Research Opportunities

The Roux Institute is a new translational research model designed to accelerate regional technology economies through interdisciplinary and use-inspired science and engineering through comprehensive industry partnerships and an entrepreneurial mindset.  Unlike most other non-tenure track research positions, research faculty and senior research scientists and engineers at the Roux Institute are eligible to receive three years of hard salary funding plus startup for laboratory and equipment startup.

About the Opportunities

Research Faculty. The Research Faculty at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University will be responsible for building an independent and externally funded research program, as well as providing leadership for overseeing the growth of the research program within their respective fields. Besides the faculty title of “Research Professor” (at the appropriate rank, based on experience), the successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute. Importantly, though these are intended to be externally funded positions, research faculty at the Roux Institute are provided with three years of full salary support plus a generous research startup package.

Research Staff. As an independent contributor to the Roux Institute Research mission, the Research Scientist will be responsible for driving and contributing to research within their respective fields. Senior level research scientists and engineers who are selected to serve in the role of principal investigator will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute and will be eligible for consideration for research startup funding.

Postdoctoral Researchers. Postdoctoral researchers will contribute to research within their respective fields and build relationships with partner organizations. Researchers with interdisciplinary interests across two or more research verticals (Computational Medicine, Data Visualization, Engineering, and Experiential AI) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Meet our experts:

Michael Pollastri, Senior Vice Provost for Portland and Academic Lead

Usama Fayyad, Executive Director for the Institute of Experiential Artificial Intelligence

Jack Lesko, Director of Engineering Research

Melanie Tory, Director of Data Visualization Research

Rai Winslow, Director of Life Science and Medicine Research

Engineering

In Engineering, we leverage mechanics and physics-based models with data science in engineering in systems of fluids, solids, motions, thermodynamics, biophysics, electrostatics, and systems to address interdisciplinary use-inspired research. All topic areas within Engineering will be considered, but entrepreneurially-minded candidates are particularly encouraged to apply with experience in, but not limited to, Engineering Design, Energy, Computer Engineering, Power Electronics, Ergonomic, Human factors, Bioengineering, Engineering of Health Systems, Materials and Manufacturing, Robotics, Autonomy, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity.

Research Faculty, Engineering

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About the Opportunity

Northeastern University invites applications for a Research Professor and Institute Member position in the field of Interdisciplinary Engineering with a demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset located at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, in Portland, Maine. The faculty title is open rank.

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. 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 and data science as a force for good, and an environment for innovation in engineering and other high-growth sectors.

The Research Professor in Engineering (open rank) at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University will be responsible for building an independent and externally funded research program, as well as providing leadership for overseeing the growth of the research program. The research is positioned in the fields of interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science. Besides the faculty title of “Research Professor (open rank)”, the successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

Besides driving their own research program as a Northeastern University faculty member, the Research Professor will contribute to a portfolio of highly matrixed collaborations with contributors on the Institute campus in Portland ME and beyond. Collaborators will include faculty and professional research staff at The Roux Institute, faculty across the Northeastern network, and industry researchers who may be co-located at the Institute or located at their own company. The Northeastern University research network available includes the collection of highly innovative university institutes, including the Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence, the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems (www.northeastern.edu/institutes).  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing a research program that leverages mechanics and physics-based models and data science in engineering in systems of fluids, solids, motions, thermodynamics, biophysics, and electrostatics
  • Developing integrated engineering and data-driven methods in broad areas of engineering including, but not limited to, Engineering Design, Energy, Computer Engineering, Power Electronics, Bioengineering, Ergonomic, Human factors, Engineering of health systems, Manufacturing & Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, Autonomy, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity
  • Use-inspired research with an entrepreneurial mindset to develop science and solutions that matter to society and impact the Maine economy
  • Ability to work effectively within entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary teams of researchers
  • The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in one or more of Northeastern’s Colleges and Departments, with their primary locus of at the Roux Institute as part of the Engineering Research vertical. They will report to their disciplinary department chair in their role as a faculty member, but they will also have a matrixed relationship to the Director of Engineering at the Roux Institute in Portland, who is responsible for the construction and execution of the engineering research theme in Portland.

