Post Doctoral Research Associate

The Roux Institute at Northeastern University | Portland, ME, United States

Posted Date 2/01/2024

About the Opportunity

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Drug Discovery/ Computational Biology, The Roux Institute – Portland, Maine

The Logothetis Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate, specializing drug discovery and computational biology, to join to join our community of interdisciplinary faculty, researchers, and graduate students.

The Logothetis Lab aims to perform structure-based drug discovery to generate specific and highly potent and efficacious small molecules both as research probes and as potential therapeutics.

The position will be based at the Roux Institute of Northeastern University in Portland, Maine and will be in a hybrid format, requiring the postdoc to work both remotely and on campus to nurture interactions with group members and other computational scientists. Daily interactions with the Boston campus-based group will also be expected.


Applicants should have a PhD in bioinformatics, health sciences, or a related field. Successful candidates should be able to undertake substantial full-time research or scholarship, work under the supervision of a senior scholar, and have strong communication and writing skills. The selected candidate should have developed advanced research independence skills through graduate/postgraduate training in carrying out this type of work both through familiar but also unfamiliar steps.

Desirable skills for this position include but are not limited to: Docking and Molecular Dynamics simulations, bioinformatics simulations, in silico drug discovery, programming skills, familiarity with the Linux operating system and with leading software in protein computational work (e.g., AMBER, GOLD, AutoDock, Discovery Studio, VMD, PyMol, MODELLER, etc.).

To apply:

Please submit your cover letter describing how your interests and background are in alignment with the position and goals of the Logothetis lab; your CV, and a research statement.

About The Roux Institute

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent-building, and economic growth for Portland, Maine, and northern New England. We are nurturing an environment for high-impact research and innovation in computer and data science, digital engineering, the advanced life sciences and medicine, and other tech fields. Partnership is what sets our education and research model apart. With leading companies at the table from day one, we are creating an agile workforce prepared to thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in the life sciences and other high- growth sectors. Together, we envision an innovation corridor that in the coming years will stretch from Boston to Portland and beyond.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

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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Education | Science - Research

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