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Associate/Full Professor - Natural Products

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Associate/Full Professor - Natural Products
Requisition Number FTFR000807
Division/College Bouve College of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Division/College College of Science
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 06/23/2016

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences’ School of Pharmacy and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Science at Northeastern University are seeking qualified candidates in the area of natural products for a tenured/tenure track faculty position. The search for a researcher in natural products is broad and includes areas such as the isolation, structural determination, and/or chemical synthesis of natural products and bioactive molecules. Candidates who can bring the latest NMR techniques to elucidate the three-dimensional structural details of the interactions between natural products and macromolecules are encouraged to apply. The aim is to identify a candidate who will collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment with an existing core of pharmaceutical and biomolecular researchers working at the cutting edge of drug discovery. Though the position is targeted at the full professor level, tenure-track associate professor candidates will also be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to establish a world class, well-funded research program in the area of natural products and teach in the areas of pharmaceutical sciences and chemistry.


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, chemistry or a related field. Tenured candidates are expected to have an established funded research program. Tenure track candidates are expected to develop a well-funded, high-impact research program. All candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching, and serve the university by helping it accomplish its teaching and research mission.

Additional Information

Founded in Boston in 1898, Northeastern has become the world leader in experiential education, known for its signature cooperative education model. Situated in a major hub of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and high technology industries, its location is unrivaled. The Pharmaceutical Sciences Department in the School of Pharmacy currently includes 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 2 full-time teaching faculty, 5 research Centers, 55 full-time Ph.D. students, more than 126 M.S. students, and 7 undergraduate majors. The Chemistry Department currently includes 28 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 7 full-time teaching faculty, 4 research Centers, 75 full-time Ph.D. students, 15 M.S., and 220 undergraduate students. Review of applications will commence on Sept. 1, 2016. Application received after that date will also be reviewed until the position is filled.
Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area (encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.
To apply, visit the Bouve College of Health Sciences website and click on `Faculty Positions’. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a five page summary of future research directions, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of reference. Questions and nominations may be directed to Prof. George O’Doherty, Email:

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
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