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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

About the Opportunity

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco and Oakland; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) at Northeastern University invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in the area of medications development for substance use disorder. The positions are available immediately and both are expected to be filled by early 2023.

Funding for the positions is provided mainly via the NIDA T32 National Research Service Award (NSRA) Institutional Research Training Grant Training Program, “Development of Medications for Substance Use Disorder”, awarded to the CDD 2022-2027. Accordingly, trainees must be a US citizen, a noncitizen national of the US, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

The CDD was founded in 2003 by Alexandros Makriyannis, who is the Director and Behrakis Chair in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Northeastern University. The mission of the CDD is to engage in drug discovery and development that will lead to new medications to satisfy a variety of unmet medical needs, particularly involving substance use disorder and other brain diseases, and infectious diseases. The NIDA T32 Training Program on Medications Development for Substance Use Disorder is a collaboration between CDD training faculty based in the Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University in Boston, MA (Drs. Raymond Booth, Diomedes Logothetis, Alexandros Makriyannis, Leigh Plant, Hideaki Yano), the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in nearby Belmont, MA (Drs. Jack Bergman, Raj Desai, Stephen Kohut, and Carol Paronis), and the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University and Medical Center in nearby Medford, MA (Dr. Klaus Miczek).

Postdoctoral researchers may align with a single or multiple CDD training faculty members among the three participating institutions (Northeastern, McLean, Tufts).

The participating institutions Northeastern University, McLean Hospital, and Tufts University embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. We strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.

Responsibilities:

The potential hires are expected to participate in and help develop vigorous research programs, with the common objective of medications development for substance use disorder. Postdoctoral researchers are expected to help mentor graduate students and junior postdocs. Qualified candidates must have excellence in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have recently obtained a recent PhD, MD, or equivalent with a relevant background, e.g., Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and related fields. Candidates with a successful publication and/or funding history will be given priority.

Additional Information:

Interested candidates should apply here with a curriculum vita that includes a list of publications and a Research Statement, as described below. In addition, candidates should supply names and contact information for at least three professional references from whom letters of reference can be solicited as needed. Applications will be reviewed beginning in December, 2022.

Research statement:

Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, the funding you have received to support the work (if applicable), the results you have discovered, and the products of these efforts. Highlight any cross-disciplinary research efforts you have undertaken. Please also describe any research you have undertaken with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Finally, please outline the research directions you foresee pursuing in the CDD, any cross-disciplinary and collaborative aspects, and the strategies you will take to address each direction.

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.

Position Type

Research

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 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 law.

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


To apply, visit https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Boston-MA-Main-Campus/Postdoctoral-Research-Fellow_R111826



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