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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 9, 2023

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Associate

About the Opportunity


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 senior scholar.

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Additional Information

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 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 law.

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