Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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About the Opportunity:
The Willits Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral associate to support research focused in the broad areas of neuroregeneration and mechanobiology on Northeastern's Boston Campus. Excellent communication skills are required and a background in biomaterials synthesis and characterization; in vitro testing; or preclinical testing is recommended. This position is annually renewable. It is expected that the postdoctoral associate will develop and execute a career development plan in coordination with the PI.
Our laboratory values diversity and expects all lab members to foster a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment. The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
It is expected that the postdoctoral associate will develop and execute a career development plan in coordination with the PI.
About our lab: The overarching goal in our laboratory is to design 3D environments that control cell response, with a particular emphasis on neuro-regeneration. In order to achieve this goal, we have put forth a significant effort to understand the behavior of cells and enhance neural cell response in biologically-relevant three-dimensional scaffolds. Over the past 20 years, our laboratory has manipulated the extracellular microenvironment to increase peripheral nerve regeneration and study the effects of environmental changes on stem cells. We work within a supportive team environment with trainees ranging from high school students to postdoctoral associates.
Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent; be able to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar. All candidates should describe how they support a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment inside and outside the laboratory. This position requires excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and scientific, oral and written.
Candidates should be enthusiastic about working in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary, and multi-project environment. The successful candidate will be able to work both independently and collaboratively. Detailed knowledge of bioengineering, materials science, and/or neuroscience is a considerable asset, as is experience with animal experiments.
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.
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.
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