Industrial Designer

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!


Harvard Medical School


Job Code

399057 Technical, Other

Duties & Responsibilities

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks a talented and creative individual to assist scientists and engineers in the design and visualization of biological and synthetic machines and materials. The Industrial Designer (ID) will assist scientists and engineers with creative thinking and ideation by both practice and example; they will assist in the onboarding of new personnel the maintenance and management of the laboratory and the preparation of schematics and illustrations for published reports, grant proposals, and books. More specifically the successful candidate will: 

  • Create technical drawings/sketches/graphics and representations of concept designs such that construction information and strategic concepts can be reviewed by other team members and used for reports, presentations, and grant/patent applications.
  • Mentor and further develop creativity amongst scientists andengineers
  • Provide design input on biological and synthetic machines and materials. 
  • Photograph and/or provide video footage. 
  • Support Visual Organization
  • Assist with general Lab and equipmentmaintenance

The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances and launching startup companies. For more information, visit:


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 contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings 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 graduate 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 complimentary health services.
  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or related discipline, at least 3 years post degree experience working in industrial design and/or technical graphics. Strong skills in Solid Works(CAD). Strong skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, andPremiere.

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong drawingskills
  • Strong skills in digitalsculpting
  • Strong visual ideationskills
  • Strong skills in lighting and photoediting
  • Strong skills in creative visual problemsolving
  • Strong skills in MicrosoftPowerPoint

Additional Information

This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal


USA - MA - Cambridge


00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

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EEO Statement

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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