Academic/Faculty, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research Associate
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The Pollastri Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University seeks an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with an ability to manage daily operation of the research laboratory and a team-oriented approach to perform research. The candidate should have expertise and experience in medicinal chemistry, organic synthesis, and informatics as well as an ability to independently contribute to projects, manage existing research projects and identify opportunities to develop new research projects.
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the postdoc is to perform basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods, ensuring that the research is complete. The candidate will assist the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and grants, assist in maintaining the laboratory, and may exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff as necessary.
Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent plus progressively more responsible experience that demonstrates the ability to plan and execute research.
Preferred Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry; strong technical expertise and demonstrated independence in modern synthetic methodologies and techniques; extensive experience in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic molecules using modern chromatographic and analytical techniques; solid knowledge of computers and experience with databases; strong inclination for equipment operation and maintenance with a proven track record; excellent communication, organization and time management skills.
Salary Grade: 10
How to Apply: Applications should contain a cover letter briefly describing candidate's background and specific research interests, a full CV with a publication list, Ph.D. completion date, and the names and contact information for three references who might be contacted for recommendations. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.