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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Bouve College of Health Sciences

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:



We seek to hire a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Bouve College of Health Sciences through a Fellowship program with Moderna Therapeutics, Inc, Cambridge, MA. The candidate will be is responsible for the clinical pharmacology and pharmacometric deliverables for drug molecules in early and later stages of clinical development.

She/he will ontribute to evaluating various clinical pharmacology and modeling strategies and building clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics models to support dose selection at various stages of drug development. The candidate will support the Clinical Pharmacology project lead on programs with high quantitative intensity and will collaborate closely with Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics team on advanced pharmacology models.

In addition, the candidate will also work on submission of manuscripts and providing scientific seminars as well as mentoring and assisting junior researchers in the lab.


The candidate must have a PhD degree in PhD with a focus in Pharmaceutical Sciences with in-depth training in pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, pharmaceutics or other related subdisciplines. Hands-on proficiency in using pharmacometrics tools including but not limited to NONMEM, R and Phoenix will be very valuable. The candidate should have broad understanding of pharmacometric principles and incorporation of M&S strategies and an ability to develop and deliver clear and concise presentations for both internal and external meetings

The candidate should have a strong publication record in pharmacometrics and an outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

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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



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