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Principal Research Scientist

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


About the Opportunity:

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Provides scientific and technical leadership in the management, design, and conduct of the entire research program.  Responsibilities include: designing, developing and establishing standards for the research to be conducted; publishing findings; obtaining new grants; developing project budget; interviewing, hiring and managing all professional and technical staff. The appointee assumes full responsibility for the complete program of investigation.



Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent; progressively more advanced research experience; demonstrated outstanding attainment in a field of research as reflected in the number of important publications, inventions, or equivalent efforts, at least some of which have had  recognition within the discipline; demonstrated project management experience, including supervisory, budgetary, and general administrative skills.  Excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills are essential, as are time-management and organizational skills. Good written and verbal communication skills and organizational talents are expected. Proposal preparations for sponsored research funding, research experience involving experiments, and project. Management experience is highly desired. Candidates must provide a curriculum vitae, one print of prior scientific publications, and the names and contact information of 3-5 references through the website. References will only be sought for finalists.

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Additional 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.

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