Qualifications

  • PhD or other terminal degree in engineering or a related field, with experience level appropriate for appointment at the rank of Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor.
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement in relevant areas of engineering, with a commensurate research funding history.
  • Entrepreneurial, energetic, interdisciplinary, and collaborative leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting. He/she must have experience working independently and as a member of a team. Some travel may be required to regional campus(es), particularly Boston.
Research Faculty, Cybersecurity

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About the Opportunity

The Research Professor (open rank) at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University will be responsible for building an independent and externally funded research program, as well as providing leadership for overseeing the growth of the research program.  The research is positioned in the fields of cybersecurity, secure computing, and secure communications in applications in field such as, but not limited to, supply chain and manufacturing, industry 4.0, health data networks, autonomous systems.  Besides the faculty title of “Research Professor (open rank)”, the successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

Besides driving their own research program as a Northeastern University faculty member, the Research Professor will contribute to a portfolio of highly matrixed collaborations with contributors on the Institute campus in Portland, ME and beyond. Collaborators will include faculty and professional research staff at The Roux Institute, faculty across the Northeastern network, and industry researchers who may be co-located at the Institute or located at their own company. The Research Professor will also be expected to contribute to the building and oversight of Roux Institute corporate research relationships as they pertain to their subject matter expertise.  These types of opportunities may include helping to align research projects alongside corporate or government partners, as an example. The Northeastern University research network available includes the collection of highly innovative university institutes, including the Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence, the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems (www.northeastern.edu/institutes).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing a research program that seeks to address the ever-changing need for a broad array of cybersecurity and secure computing capabilities with knowledge of Cybersecurity First Principles
  • Willingness to develop an integrated engineering and data-driven research across the broad landscape of cybersecurity topics and its applications including but not limited to; cyber and IT platforms, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cyber physical systems, cybersecurity education, security engineering, software assurance and quality, security in the Internet of Things
  • Proactive identification and willingness to seek use-inspired research topics with an entrepreneurial mindset to develop science and solutions that matter to society and impact the Maine economy
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary teams of researchers and in cooperation with other Northeastern University Institutes such as the Kostas Research institute.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in one or more of Northeastern’s Colleges and Departments, with their primary locus of at the Roux Institute as part of the Engineering Research vertical. They will report to their disciplinary unit head (department, college) in their role as a faculty member, but they will also have a matrixed relationship to the Director of Engineering at the Roux Institute in Portland, who is responsible for the strategy and execution of the engineering research theme in Portland.

Qualifications:

  • PhD or other terminal degree in engineering or a related field, with experience level appropriate for appointment at the rank of Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor.
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly and/or technology transfer achievements in relevant areas of engineering, with a commensurate research funding history, as appropriate to anticipate faculty rank.
  • Interest or experience in technology transfer, intellectual property development, or new venture creation.

Entrepreneurial, energetic, interdisciplinary, and collaborative leadership skills. Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings. A strategic mindset. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting. He/she must have experience working independently and as a member of a team. Some travel may be required to regional campus(es), particularly Boston.

Research Scientist, Engineering

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Summary and Responsibilities:

Northeastern University invites applications for one or more Research Scientist positions in the field of Interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science with a demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset, located at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, in Portland, Maine. The successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

As an independent contributor to the Engineering research mission, the Research Scientist will contribute to research programs in data-driven approaches for interdisciplinary engineering. Successful candidates will emphasize at least one of the following domains: mechanics and physics-based models and data science in engineering in systems of fluids, solids, motions, thermodynamics, biophysics, and electrostatics. Areas of research will focus on data-driven methods in broad areas of engineering including, but not limited to, Engineering Design, Energy, Computer Engineering, Power Electronics, Bioengineering, Ergonomic, Human Factors, Engineering of health systems, Manufacturing, Robotics, Autonomy, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity. An effective research program will execute use-inspired discovery with an entrepreneurial mindset that develops science and solutions that matter to society and impact the Maine economy. The research is positioned in the fields of interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science.

Research Scientists will contribute to a portfolio of highly matrixed collaborations on the Institute campus in Portland, ME, and beyond and will have an opportunity to build their own research projects. Collaborators will include faculty and professional research staff at The Roux Institute, faculty across the Northeastern network, and industry researchers who may be co-located at the Institute or located at their own company. The Northeastern University research network available includes the collection of highly innovative university institutes, including the Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence, the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems.

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. 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.

