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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program Scientist, Center for Gynepathology Research (CGR) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program Scientist, Center for Gynepathology Research (CGR)

  • Job Number: 23652

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Department of Biological Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

PROGRAM SCIENTIST, Biological Engineering-Center for Gynepathology Research (CGR) ( , to further the mission of catalyzing the translation of forefront research in systems biology and microphysiological systems into clinical impact for patients with endometriosis, adenomyosis, and other gynecological disorders. A strong current research focus is on the intersection of gynecological disorders with infectious diseases, especially Lyme disease, and other infections associated with chronic symptoms in a subset of patients. Responsibilities include coordinating multi-investigator projects spanning basic research in mechanisms of endometriosis and adenomyosis lesion development and growth, pilot tests of new therapeutic modalities, assessing new engineering technologies for illuminating pathophysiology of gynecological disease states, and collaborating with an immunology team investigating links with Lyme disease and other potential infectious triggers; participating in at least one bench-level project aimed at publication; assisting with laboratory operations, including overseeing technical staff, maintaining continuity of proposal transfer between lab members, preparing grant proposals, and hosting visitors for tutorials on protocols developed by the CGR investigators. The position offers close interactions with clinicians and ample learning opportunities.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in bioengineering, chemical engineering, biology, chemistry, or related discipline; four years’ related postdoctoral experience; peer-reviewed publication record of independent research in CGR research areas; experience with primary human mammalian cell culture, imaging, human immunology, and immunoassays; strong analytical, organizational, record-keeping, time-management, planning, problem-solving, interpersonal, writing, and communication skills; attention to detail; initiative; ability to mentor junior lab members, work collaboratively, multitask, and perform independent research in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment; and an interest in women’s health. PREFERRED: experience with tissue engineering, biomaterials, pharmacokinetics, bioreactors, and/or microfluidics; and experience with electronic lab notebooks, e.g., Lab Archives. Job #23652Experimental protocols may require working occasional weekend hours.Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.1/26/24