Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Roux Institute

Job Description

About the Opportunity

The Roux Institute, located in Portland, Maine, is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in the city, the state of Maine, and the region. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high- growth sectors.


In the lab of Kiran Vanaja at the Roux institute, we are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to conduct independent research. The candidate will perform experiments related to the projects currently in the lab and at the Roux Institute. The candidate will also perform data analysis, model building and participate in the writing of manuscripts relating to the projects, and contribute writing grant proposals in a team environment. The candidate will also function to further collaboration with other institutes such as Maine Health Research and Jackson Laboratories. This position includes occasional travel to the collaborator labs as well as periodic travel to Boston-based Northeastern lab space. The candidate will also mentor and teach graduate students in the lab.


The candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field, knowledge of experimental tissue culture, basic molecular biology techniques is a must. Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting and enjoy working as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Documents to Submit:

CV, cover letter

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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 University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see .

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