Required Qualifications:

• Masters, Ph.D. or other terminal degrees in engineering or related fields
• Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement and scientific/engineering impact with a commensurate publication history and/or demonstrated record of translating scientific/engineering discovery to society
• Experience with the application of data science to engineering applications
• Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Adaptability. Experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
• Ability to work effectively within entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary teams or researchers

Desired Qualifications: 

• 5 years of industrial experience in engineering and science
• Demonstrated experience moving technologies through Technology Readiness Levels
• Post-doctoral training in a relevant engineering discipline

The Roux Institute is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and recognizes the strength that diversity in all its forms brings to the research endeavor. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and enthusiastically welcome applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Engineering

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About the Opportunity

The Roux Institute in Portland, Maine is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our team focused on developing the integration of fundamental mechanics and physics-based principles with data-driven approaches at the interface of disciplines. Successful candidates will emphasize at least one of the following domains: mechanics and physics-based models and data science in engineering in systems of fluids, solids, motions, thermodynamics, biophysics, and electrostatics. Areas of research will focus on data-driven methods in broad areas of engineering including, but not limited to, Engineering Design, Energy, Computer Engineering, Power Electronics, Bioengineering, Ergonomic, Human Factors, Engineering of Health Systems, Manufacturing, Robotics, Autonomy, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity. An effective research program will execute use-inspired discovery with an entrepreneurial mindset that develops science and solutions that matter to society and impact the Maine economy.

Postdocs will receive formal and structured mentoring on topics including mentor/mentee research relationship, technology transfer, and proposal development.

This fellow will have opportunities to collaborate on group on existing projects and the development of new opportunities with Roux Industry Partners and federal grant opportunities. There will also be opportunities to mentor junior team members and provide educational support across the Roux Institute. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in applied engineering and science with an entrepreneurial mindset or a willingness to learn about use inspired research. As an individual contributor to the visualization research mission, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for executing and developing a research portfolio with meaningful engagement of partner organizations.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Engineering, Science, or related fields;
  • Research experience in engineering including, but not limited to, Engineering Design, Energy, Computer Engineering, Power Electronics, Bioengineering, Human Factors, Engineering of Health Systems, Mechanics and Materials, Manufacturing & Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing and Materials, Robotics, Autonomy, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity.
  • Experience in integrated experimental research and modeling using first principles and numerical/statistical methods.
  • Basic programing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary research teams and build long-term relationships with research partners.
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting. Adaptability.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Develop and advance methods for mechanics and physics-based models and data science in engineering in systems 35%
  • Engage with Senior researchers in the development of research programs and proposals with Roux Industry Partners and with Federal funding opportunities 35%
  • Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc. 20%
  • Assist in mentoring graduate students 10%

 

Postdoctoral Researcher, Engineering

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About the Opportunity:

Postdoctoral Research Associate: The Lopez Group at Northeastern University seeks an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with a background in computational chemistry and/or machine learning.

Responsibilities:

The candidate will work alongside a dynamic team with Boston-area start-up company, Kebotix Inc., at the Roux Institute in Portland, Maine. This NU-funded project focuses on using in silico screening and cheminformatics to identify next-generation photopharmacological agents.

Qualifications:

The candidate should have a strong background in theoretical chemistry and/or organic chemistry with experience in collaborating with experimentalists. Photopharmacology targets interconvert from active to inactive forms spatiotemporally under irradiation and biological environments. There is a general need to identify new candidates capable of absorbing light to minimize damage to tissue and DNA. The candidate is expected to assist with proposal writing and mentoring younger students.

 

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Engineering

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About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University’s Roux Institute has established an Associate Research Scientist position dealing with cutting-edge research in wireless technologies, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, and the Internet of Things. The successful candidate will join Prof. Francesco Restuccia’s research team in Portland, Maine.

Responsibilities:

Performs basic or applied research in an area of considerable scope and complexity. Plans independent research and analyzes and publishes the results. Prepares grant proposals. Provides functional and administrative supervision over supporting research staff and transfers technical and statistical expertise. Responsible for purchasing and budget administration. Attends meetings and may present research. Some use cases are export controlled and potential to work on classified projects after completion of training and certification.

Qualifications:

Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Computer Science (CS) or related discipline; must have progressively responsible experience that demonstrates the ability to plan and execute research; 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 are pluses.

