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Postdoctoral Research Associate


Apply now Job no: 503299
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

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:

For more information on the SPIRAL group and research visit: web.northeastern.edu/spiral/

Responsibilities:

The Signal Processing, Imaging, Reasoning and Learning (SPIRAL) group at Northeastern University (NEU) has postdoctoral research associate positions available immediately. Postdoctoral research associates are expected to lead and take part in teams of researchers focusing on several projects simultaneously, working on the development of novel machine learning, signal processing, biomedical image/data analysis, graph mining, brain activity modeling, bioelectric field modeling, estimation, and optimization, and statistical inference models, methods, and algorithms in collaboration with collaborators at partner institutions, nationally and internationally. The primary duties of postdoctoral research associates at SPIRAL include the advancement of the state of the art in theory and practice in designated research areas, the preparation and execution of experimental paradigms and experiments to test proposed approaches; preparation of scientific publications for dissemination of research results in scholarly venues; assisting the Pis with the preparation of scientific grant proposals for funding, lab management, and graduate student advising. Performs basic or applied research using existing theories and methods when appropriate, but also frequently takes the initiative to innovate when these are insufficient. Assists the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Maintains the laboratory and may exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete.

Qualifications:

Must have a PhD or equivalent, as well as expertise in scientific areas specified in the position announcement; be able to undertake full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar. Strong theoretical foundations in at least two of the following areas are required: machine learning, statistical signal or image processing, numerical modeling and/or optimization theory and methods. Strong programming experience in at least one of the following is essential: Python, C++, Matlab. Experience in team-based software development and version control tools, such as GIT, are strongly desired. Excellent command of spoken and written English, as well as demonstrated ability to execute independent research that has resulted in high quality published articles in respected scholarly journals and conferences in fields relevant to this position description are also required. A minimum commitment of 2 years is desired from the candidates. Continuation and renewals, including possible promotion, depend on sustained excellence in meeting the duties and expectations, as well as availability of funds.


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Salary Grade:

 10

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.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

 

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