Current Openings

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

A Postdoctoral position in molecular microbiology to study a recently described general mechanism of persister cell formation http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol201651. A strong record of publications, preferably in molecular microbiology, is required. The appointment will be for 3 years with possible extension.

The campus is in a pleasant location in downtown Boston, near the Art Museum and the Symphony. Competitive salary and benefits. Please e-mail a CV and names of 3 references to Dr. Kim Lewis (k.lewis@neu.edu)

(Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA).

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

A Postdoctoral position in natural products chemistry at the Antimicrobial Discovery Center to work on isolation and characterization of novel antibiotics. The project is a collaboration with experts in genomics and computational biology from J Craig Venter Institute, and with natural product chemists from Harvard Medical School. We previously described compounds with sterilizing and low resistance properties (Nature 2013, 503:365-370; Chem. Biol. 2014, 21:509-518; Nature 2015, 517:455-459); the current focus is on broad-spectrum antimicrobials from similar sources. A strong record of publications in natural product chemistry is essential. Experience with isolation of antimicrobials from microorganisms and familiarity with genomic analysis of biosynthetic pathways is particularly desirable. The appointment will be for 3 years with possible extension.

The campus is in a pleasant location in downtown Boston, near the Art Museum and the Symphony. Highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. Please e-mail a CV and names of 3 references to Dr. Kim Lewis k.lewis@neu.edu, http://www.northeastern.edu/biology/people/faculty/kim-lewis (Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA).

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We are always looking for bright, motivated people to join our lab.

Graduate students in the Lewis Lab pursing a doctoral degree are typically funded by an R.A. (Research Assistantship) for the majority of their graduate studies. Well qualified students may receive an additional $5,000 annually on top of the regular RA award. For prospective students thinking about attending graduate school, graduate students are usually paid by one of two ways; an R.A. (Research Assistantship) or a T.A. (Teaching Assistantship). As a Teaching Assistant, students have to spend around 20 hours a week as an undergraduate lab instructor. As a Research Assistant you are free to spend your time pursuing your research. It is nice to have an R.A. as a graduate student and students in the Lewis Lab are usually supported in this manner.

Kim Lewis
k.lewis@neu.edu