Postdoctoral Research Associate

May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Requisition Number: STFR003687

Division/College: College of Engineering

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Bajpayee lab at Northeastern University in Boston is looking for a PhD (in chemical engineering/chemistry) with expertise in chemical conjugation, peptide design and synthesis, particle formulation, drug delivery and animal studies. This postdoctoral associate will design peptide based nanocarriers, independently carry out drug conjugation, model transport properties in tissue culture models, examine the pharmacokinetics, biodistribution and tissue targeting efficacy of protein drugs in injury induced animal models of osteoarthritis. Prior experience in orthopedic labs and in-vivo models is desired but not necessary. This is an ideal position for someone looking for experience in translational research to train for both academia and industry jobs.


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.

Additional Information:
About Bajpayee lab: (more at

The Bajpayee lab at Northeastern University works on drug delivery to connective and charged tissues such as cartilage, meniscus, intervertebral disc and mucosal membranes. Connective tissues are pervasive throughout the body and their degeneration affects 10% of the human population. Their dense extracellular matrix, however, hinders penetration of most drugs. We utilize concepts of nanomedicine and bio-electrostatics to design polypeptides and protein-based carriers for targeted and sustained delivery of small molecule drugs, protein growth factors, antibodies and genetic materials to specific intra-tissue and intra-cellular target sites inside connective tissues. A main focus is on using charge interactions and other binding mechanisms to rationally design drug carriers that can penetrate through the dense matrix of avascular, negatively charged tissues. We are also interested in understanding mechanisms leading to degenerative joint diseases (e.g., osteoarthritis) due to ageing and traumatic injuries. The lab strives to combine basic science with translational research to develop biomedical technologies

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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