Postdoctoral Positions - Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
Harvard Medical School | Cambridge MA 02239 United States | posted 04/16/2012 |
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The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired
Engineering and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard
University invite applications for immediate openings for a
joint postdoctoral fellow position between the Whitesides Group (Prof.
George Whitesides) and the Harvard Biodesign Lab (Prof. Conor Walsh).
The research is expected to involve material science and mechanics of
materials with a focus on developing novel interfaces
and fabrication approaches for the next generation of wearable devices
that can apply assistive forces to the wearer during locomotion.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Materials Science or Mechanical
Engineering and a proven track record of high quality publications. The
candidates should have a strong interest in contributing to
multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biomechanists, physiologists,
and computer scientists) and will be expected to publish scholarly
papers and attend international conferences, as well as take on a
mentorship role for undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates with
strong leadership experience, a broad range of technical
skills and a track record in translating conceptual ideas into working
prototypes will be strongly considered. Experience in biomaterials
and/or biomedical device engineering is a strong plus.
Applications, assembled as a single PDF file, should contain a complete
resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list
of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as
well as the names and contact information of
three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation).
The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering
principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the
high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to
harness these insights to create biologically-inspired materials
and devices to advance human health and improve the environment –
thereby revolutionizing clinical care and creating a more sustainable
world. For additional information please visit our webpage:
Applications should be sent to
Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
and applications from women and minority candidates are strongly
Cambridge, MA, United States
Biotechnology, Engineering, Materials Science, Other, Postdoctoral
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