy techniques and optics engineering preferred
Experience with animal models with an understanding of disease models and surgical procedures.
Strong organizational, communication, and management skills are required to assist and collaborate with multidisciplinary groups of technology innovators in a dynamic team environment.
Must be able to work in chemical and biological laboratory environments.
Proficiency in clinical translation preferred.
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.
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Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
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