Coop, Research
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety

Job Info

Our multidisciplinary team is working toward the development of a novel platform capable of delivering varied mRNA/viral cargos to specific cells throughout the CNS in an effort to create novel therapeutics for a litany of intractable diseases/disorders (e.g., from metabolic to cancer).

The incoming student will contribute to the project by assisting with the developing high-throughput screening assays and the design novel nanoparticle-based delivery systems. Primary responsibilities will include mammalian cell culture, in vitro testing of nanoparticles on cells/tissues and ex vivo testing / analyses of tissues derived from animals treated with our engineered particle (i.e., pigs, mice and rats).

The candidate should be a student enrolled in a B.S./M.A. program or equivalent in biomedical engineering, material science, chemical engineering, bioengineering or a related field. An ideal candidate will have a research background in molecular biology and/or drug delivery. In addition, the ideal candidate should have some experience in the following:

• Mammalian cell culture
• Molecular biology
• Drug formulation
• In vivo experimentation

Candidates must have self-motivation and possess a willingness to learn new techniques; strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfort summarizing and reporting results to interdisciplinary researchers; commitment to exceeding standards and producing accurate, high quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.

EEO Statement
BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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