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Associate Research Scientist

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

About the Opportunity


Research in the Liao laboratory combines 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.

The Associate Research Scientist will conduct leading-edge research in understanding 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.


  • Perform research

  • Write for publications

  • Draft new grants

  • Supervise graduate students

  • Some purchasing and budget administration


PhD in Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Biophysics, or a related field required with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience with cytoskeleton and quantitative imaging analysis. Strong communication skills, ability to work independently, and ability to share and celebrate success with other lab members are essential for success. The selected candidate will benefit from an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at Northeastern and the supportive atmosphere of a new lab.

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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 https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ 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 www.northeastern.edu/diversity.