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Group Leader - Biological Systems and Tissue Engineering

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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 11/16/2016

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree


Requirements Education MS / PhD or equivalent degree(s) in Engineering Physics Science in a technically relevant Biological field with 10+ years of in both direct "hands-on" work in advanced technologies and effective leadership in both formal and informal roles. Experience Demonstrated technical expertise in the development of experimental design assay execution troubleshooting and data analysis for functional testing of biological systems The ability to communicate technical concepts effectively with customers engineers managers and other stakeholders of all relevant disciplines is a must. Flexibility to multi-task and adapt to evolving priorities will be required. Experience in writing innovative R&D proposals to commercial and government sponsors is a plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Description The Micro Devices and Systems Division is seeking a Group Leader to lead our Biological Systems and Tissue Engineering group. The Group Leader is the first-level of engineering management and requires the ability to apply sound engineering and management principles for technical hands-on leadership. Specific responsibilities include working with the Division Leader to: a) support the career development growth and project assignments of the Group's engineering staff; b) develop the Group's technical vision and capabilities; c) assist in the oversight of project execution within the group. In addition to the Group Leader responsibilities the candidate will be a direct contributor to projects and business development activities. The successful candidate must be a self-starter capable of achieving organizational and programmatic objectives and must possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Demonstrated skills in leadership innovation creativity and collaboration are a must.Regarding the technical aspects of the position the selected candidate will collaborate with other staff members to develop new concepts and applications in organ platform development tissue engineering fluidic systems and biomedical research. The candidate is expected to provide mentorship to peers and junior staff members in methodologies and experimental techniques in tissue engineering and functional biological assays. The candidate will help establish Draper Laboratory's human organ system initiatives in addressing technical challenges with global impact. ResponsibilitiesAdditional technical responsibilities include the following-- Design fabricate and characterize novel constructs for cellular based tissue models Experimental design assay execution troubleshooting and data analysis of functional biological systems Interact with university and corporate collaborators Lead development of internal capabilities through technical expertise Generate project concepts and contribute to proposals based on sponsor input and recently-published research

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or protected veteran status. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.