Senior Scientist II

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7184211 (Ref:hh-63962BR)

Posted: October 4, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

What you'll do:

  • Lead the Human Bone Marrow team providing oversight of experimental plans and scientific direction.
  • Provide project management to the team making decisions and implementing strategy and timelines to execute project goals.
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, external sponsors and institutions to establish new projects and initiatives that will lead to product development opportunities based on Organ Chip technology.
  • Contribute to the scientific vision and write research proposals and reports to funding agencies and industry, providing critical data, figures or information for grant and patent submissions.
  • Co-manage existing sponsored agreements and identify new sponsorship opportunities.
  • Write and collaborate with faculty and other researchers on manuscripts, abstracts and other publications of research findings.
  • Identify new external collaboration opportunities with the business development team and manage complex partnership efforts with technical depth and effective leadership; Manage industrial collaborations.
  • Manage, mentor and train other on research methodology and experimental design.
  • Work with clinicians and department heads at collaborating medical institutions to build a Personalized Therapeutics Program using cells and tissues derived from human patients.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion and cultural awareness through actions, interactions and communications with others.
Basic Qualifications

What you'll need:

  • Master’s degree in Immunology, Biology or another related field required.
  • A minimum of 9 years of experience working with hematopoietic disease and the marrow microenvironment. A PhD may count towards years of experience. 
Working Conditions

This position is based in Boston and some in-person on-campus work will be required, and flexible/remote work is an option. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt. 


The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines. 

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Desirable skills:

  • An M.D. degree and completion of a clinical residency in Pathology or other area of medicine is strongly preferred. 
  • PhD is strongly preferred. 
  • Deep knowledge of bone marrow physiology and pathophysiology is required. 
  • Demonstrated facility and knowledge of methods of molecular cell biology and genetics 
  • Full-time post-graduate product development-oriented experience in either industry or academic setting is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated success in leading and working in cross-functional teams. Excellent documentation, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced translational environment and able to adjust scientific approach based upon changing priorities. 
  • Ability to seek out collaborations
  • Experience in mentoring fellows and/or students 
Additional Information

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. Our community will be relocating to a new, state of the art life sciences building in the lively Fenway neighborhood in late summer 2023, where you will have access to multiple amenities including a roof terrace with stunning views of Boston and proximity to numerous restaurants and cultural attractions. We value an inclusive and diverse workforce, and believe that our differences enrich the work environment for all.



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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

As a collaborative organization, we at the Wyss Institute know that great innovation happens when diverse perspectives come together to solve problems. As a result, we are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness both in and out of the lab. When recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you will bring in terms of education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. We believe these differences in background, experience, and perspective enrich our work environment and are essential to our mission of solving complex problems through technology development and translation.

EEO Statement
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7184211 (Ref:hh-63962BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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