Research Scientist
MIT - Cambridge, MA

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI), to conduct research on CBI projects, including an industry-funded research project and the CAACB (Consortium on Adventitious Agent Contamination) and BioMAN (Biomanufacturing Research Program) consortia. Physical optics and electronics research scientist (50%) duties for the Physical Optics and Electronics Group will include developing a microfluidic platform for mammalian cell culture. Will serve as the lead researcher, collaborate with graduate students and supervise undergraduate and summer interns; and collaborate closely with a leading pharmaceutical company on the scale-down production of cancer therapeutics in a microfluidic platform. CBI consortium research scientist (50%) responsibilities include conducting research, data analysis, and modeling for CAACB and BioMAN under the supervision and direction of the director of the Biomanufacturing Program; extending BioMAN expertise to manufacturing in the emerging fields of personalized medicine and cell therapy; creating research papers for publication, presenting at events and conferences, and writing annual reports; conducting data analysis and modeling and developing visualizations of key results as part of a research team; and other duties as needed.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, bioengineering, or electrical engineering; expertise in bioprocess development, mammalian cell culture processes (including CHO), and process controls; expertise in industrial biomanufacturing in an FDA-regulated environment; strong research skills and ability to quickly adapt to changes in research focus; excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with faculty and staff at all levels and to influence and bring conflicts to a win/win resolution; self-motivation; and attention to detail. Job #11049

This position is funded through March 31, 2015, with the possibility of extension.


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