Postdoctoral Research Associate
About the Opportunity
SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs basic research to understand molecular mechanisms of
neuron structures and function, primarily using Drosophila
molecular genetics and cell biology and quantitative imaging.
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 training and supervising
undergraduates/graduates in a laboratory setting.
Ph.D. or equivalent required in Biophysics, Biology, or related
field. Senior doctoral students (4th year +) will be considered and
are encouraged to apply. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and
written communication skills, attention to details, as well as
training in research methodology and quantitative data analysis are
essential to the successful candidate. The candidates should have
strong background in Drosophila molecular genetics and cell
biology. Experience with neuronal cytoskeleton, optogenetics, and
quantitative imaging are a plus. Ability to undertake substantially
full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
for more 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
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