Postdoctoral Research Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 29, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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:
A postdoctoral position is available to work in cancer imaging and therapeutics with projects in pancreatic, brain and ovarian cancer. The focus is on developing molecular-targeted therapies with image-guided treatment being a central component, including the development and application of novel microendoscopy technologies. Primary research goals of the Spring Lab include development of a precision photomedicine platform to target advanced stage chemoresistant cancers, as well as development of miniature, hyperspectral endoscopic imaging methods for multiplexed monitoring of the tumor-immune microenvironment. This opportunity will support career growth and will encompass learning a large number of biological and optical techniques as well as publication and grant writing. Candidates must be energetic, self-motivated and capable of multitasking, and will work collaboratively with biologists and clinical collaborators in a multidisciplinary environment. For further information on the laboratory and research, and our collaborators, see our website:

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the maintenance and oversight of 2D, 3D, and primary cell culture lines, running appropriate assays to determine cell viability, biomarker expression, and photomedicine research protocols in the cancer biology lab. The goal of this research will be to uncover and track biomarkers of cancer chemoresistance using several biological models.

PhD in Biophysics, Applied Physics, Cancer Biology or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred experience with photodynamic therapy and translational medical research. Familiarity with flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy or other biomedical imaging techniques a plus.

Salary Grade

Additional Information:
The position will allow for independent research in an intellectually stimulating environment in the brand new, state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University's Boston Campus. Access to the newly established Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems with several state-of-the-art microscopes is available. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a CV accompanied by a cover letter describing any previous training and research experience, and names and contact information of three references.

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.

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