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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bioinformatics

Employer
Northeastern University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 13, 2022

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Employment Level
Post-Doc
Employment Type
Full Time
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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bioinformatics

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a creative scientist with a background in computational biology and microbiology to work on a genomics analysis-based antibiotic discovery project. The successful applicant will join a team of talented researchers at the Antimicrobial Discovery Center. Several drug lead candidates came out of our lab - ADEP (Conlon et al., Nature 2013); teixobactin (Ling et al., Nature 2015); darobactin (Imai et al., Nature 2019; Hundeep et al., Nature 2021), hygromycin A (Leimer et al., Cell 2021). Our findings show that there is a great opportunity to speed up discovery by introducing genomics-based computational approaches to identify both superior analogs of novel compounds we discovered, and novel ones based on pattern and network analysis of biosynthetic gene clusters. The computational project is a collaboration with Marnix Medema, the developer of antiSMASH, and Doug Mitchell, developer of RRE-Finder.

Qualifications:

A strong record of publications in computational biology is an essential requirement. Familiarity with biosynthetic gene clusters is a plus. The appointment will be for a minimum of 2 years with possible extension, starting immediately. Competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a package of benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in initiating, executing, and completing clinical research and experiments
  • Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc.
  • Laboratory management
  • Train graduate students


Position Type

Research

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.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.


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