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Associate Research Scientist

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

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Associate Research Scientist

About the Opportunity


Associate Research Scientist: Physical Chemistry. The Biomaterials Design Group led by Leila Deravi in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University seeks an enthusiastic associate research scientist and project manager to lead a multi-institution collaboration on building asymmetric optical materials. The primary responsibility of the staff is to perform research, which will entail the generation of gaseous particles and the characterization of their structure and optical function. The secondary responsibility of the staff is to communicate and consolidate research findings from all team members together with Professor Deravi for weekly project reporting. The candidate should be exceptionally organized, self-motivated with an interest in project management across a highly collaborative group of chemists, physicists, and engineers. A strong background in aerosol chemistry is required and a basic understanding milestone reporting to government sponsors would be a bonus. It is expected that the staff will contribute to preparing reports, coordinating team efforts, and communicating findings. The appointment is for one year and may be extended pending regular progress evaluation.

Applicants should provide a resume/CV and a brief cover letter summarizing their technical background and research interests.


Ph.D. in chemistry, environmental science, materials science/engineering or related field; strong technical expertise and demonstrated independence in the design and execution of experiments. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and proven track record of collaboration and project management.


1) Assist in initiating, executing and completing research and experiments.

2) Preparation of slides and monthly reports for milestone tracking.

3) Project management.


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. The position will be available starting immediately, and the appointment will be for one year, renewable for an additional 1-2 years, depending on continuation of funding.

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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.

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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