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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

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; 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 Bouve College of Health Sciences seeks

Bouve College of Health Sciences is comprised of three preeminent schools of study encompassing approximately 1,000 faculty and staff, 5,000 students, and 40,000 alumni.

Please note: The primary work location for this position is the Boston MA Northeastern University Campus Location. Until our full return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process will be conducted remotely- including virtual interviews, remote onboarding and remote work. The remote nature of this position is subject to change in the future and is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the College and this role return to an operational status that supports it.

To learn more about our students, faculty and staff in the Bouve College of Health Sciences see this website :

We seek to hire a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Bouve College of Health Sciences through a Fellowship program with Moderna Therapeutics, Inc, Cambridge, MA. The candidate will be is responsible for the in vivo pharmacology, pathology, and toxicology deliverables for drug molecules in early and later stages of clinical development.

She/he will contribute to evaluating various preclinical and clinical pharmacology and toxicology analysis and building clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics models to support dose selection at various stages of drug development. The candidate will support the Pharmacology and Toxicology project lead on programs with high quantitative intensity and will collaborate closely with Pharmacometrics team on advanced pharmacology modeling and simulation.

In addition, the candidate will also work on the submission of manuscripts and providing scientific seminars as well as mentoring and assisting junior researchers in the lab.

Provide the minimum education, experience, and skills required to perform the job successfully.

The candidate must have a PhD degree in PhD with a focus in Pharmaceutical Sciences with in-depth training in pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutics or other related subdisciplines. Hands-on proficiency in vivo pharmacology and toxicology is desirable. The candidate should have a broad understanding of pharm-tox principles and incorporation of strategies and an ability to develop and deliver clear and concise presentations for both internal and external meetings

Specific responsibilities will include:

1) Create novel experimental designs for mechanistic pathology/toxicology studies designed to assess hypotheses for and evaluate mechanisms of toxicity related to physiological or biochemical functions.

2) Use cutting-edge molecular and cellular technologies to help make the next generation of gene and cell therapies. From single-cell RNAseq to organ-on-a-chip technology.

3) Probe molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity to determine drivers of the liver, cardiovascular and other toxicities and guide drug projects to make safer medicines using your experience, in-house, and literature data

4) Communicate results clearly and concisely in both oral and written reports. 5) Perform in-depth pathway/network analysis on data derived from toxicology and other studies.

The candidate should have a strong publication record in pharmacology and toxicology and outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University offers a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits program for all full-time regular faculty and staff including medical plans, a dental plan, medical and dependent-care reimbursement accounts, retirement plans, life insurance benefits, disability programs, and tuition reimbursement.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Bouve College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service. We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouve through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all.

Bouve Values
  • Learn. Teach. Learn.
  • Evolve immersive, experiential learning approaches
  • Collaborate across boundaries
  • Focus on individuals and populations
  • Foster inclusion, diversity, equity, and sustainability
  • Accelerate discovery and innovation

  • 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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