Research Assistant

Sep 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Research Assistant

Requisition Number: STFR004007

Division/College: College of Science

Location: Marine Science Center at Nahant

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The research assistant will: (1) perform original, creative research at a level that can be published in competitive peer-reviewed journals, including performance of assigned research tasks as well as formulation and testing of original research hypotheses; (2) plan and execute short- and long-term strategies to accomplish research goals within the time constraints of this appointment; (3) keep accurate and detailed records of all work performed, all methods used, and all results obtained in an approved, bound laboratory notebook or an approved electronic format; (4) maintain all experimental animals, cultures specimens and samples required for the completion of the designated research; (5) contribute to the production of manuscripts describing the designated research.


Bachelor of science degree required with at least five years of hands on laboratory experience including sterile technique, bacterial cell culture and characterization, general molecular biology lab techniques including DNA extraction, purification, qualitative and quantitative analysis of DNA samples, gene and genome sequencing, annotation and analysis. Extensive knowledge of the biology of the bivalve family Teredinidae and its intracellular symbionts.

Additional Information:
This appointment is funded by a grant received from an outside source. The duration of this position is contingent upon the continued availability of funding from this grant at its current financial level.

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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