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Coop, Research - BWH Gastroenterology

Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

General Summmary:

Our lab is currently developing the next generation of drug delivery systems. These include extended-release and localized delivery of therapeutic agents. These disruptive technologies will impact the lives of many, helping treat chronic illnesses, minimize side effects, and improve patient compliance for long and cumbersome treatment regimens. A wide variety of concepts from materials science, polymer science, bioengineering, chemistry, biology, and physics are utilized to develop novel platform technologies. This position is largely related to designing, prototyping, and testing ingestible and implantable devices used for the delivery of therapeutic agents through the skin and gastrointestinal tract. The work will be performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and is part of larger collaborations with several external collaborators.


The candidate should be working towards a B.S. or M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or materials science. An ideal candidate will have research experience in biomedical engineering as well as hands-on experience/rapid prototyping skills, but training to gain further skills will be available. Candidates with relevant experience in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • CAD/CAM (SolidWorks/HSMWorks, Fusion360)
  • Biomedical device design and development
  • Material characterization (biomaterials and plastics, experience with Instron testing machines a plus)
  • Additive manufacturing/3D Printing (FDM and SLA)
  • Subtractive manufacturing (manual and CNC machining)
  • Plastic molding (extrusion, injection molding, and compression molding)
  • Polymer science/polymer formulation
  • Drug delivery/pharmaceutical sciences

Candidate must have self-motivation and willingness to learn new tools and techniques; strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfort summarizing and reporting results to interdisciplinary researchers; commitment to exceeding standards and producing accurate, high quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.

Collaborative Environment:

The Traverso laboratories are research labs at BWH/Harvard Medical School focused on developing new technologies at the interface of biotechnology and materials science. A major emphasis of the lab is the study and development of polymers to deliver drugs continuously at controlled rates for prolonged periods of time.

Keywords: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cambridge , Coop, Research - BWH Gastroenterology, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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