We are seeking a research associate to support research focused on cancer vaccine development and the design of tools to study hypoxia (low oxygen) in the tumor microenvironment. The research associate will be working directly with a postdoctoral fellow and graduate students in the Laboratory for Advanced and Multifunctional Polymeric (LAMP) Biomaterials lead by Professor Sidi A. Bencherif in the Chemical Engineering Department at Northeastern University in Boston. This is an exciting opportunity for scientists looking to gain laboratory experience in cancer research and may serve as a steppingstone for individuals looking to pursue graduate school, medical school, a career in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, etc.
About the lab: We work at the interface of polymer science, bioengineering, and immunology to detect, treat, or prevent disease through the design of novel immunologically active biomaterials. Our work involves cells and animal models, and incorporates tools from chemistry, engineering, and immunology. Our laboratory values diversity and expects all lab members to foster a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment.
The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
Execute protocols as directed by team members, including bioconjugation, colorimetric assays, Western blot, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, etc.
Prepares and maintains in vitro mammalian cell cultures
Assist in vaccine development (biomaterials characterization, animal handling, etc.)
Reports results and communicates regularly with team members
Support maintenance of laboratory inventory, ordering, safety procedures, and equipment
Attend weekly laboratory meetings
Bachelor's Degree in science, including but not limited to Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, etc.
Minimum of 1 year of wet laboratory experience
Strong oral and written communication skills
Working knowledge of scientific principles, research design, and research protocols
Ability to work as part of a team in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment
Ability to learn new skills with an appropriate amount of training
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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.