Postdoctoral Research Assoc
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

About $45,000 - $59,000 a year

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:
The Biomaterials Design Group led by Leila Deravi in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University seeks an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher in the field of applied chemistry/materials science. The appointment is for one year and may be extended pending regular progress evaluation.

The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral research associate is to perform and communicate the research. The main focus of the research will be to generate color-changing materials (textiles, coatings, thin films), colormetric sensors, and flexible electrochromic devices inspired by how cephalopods camouflage. The candidate should have an interest in managing highly collaborative research efforts with chemists, biologists and engineers. It is expected that the postdoc will contribute to research grant proposals and reports, write manuscripts and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

The candidate should have a strong background in analytical chemistry and be familiar with designing, fabricating and characterizing materials over multiple spatial scales (from nano- to centi-meter). A basic understanding of biomaterials design, spectrophotometry and spectroscopy will be required. Experience in polymer chemistry and synthesis would be a bonus.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science/engineering or related field; strong technical expertise and demonstrated independence in the design and execution of experiments. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a proven track record of mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students.

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Additional 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.

Applications should contain a cover letter briefly describing candidate's background and specific research interests, a full CV, with a publication list, Ph.D. completion date, and the names and contact information for three references who might be contacted for recommendations. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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.

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