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Requisition Number: STFR001310

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

FT/PT: Full Time

Grade: 10

Position Summary:
Reporting to Dr. Heather Clark, Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biochemistry in Nanosensors. We are accepting candidates for a postdoctoral research associate in our multidisciplinary research group. Our group designs nanosensors to detect ions (Na, K, Ca, etc.) and small molecules (Histamine, acetylcholine, etc.) and we are building up to detecting larger molecules. We are looking for motivated candidates who have a strong background in biochemistry, particularly protein biochemistry and/or inflammation. The candidate must have an interest in nanotechnology, as the project will focus on detection of inflammatory markers using implantable nanosensors.

Qualifications and essential functions: PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, or a related field with expertise in protein biochemistry. Expertise in at least two of the three areas:

  • Standard molecular biology techniques in eukaryotic cells
  • Synthetic peptide or aptamer binding evaluation
  • Inflammation and cytokine biochemistry

Additional Information:
Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The new Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation's premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern's international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation's top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston's historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

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