Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dec 05, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Requisition Number: STFR004095

Division/College: College of Engineering

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods. Assists the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Maintains the laboratory and may exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete. The appointment generally does not extend beyond two years.


We are accepting candidates for a postdoctoral research associate in our multidisciplinary research group. The Clark group designs nanosensors to detect ions (Na, K, Ca, etc.) and small molecules (glucose, acetylcholine, etc.) as well as proteins, and we are working with the Monaghan group in Biology to detect chemicals in vivo. In particular, we are seeking to fill two positions on a project to image acetylcholine release in the peripheral nervous system. The successful candidate would be highly motivated and have a strong background in fluorescence imaging, particularly in vivo. The candidate must have an interest in nanotechnology, but experience is not required. A background in animal handling, brain imaging, or optics would be considered a plus. Candidates who work well on a team and demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills will be given preference.

Qualifications & essential functions: PhD degree in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, biology, or a related field. Expertise in at least two of the three areas:
- Fluorescence imaging of cellular signaling or in vivo processes
- Optical microscopy and biophysics
- Animal handling

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

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