The Translator at Harvard Medical School is a new organization that is tasked with accelerating the movement the fundamental science at Harvard Medical School toward the medicines of tomorrow. The Translator works across a number of disease areas and therapeutic modalities via several translational research programs, including the Quadrangle Fund for Advancing and Seeding Translational Research (Q-FASTR) program and the Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA). The Translator seeks a Senior Therapeutics Scientist to be a senior member of the Translator team.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Work with individual investigators in the Harvard community on translational proposals within the HMS Translator (e.g., BTCA, Q-FASTR, etc.) and provide scientific advice to aid execution of existing grants.
Act as a staff member of the Translator function, offering advice and guidance as part of the educational initiative within Therapeutics, with particular emphasis on projects within the Longwood Life Lab (under construction).
As needed, manage outsource vendors or additional external experts as projects require.
Serve as a key member of the Translator staff.
On a case-by-case basis, may also function as a team member or team lead for projects in the Longwood Life Lab where projects from HMS are being principally run through the Life Lab.
The position is a part-time position (a full-time position can be discussed as needed), and is renewed annually.
This is a one-year term position with strong potential for renewal.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 061
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Minimum job qualifications:
15+ years in pharmaceutical/biotech research in a relevant subdiscipline (e.g., chemistry, AAV, etc.)
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52715BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.