Postdoctoral Research Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 09, 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:
The Engen Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University seeks an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to work on protein conformational analysis with mass spectrometry. The appointment is for two years and may be extended for an additional 1-2 years, depending on continuation of funding and regular progress evaluation.

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.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field. Previous experience with hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Hands-on experience with ESI-Qtof and ESI-Tof mass spectrometers and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for the analysis of protein conformation; demonstrated proficiency in protein chemistry, protein biophysics, protein folding, protein stability and protein dynamics; strong technical expertise in modern chromatography methodologies and techniques; excellent communication, organization and time management skills. Previous experience with lipid membranes (vesicles and protein: ligand interactions), DNA manipulation, cloning/vector preparation and protein purification is preferred.

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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.

The appointment is for two years and may be extended for an additional 1-2 years, depending on continuation of funding and regular progress evaluation.

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.

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