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Senior Research Scientist

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 14, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Full Time
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Senior Research Scientist

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 research team led by John Engen in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University seeks an enthusiastic senior research scientist. The appointment is for at least two years and may be extended pending regular progress evaluation and research funding.

Primarily performs basic or applied research on critical or difficult problems involving the development of new theories or methodologies and then publishes those results in the scientific literature. Participates in external professional activities (i.e. attendance/participation in professional conferences, seeking new grants). Exercises functional and administrative management over supporting research staff where necessary.

PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or structural biology is required; experience with protein chemistry, protein biophysics, protein folding, protein stability and protein dynamics is required; previous experience with hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) is required; previous experience with lipid membranes (vesicles and protein: ligand interactions), DNA manipulation, cloning/vector preparation and protein purification is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent; experience which includes progressively more responsible, independent research work evidenced by publications, inventions, or equivalent efforts; demonstrated project management experience, including supervisory, budgetary and general administrative skills.

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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.

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.

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

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