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Research Technician –

Biomaterials and Drug Delivery:

Karp Lab, Boston, MA, USA

There is an immediate opening for a research technician to assist in the development of next generation biomaterials; including hydrogels, microparticles and nanoparticles for multiple therapeutic applications, through a highly multidisciplinary approach (see our 2015 Science Translational Medicine paper: The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for synthesizing novel biomaterials, formulating drug delivery systems from them and for their in vitro and in vivo evaluation. Experience in organic synthesis and/or analytical chemistry is a must. The candidate should have strong organizational and communication skills for assisting and collaborating with multidisciplinary groups of technology innovators and engineers, as well as biologists and clinicians, in a dynamic team environment.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters in Organic Chemistry (preferred), Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related degree. Ideally should have ample experience in organic synthesis.

Technical skills: Proficiency in small molecule and polymer synthesis, column chromatography and other similar separation techniques, HPLC, NMR, FTIR, and other important chemistry related tools. Experience in nanoparticle synthesis, formulations, basic cell culture techniques, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, will be a plus. The candidate for this position will bring strong expertise and background in experimental design (including proper controls and statistical analysis of data).

The Karp Lab at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology aims to rapidly advance next generation biomaterials and drug delivery strategies through multidisciplinary approaches. A major focus of our research group is to develop technologies that can be rapidly translated to the clinic to improve the quality of life of suffering patients. For more information, visit:

Our lab is a dynamic and fast paced environment that thrives on collaboration and ingenuity. We have a diverse, international talent pool, simultaneously working on multiple projects across several disease areas. We are focused on the development of platform technologies supporting a broad range of potential applications in medicine and bioengineering. Our emphasis on translational research enables us to train the next generation of bioengineers and expand the boundaries of this exciting field. With that in mind, the Karp Lab looks for members with highly developed interpersonal skills who could contribute to our dynamic lab community. 

Interested candidates should email: and  and include their updated CV with a list of publications.