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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Boston MA

Job no: 502241

 

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

 

About the Opportunity:

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. 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.

 

Responsibilities:

We are seeking a creative individual to join a team of scientist at the Antimicrobial Discovery Center to work on discovering antibiotics against Gram negative pathogens. Our group identified several interesting compounds that are currently in development, including ADEP (Conlon et al., Nature 2015), and darobactins (Imai et al., Nature 2019, "accepted in principle"). The novel darobactin class targets important Gram-negative pathogens. We use several approaches, including growing uncultured bacteria and high-throughput screening using microfluidics and intelligent reporters.

 

Qualifications:

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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

We are seeking a scientist with experience in natural products isolation and structure determination, and a strong publication record. The appointment will be for a minimum of 2 years with possible extension.

 

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Posted January 6, 2020



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