Postdoctoral Research Associate
About the Opportunity
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
The Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, under the direction
of Herbert Levine, is actively recruiting recent quantitative
science (physics, chemistry, mathematics, computational biology)
Ph.D. graduates for postdoctoral positions beginning January 1,
2023. Levine and the Center focus on the biophysical and
biochemical process that govern cancer progression and cancer cell
interaction with the immune system. Under this umbrella, we study
cell motility (both single cell and collective), cell fate networks
in cancer cells and supporting stromal, and the ongoing battle
between the tumor and the adaptive immune system. All of these
studies are conducted from a theoretical/computational approach, in
collaboration with numbers of experimental labs worldwide.
Performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily
using existing theories and methods. Individuals should have the
ability and desire to innovate when these are insufficient. Assists
the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and
grants. Maintains the laboratory research team and may exercise
functional supervision over supporting research staff. Primary
responsibility is performing world-class research in line with the
institutional mission of the Center for Theoretical Biological
-Ph.D. required in any quantitative science, such as physics,
chemistry, mathematics, bioengineering, systems biology,
-Excellent verbal and written communications skills, as well as
oral presentation skills.
-Organization and time management skills.
-Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and
-Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject
-Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
-Ability to work independently and professionally with minimal
supervision and direction.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
1) Assist in initiating, executing, and completing research and
2) Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant
3) Potential additional responsibilities (School / Lab
-Strong research background and publication of peer-reviewed papers
in academic journals.
-Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate
students in conducting collaborative research.
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
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