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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Structural Biology/Cryo-electron Microscopy

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Structural Biology/Cryo-electron Microscopy
Requisition Number FTFR000808
Division/College Bouve College of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Division/College College of Engineering
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 09/21/2016

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences’ School of Pharmacy and the Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University seek applicants for an assistant, associate or full professor in the area of structural biology relative to drug discovery, with specialization in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) of membrane proteins and other macromolecules. Candidates must have a current vigorous and internationally competitive research program. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in development of a structural biology program housed in a state-of-the-art electron microscopy facility to be funded by Northeastern. The goal of the new facility is to attract additional structural biology faculty who will collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment with an existing core of pharmaceutical and biomolecular researchers working at the cutting edge of drug discovery.


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in structural biology, biophysics, medicinal chemistry, chemistry or a related field, by the start date, as well as have a demonstrated record of leadership in the cryo-EM 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 Bioengineering Department evolved from an interdisciplinary program encompassing faculty and students from the Colleges of Engineering and Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. The Department awards the BS, MS, and PhD degrees, and currently includes 7 full-time tenured and tenure track faculty, with an expansion plan implemented. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue 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 references. Questions and nominations may be directed to Prof. Lee Makowski, Chair, Department of Bioengineering. 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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