Cell Biologist / Bioengineer

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

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The Bioengineering Division is seeking a motivated scientist to support the research and development of multiple cutting-edge technologies. At Draper Bioengineering, we work at the interface between engineering and biology, with a mission to develop innovative technologies that provide first-of-a-kind solutions to challenges in improving human health.

A key capability in Draper Bioengineering is our high throughput tissue-on-chip platform in which we culture a variety of different microtissues. We generate both disease and infection models for mechanistic and therapeutic studies. The successful applicant will lead and participate in teams that engineer these models.

We seek an enthusiastic, collaborative, and dedicated colleague. Prior experience in complex tissue culture or disease modeling in primary cells will be beneficial. We offer an atmosphere that fosters innovation, a supportive team environment, intellectual freedom and creativity, and an emphasis on career development.

Summary of Key Responsibilities.
  • Lead and contribute to projects involving microscale tissue models, including disease and infection modeling.
  • Design and execute a variety of molecular, biochemical, cellular, and/or analytical assays
  • Develop and optimize experimental protocols and analytical methods to be compatible with Draper's novel devices and technology
  • Investigate and identify new assays to generate reliable and reproducible data
  • Isolate, culture and maintain human primary cells in standard culture and on novel high-throughput platforms
  • Analyze and interpret results in the context of the project goals for dissemination to internal project management, external customers, and/or publication
  • Support lab organization and maintenance as needed

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD. with 0+ years of experience or M.S. with equivalent laboratory experience in a biology discipline or biomedical engineering,
  • Experienced in complex mammalian tissue culture such as multi-cell type co-culture, 3D cell culture/organoid biology, or stem cell culture.
  • Experience with cell and molecular biology methods (for example but not specifically required: nucleic acid preps, PCR, ELISA, Flow Cytometry).
  • Demonstrated leadership through new idea generation, experimental design, and/or project and people management.
  • Laboratory organizational skills, attention to detail, good presentation and communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with human primary cell culture
  • Experience with microfluidics, laboratory automation (e.g. Labview, Arduino, Python), and statistical analysis a plus

Applicants selected for this position will be expected to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.

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