The laboratory focuses on the application of micro- and nanotechnology to tissue repair and regeneration. We aim to improve cellular therapies for liver disease, develop microtechnology tools to systematically study living cells, and design better ways to diagnose and treat cancer.
Wyss-based Collaboration on Tissue and Organ Regeneration:
Postdoctoral Fellow: We are building an interdisciplinary team to solve tissue and organ regeneration challenges – specifically in the liver, kidney, and vascular lineages. In addition to hiring an intellectual ‘bridge’ senior Staff Scientist who will bring both bench expertise and industry / startup experience to the table, we seek tissue engineering-focused Postdoctoral Fellow to the team, to help drive basic science findings from your future colleagues at Harvard, MIT, and Boston University into pre-clinical animal models, and eventually to patients.
The successful applicants will join an internationally-renowned, multi-disciplinary team of experts in a recently established 3D Organ Engineering Focus Area at the Wyss Institute, located at the Longwood Medical Area in Boston. The Wyss Institute-based team members will serve as a physical hub focused on the translation of groundbreaking work developed by the labs of Prof. Jennifer Lewis (Initiative Co-Lead), Prof. Christopher Chen (Initiative Co-Lead), Prof. Sangeeta Bhatia, Prof. Don Ingber, and Prof. David Mooney.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with the Staff Scientist to evaluate early-stage technologies for their potential therapeutic applications, and to implement relevant de-risking strategies needed to move the technology towards clinical applications within tissue fabrication, and organ regeneration. More details and instructions as to how to apply can be found here.
Staff Scientist: In addition to the postdoctoral position, the Wyss-based collaboration is also seeking a Staff Scientist who will function in a management capacity while also performing a significant amount of bench work. More details and instructions as to how to apply can be found here.
Technical Associate (Apply here):
Job Description: Technical Associate I, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to join Professor Bhatia’s lab at the cutting edge of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering for the development of model systems for developing novel disease treatments as well as therapeutic strategies for organ repair and replacement. Will contribute to multiple aspects of a research project utilizing engineering approaches, particularly tissue engineering strategies and high-throughput systems, to establish and apply an in vitro human liver platform for studying the liver stage of malaria. Bench work will include cell culture, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, biochemical techniques, and mosquito salivary gland dissection. Will also be encouraged to establish and operate automated imaging assays. Responsibilities include implementing and conducting experiments--in consultation with a supervisor--designed to address a larger, defined set of group aims; making observations, analyzing data, and interpreting results; generating oral and written reports on performed experiments and attending team meetings and presenting the results; consulting with literature and scientific staff to maintain professional expertise; working independently on routine work and receiving instruction on new assignments; preparing orders and shipments and maintaining stocks of necessary reagents, solutions, and supplies; and performing other tasks as requested.
Job Requirements: bachelor’s degree in life sciences or related field; at least two years--which may include undergraduate work--of relevant research experience in lab techniques noted above; ability to solve complex problems and exercise judgment within defined practices and techniques; excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of staff and with external contacts; and exceptional organizational and critical thinking skills, lab notebook practices, and attention to detail. Travel to international locations to work with distant collaborators—as a member of a team and eventually in an independent capacity—will be required.
Prospective Graduate Students:
The lab is always looking for exceptional students for graduate study. Current MIT graduate students who are interested in doing their thesis at LMRT should contact Dr. Bhatia directly with a curriculum vitae, names of three referees, and a summary of research experience and interests.