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Senior Research Scientist

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Work type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Science

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:

An opportunity is available for a highly motivated quantitative protein mass spectrometry scientist to join an appointment in the Ivanov laboratory at the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.


Performs basic and applied research on critical or difficult problems involving the development of new methodologies.  Provides deep expertise in analytical chemistry, separations, mass spectrometry and sample preparation. Budget management and lab/instrumentation maintenance responsibility.  Participates in external professional activities (i.e., publication of research, fund raising efforts, attendance/participation in professional conferences).  Exercises functional and administrative management over supporting research staff and training.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include research, assistance to the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of the generated results as well as in grantsmanship. The successful candidate will also be responsible for maintaining the equipment, managing the laboratory and assistance in functional supervision and training of students and junior research personnel. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete and published. The senior scientist will join the highly collaborative state-of-the-art laboratory and is expected to build strong collaborative relations with the members of the Ivanov lab and external collaborators, as well as to develop and drive new projects within the scope of the group. The successful candidate will be actively involved in interdisciplinary research with laboratories of the Barnett Institute, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the biomedical/biotech community of the Boston area.


The successful candidate will provide deep expertise for investigating 1. rare stem cells and limited biological samples and 2. extracellular exosomes and micro vesicles from biological fluids, projects supported by the NIH, including support for advancing and developing new groundbreaking measurements of limited samples, including exosomes, single-cells, and small populations of rare cells based on advanced sample preparation, separation, mass spectrometry and data analysis. The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for the development and implementation of innovative bioanalytical methods, sample preparation and analysis of limited clinical and biological samples using LC-MS- and CE-MS-based detection to elucidate molecular mechanisms of biological phenomena. This position requires strong bioanalytical expertise and experience with separations coupled to high resolution quantitative mass spectrometry. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry/biochemistry or related discipline; progressively more responsible experience that demonstrates the ability to plan and execute research; previous supervisory experience. 

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How to Apply:

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.

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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