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Postdoctoral Research Associate


Apply now Job no: 502575
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

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 post-doctoral position performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods. Assists mentor in the interpretation and publication of research results.  Maintains the laboratory and may exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff and graduate researchers.  Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete.  The appointment generally does not extend beyond two years with an annual renewal.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in initiating, executing, and completing clinical research and experiments (50%)     
  • Prepare and write research papers, presentations (30%)
  • Laboratory management (15%)
  • Train graduate students (5%)                                                           

Qualifications:

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

Specific requirements for this position:
The candidate is preferred a PhD degree in environmental engineering, environmental biotechnology, biological sciences, ecotoxicology, microbiology or toxicology, and previous research experiences and skills in molecular biology, molecular toxicology, biochemistry and bioinformatics.  A track record in the development and implementation of bioinformatics tools and/or nanopore sequencing is ideal.

Faculty/lab information (optional):
The post-doctoral research associate will be part of the research group led by Dr. Ameet Pinto in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering which focused on monitoring and management of microbial communities in drinking water systems.

Salary Grade:

10

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 www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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