Open Positions

Open Therapeutics Innovation Fellow Positions:

 

Therapeutics Innovation Fellow for the COVID-19 Translator Research Program

The new Harvard Ideation Hub (I-Hub) is seeking a high-achieving, early-career PhD level scientist with a passion for advancing drug discovery and developing novel therapeutics and medicines to improve human health for a new Fellowship program at Harvard Medical School. The fellow will be responsible for the support of a portfolio of COVID projects, and will work with seasoned industry professionals, consultants and HMS project managers to support projects by monitoring timelines, deliverables, milestones, communications, and budgets and by staffing meetings within The Translator at Harvard Medical School. The mission of the Translator is to accelerate the translation of fundamental science at Harvard Medical School toward the medicines of tomorrow.  The Translator is coordinating a series of COVID-19 related therapeutic discovery efforts between academic investigators at Harvard and elsewhere and within the HMS emerging pathogens program. 

The Therapeutics Innovation Fellows (TIFs) program is a new training program for PhD trained scientists and post-doctoral fellows whose career goals are in research or project management and grants management. TIFs will assist faculty in project ideation, fundraising, management and commercialization, and when needed, may also participate directly in research. TIFs will devote ~80% effort to service and ~20% to mentored training and an organized curriculum. The TIFs will form a community with other fellows from Therapeutics related programs at Harvard, and will work and learn strategies and tactics in drug discovery and related therapeutic science. The successful candidate will partner closely with project faculty to conceive of, develop, and manage projects, and write funding proposals and white papers for research collaborations and initiatives. This individual will also work with faculty in the community from across Harvard and the Longwood Medical Area to develop new collaborative research proposals and initiatives. This position will report to the Director of Therapeutics Training and Education.

  Therapeutics Innovation Fellow (I-Hub)
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Support COVID research programs in I-Hub and Translator
  • Help coordinate therapeutics directed COVID-19 research activities between HMS and affiliated academic laboratories and corporate partners within the program
  • Work to facilitate scientific exchange and community building for the HMS emerging pathogens program
  • Collaborate with faculty and researchers to identify, organize, and support research projects, including generating status updates for investigators involved in the COVID-19 therapeutics program
  • Brainstorm and catalyze scientific ideas
  • Develop, write, and edit white papers and reports for stakeholder, including preparing figures and illustrations as needed
  • Capture progress for reporting to various parties, and generate reports
  • Play a key role in coordinating access to core program resources, tracking timelines and costs and deliverables
  • Play key role in coordinating logistics for industrial collaborations (materials transfer and laboratory notebook use)
  • Develop tools to aid communication of data within the collaboration, including MTAs. 
Qualifications
  • Doctoral-level degree, with evidence of an ability to excel in research
  • Ideal candidate would have a background in virology or immunology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Good organizational skills: organizing meetings, helping with setting agenda
Additional Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral experience a plus
  • Project management experience a plus
  • Evidence of leadership in scientific administration, including the supervision of research staff or trainees
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative activities to advance common project goals
  • Demonstrated commitment to own continued education (e.g., attending scientific meetings, technical/teaching/management courses/workshops)
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities and resources
Term
  • 2 years
  • Non-renewable

 

More information about the I-Hub and the TIFs program, including the open positions, can be found here: https://i-hub.hms.harvard.edu/tifp. To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Catherine Dubreuil, Director of Therapeutics Training and Education, at Catherine_Dubreuil@HMS.harvard.edu.

 

Therapeutics Innovation Fellow for the Lyme Disease Research Program

The new Harvard Ideation Hub (I-Hub) is seeking a high-achieving, early-career PhD level scientist with a passion for building community, creating powerful events, and advancing therapeutic disease research for a new Fellowship program at Harvard Medical School. The Fellow will work to create a strong, active, and engaged community; create resources; and ideate with HMS faculty at the helm of projects about Lyme disease. The fellow will additionally be responsible for the management of novel programs to advance the understanding of Lyme disease in the area of neuroimmunology.

 The Therapeutics Innovation Fellows (TIFs) program is a new training program for PhD trained scientists and post-doctoral fellows whose career goals are in research or project management and grants management. TIFs will assist faculty in project ideation, fundraising, management and commercialization, and when needed, will also participate directly in research. TIFs will devote ~80% effort to service and ~20% to mentored training and an organized curriculum. The TIFs will form a community with other fellows from Therapeutics related programs at Harvard, and will work and learn strategy and tactics in drug discovery and related therapeutic science. The successful candidate will report to the Therapeutics Director of Training and Education, and will partner closely with project faculty to conceive of, develop, and manage projects, and write funding proposals and white papers for research collaborations and initiatives. This individual will also work with faculty in the community from across Harvard and the Longwood Medical Area to develop new collaborative research proposals and initiatives.

  Therapeutics Innovation Fellow (I-Hub)
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Build a strong community of Lyme disease researchers
  • Collaborate with faculty and researchers to identify, organize, manage, and raise funds, including grant writing
  • Organize and manage annual national Lyme symposium
  • Brainstorm and catalyze scientific ideas
  • Write microbiological and animal protocols
  • Set up basic lab experiments, protocols and reagents to catalyze projects
  • Develop, write, and edit grant proposals, white papers, and reports for donors, including preparing figures and illustrations as needed
  • Create central online resources for Lyme: repository of knowledge, literature
  • Manage award programs, including responding to RFP program inquiries, handling applications, and organizing faculty review committees
  • Capture progress for reporting to various parties, and generate reports
Qualifications
  • Doctoral-level degree, with evidence of an ability to excel in research
  • Background in mouse animal models, basic microbiology
  • Experience catalyzing projects between technicians and postdocs
  • Excellent written communication
  • Ability to think big picture
  • Good organizational skills: organizing meetings, helping with setting agenda
  • Project management
     
Additional Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral experience a plus
  • Expertise in relevant microbiology and/or neuroinflammation (wet or computational work) a plus
  • Evidence of leadership in scientific administration, including the supervision of research staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative activities to advance common project goals
  • Demonstrated commitment to own continued education (e.g., attending scientific meetings, technical/teaching/management courses/workshops)
  • Preferred knowledge of Salesforce platform
  • Grant writing experience preferred
Term
  • 2 years
  • Non-renewable
More information about the I-Hub and the TIFs program, including the open positions, can be found here: https://i-hub.hms.harvard.edu/tifp. To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Catherine Dubreuil, Director of Therapeutics Training and Education, at Catherine_Dubreuil@HMS.harvard.edu.