Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow / Associate Research Scientist in Biophysics

Job Number: 76778

Location: Boston, US

Job Description


The Liao Lab of [Please click the Apply button for the link or email] is in the Physics and BioEngineering Departments and is a member of Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems at Northeastern University. Our primary focus is on combining single-molecule imaging, genetic manipulation, whole-cell super-resolution microscopy, machine learning, and physical modeling to understand how neuron structures and functions emerge from the elementary molecular processes, under both normal development and pathological stresses. 

We welcome applications from creative and independent individuals interested in pursuing multidisciplinary and leading-edge approaches to understand the elusive connection between microtubule organization/dynamics and neurological diseases. They will also investigate the processes that control the interaction between microtubules and actin in the context of neuronal development.

We endeavor to build a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment, in which everyone enjoys doing research and achieves motivating breakthroughs. The selected candidate will benefit from the supportive atmosphere of a new lab.

We are committed to providing the best support for the career advancement of postdoc or associate research scientist including collaborating on grant proposals where they could be a co-principal investigator, assisting them in securing their own grant if they’re interested, ensuring competitive compensation, and providing H1B sponsorship if required. 

The selected candidate will also benefit from the interdisciplinary environment of Northeastern, which is home to the [Please click the Apply button for the link or email], the [Please click the Apply button for the link or email], an [Please click the Apply button for the link or email], the [Please click the Apply button for the link or email], and the [Please click the Apply button for the link or email] etc.

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.  
Moreover, living in Boston is an unparalleled experience, it’s a truly remarkable city!
Application instructions

We invite applications from senior graduate students and postdocs for this position. 
Senior doctoral students interested in the postdoctoral role should apply through this link: [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]
Postdoctoral researchers seeking the associate research scientist role should apply here: [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]
Alternatively, you can email the following documents to [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]:
Curriculum Vitae/Resume and Contact details of three references.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Ph.D. in Biology/ Biophysics/Physics or related discipline
  • Highly motivated, able to work independently, and in a team environment 
  • Microscopy experience is required, including confocal imaging
  • Experience with cytoskeletal research both in vivo and in vitro, optogenetics, quantitative imaging analysis, training and supervising undergraduates/graduates in a laboratory setting will all be assets to this position.

Application Deadline: 2024-07-31


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