Job posting number: #7085343
Posted: September 15, 2021
Job DescriptionAbout Us:
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 “challenging,” and we love challenges. For more information, visit: http://wyss.harvard.edu/
You are a collaborative, impact-focused problem solver who wants to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to creating and commercializing novel approaches to global challenges in healthcare and sustainability. You want the freedom to explore, to push the boundaries of what is possible, and to use your ambition to tackle challenging projects in a fast-paced, industry-focused environment without a lot of administrative hurdles. You have strong electrical design, fabrication and test experience along with experience in system integration. You are hands-on and possess a broad range of design and prototyping skills that cross multiple engineering disciplines. You enjoy working with diverse groups of people and leveraging your expertise to create innovations that can change the world.
About the Role:
We are looking for an innovative engineer with significant expertise in electrical and systems engineering to join our advanced technology team. Reporting to the Lead Staff Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting and driving a variety of device efforts across the institute. As a part of our Advanced Technology Team, you will be exposed to many different technologies in areas ranging from therapeutics and diagnostics to synthetic biology and materials science, with the goal to identify new product solutions and the unique opportunity to follow your passion either at the Institute or as a future co-founder of a Wyss start-up.
What you’ll do:
Develop, fabricate, and test custom printed circuit boards to support multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic device efforts.
Program macro and micro systems to integrate electrical, mechanical, and computer components.
Integrate sensors and actuators into larger systems for process automation and dataflow integration.
Write research proposals, reports, patent applications, presentations and publications, providing critical data, figures, or information for grant and patent submissions.
Work with other team members to establish and manage external collaborations in pursuit of the Institute’s entrepreneurial mission.
Mentor junior scientists and technicians.
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
What you'll need:
Bachelor's of Science degree in electrical, systems, or related engineering field required.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical device design, fabrication, test or related experience required.
Experience with firmware and software, system integration and sensors required.
Product development, project management and process automation experience preferred.
Altium and/or Eagle electrical design software experience desired.
Mechanical design, fabrication, and microfluidic systems experience preferred.
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. We value an inclusive and diverse workforce, and believe that our differences enrich the work environment for all.
Our outstanding benefits package includes:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Facilities access and Discounts: Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.