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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University

Job Description

About the Opportunity

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


The lab for neglected disease drug discovery at Northeastern has a variety of programs in the infectious disease space. The lab is well known for our contributions to antiparasitic drug discovery efforts, and we have projects in the antimicrobial space. The successful candidate will contribute to the management of the operation of the research laboratory. We have a strong emphasis on team-oriented research and expertise and experience in medicinal chemistry, organic synthesis, and (preferably) informatics is required. Your ability to independently contribute to projects as well as manage existing research projects will be essential to your success in the group.


Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry; strong technical expertise and demonstrated independence in modern synthetic methodologies and techniques; extensive experience in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic molecules using modern chromatographic and analytical techniques; solid knowledge of computers and experience with databases; strong inclination for equipment operation and maintenance with a proven track record; excellent communication, organization and time management skills.


1) Assist in initiating, executing, and completing research and experiments.

2) Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant proposals.

3) Potential additional responsibilities (School / Lab dependent):

  • Assist in laboratory management;
  • Train graduate students; and
  • Teach courses.


Applications should contain a cover letter briefly describing candidate's research experience and interests, a full CV with a publication list, and Ph.D. completion date. Review of applications will begin immediately.

The position will be available starting immediately and will remain open until filled. The initial appointment is for one year, with the potential for extension depending on regular progress evaluation and continuation of funding.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.††

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more 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 Universityís commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see .

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