Research Assistant/Associate Professor

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Assistant/Associate Professor

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Center for Drug Discovery's Research Assistant Professors are responsible for establishing, conducting, and managing original research program(s).

The Research Assistant Professor shall perform this research and scholarship at a high-quality level commensurate with that which is expected of tenure-track or tenured faculty in the same discipline, at the same professorial rank. The Research Assistant Professor will supervise graduate and post-doctoral research, direct graduate student theses and/or act as a member of graduate committees. The Research Assistant Professor may be involved in teaching activities related to the CDD's mission. They must demonstrate the ability to secure external funding, as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator. The Research Assistant Professor must demonstrate autonomy and excellence in research, through a proven history of published scholarship and continuous external research funding.

The candidate must possess a Doctorate or terminal degree in the field of chemistry, biology, biochemistry or biophysics, especially with an emphasis on medicinal chemistry or drug discovery, by the appointment start date. Must have advanced research experience; demonstrated outstanding attainment in a field of research as reflected in the number of important publications, inventions, or equivalent efforts, at least some of which have had recognition within the discipline; demonstrated project management experience, including supervisory, budgetary, and general administrative skills. Excellent proven (published) writing skills required.

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Additional Information:
Title will be commensurate with the level of candidate experience
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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