Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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About the Opportunity: The Bouve College of Health Sciences seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Bouve College of Health Sciences is comprised of three preeminent schools of study encompassing approximately 1,000 faculty and staff, 5,000 students, and 40,000 alumni.
Please note: The primary work location for this position is the Boston MA Northeastern University Campus Location. Until our full return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process will be conducted remotely- including virtual interviews, remote onboarding and remote work. The remote nature of this position is subject to change in the future and is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the College and this role return to an operational status that supports it.
Responsibilities: We are an NIH-funded lab at Northeastern University in Boston looking for a post-doctoral researcher to start in Spring 2021. This position will utilize a combination of electrophysiology (patch-clamp and TEVC) and microscopy (single-molecule TIRF microscopy, FRET and calcium imaging) to study the regulation and pharmacology of ion channels in neurons and cardiomyocytes. We utilize high-resolution structural data to determine molecular mechanisms of ion channel regulation in health and disease as well as channel-drug interactions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a large, vibrant research group with excellent opportunities for career development and industry collaboration.
Qualifications: This position requires a Ph.D. degree in biology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience or a related discipline. Candidates should have experience with molecular biology, in vitro transcription of RNA, tissue culture and electrophysiology. The candidate must be able to carefully organize and analyze the data generated from experiments, have appropriate communication skills and the ability to carefully follow instructions are necessary. The candidate should be enthusiastic about research and have a passion for learning laboratory methods as well as working cooperatively with others as part of a team
Salary Grade: 10
Additional Information: Northeastern University offers a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits program for all full-time regular faculty and staff including medical plans, a dental plan, medical and dependent-care reimbursement accounts, retirement plans, life insurance benefits, disability programs, and tuition reimbursement.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Bouve College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service. We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouve through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all.
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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.