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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences
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Postdoctoral Research Associate

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:
The Clark Laboratory and Monaghan Laboratory at Northeastern University are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for an NIH-funded project to image acetylcholine in the mouse peripheral nervous system. This project is an exciting opportunity to use a relatively mature fluorescent nanosensor to image neural communication in vivo. The goal of the project is to use real-time imaging of acetylcholine release in the peripheral nervous system to understand nerve-organ interactions. The project includes the use of genetic mouse models and live imaging using 2-photon microscopy in a brand-new imaging facility at Northeastern University. The successful candidate needs to be highly motivated and have a strong background in fluorescence imaging, particularly in vivo. A background in surgery, neural imaging, or optics will be considered a plus. This position will include designing and running experiments, troubleshooting new methods, and research project management including drafting manuscripts, and reporting to NIH. The associate will perform animal handling, surgery, and fluorescent imaging while working alongside a second postdoctoral associate that specializes in nanosensor formulation and synthesis.

  • Perform research (90%)
  • Laboratory management (10%)

The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent; be able to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar.

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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.

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