 

Research Scientist/Engineer, Interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science

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Summary and Responsibilities:

Northeastern University invites applications for one or more Research Scientist positions in the field of Interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science with a demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset, located at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, in Portland, Maine. The successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

As an independent contributor to the Engineering research mission, the Research Scientist will contribute to research programs in data-driven approaches for interdisciplinary engineering. Successful candidates will emphasize at least one of the following domains: mechanics and physics-based models and data science in engineering in systems of fluids, solids, motions, thermodynamics, biophysics, and electrostatics. Areas of research will focus on data-driven methods in broad areas of engineering including, but not limited to, Engineering Design, Energy, Computer Engineering, Power Electronics, Bioengineering, Ergonomic, Human Factors, Engineering of health systems, Manufacturing, Robotics, Autonomy, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity. An effective research program will execute use-inspired discovery with an entrepreneurial mindset that develops science and solutions that matter to society and impact the Maine economy. The research is positioned in the fields of interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science.

Required Qualifications:

• Masters, Ph.D. or other terminal degrees in engineering or related fields
• Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement and scientific/engineering impact with a commensurate publication history and/or demonstrated record of translating scientific/engineering discovery to society
• Experience with the application of data science to engineering applications
• Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Adaptability. Experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
• Ability to work effectively within entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary teams or researchers

Desired Qualifications: 

• 5 years of industrial experience in engineering and science
• Demonstrated experience moving technologies through Technology Readiness Levels
• Post-doctoral training in a relevant engineering discipline

 

Computational Medicine  

In Computational Medicine, we: develop models of biological systems in health and disease; understand how to constrain these models using data from a specific patient; harness the patient-specific model to deliver care tuned to the needs of the individual. We seek applicants with skills in areas such as: machine learning, probability theory and statistics; dynamical systems and control theory; numerical and high-performance computing. Deep knowledge in an area of biology is essential. Experience in working with healthcare data is highly desirable.

Research Professor & Roux Institute Member, Computational Medicine

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Northeastern University’s The Roux Institute invites applications for multiple Research Professor and Roux Institute Member positions in the fields of Computational Medicine and Biomedical Data Science. Sucessful applicants will be based at The Roux Institute in Portland, Maine.  The faculty title is open rank. These are unique positions that offer a period of guaranteed salary support and startup funds commensurate with level of appointment. The Research Professor (open rank) at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University will be responsible for the growth of an independent research program positioned in the fields of Computational Medicine and Biomedical Data Science, coordinated under the umbrella of the Life Science and Medicine Research vertical directed by Dr. Raimond Winslow. Besides the faculty title of “Research Professor (open rank)”, the successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute. Besides driving their own research program as a Northeastern University faculty member, the Research Professor will contribute to a portfolio of highly matrixed collaborations with contributors on the Institute campus in Portland ME and beyond. Collaborators will include faculty and professional research staff at The Roux Institute, faculty across the Northeastern network, and industry researchers who may be co-located at the Institute or located at their own company.

The successful applicant will have experience in:

  • Developing computational models of disease at the level of molecular networks and physiological function, constraining these models using patient data, and applying these personalized models to predict outcomes and guide therapies. Modeling approaches can include dynamical systems modeling, control theoretic analyses, and machine learning
  • Developing data-driven, machine learning based methods for clinical decision support in broad areas of medicine and healthcare

A particular interest is the emerging field of machine-learning of dynamical systems, machine learning for simplifying complex dynamical systems models, and applications of these approaches in the life sciences and clinical research. Another  area of interest is modeling-based quantitative systems pharmacology.

Academic appointments will be as a faculty member in one or more of Northeastern’s Colleges and Departments. Appointees will report to their disciplinary department chair in their role as a faculty member, and will report to the Director of Life Science and Medicine in Portland, who is responsible for the construction and execution of the relevant overarching research theme in Portland.

Candidates should have a PhD or other terminal degree in engineering or a related field, with experience level appropriate for appointment at the rank of Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor. Candidates should have: collaborative leadership skills; strong communication skills across diverse audiences and settings; an ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting; experience in working independently and as a member of a team. More senior candidates should have a demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement in relevant areas of engineering, with a research funding history commensurate with level of appointment.

Postdoctoral scholar - Computational Medicine & Biomedical Data Science

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About the Opportunity

The Roux institute at Northeastern University invites applications for a Postdoctoral scholar position in the fields of Computational Medicine and Biomedical Data Science, located at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, in Portland, Maine. The accepted candidate will be conducting cutting‐edge research in biomedical informatics for developing AI/ML/DL based models using multimodal data in the healthcare domain for the goal of improving disease care.

The postdoc will contribute to and help lead projects related to the development and validation of models in the precision health domain that aim at diagnosing various types of disease and recommending optimal treatments for patients. The position will be supervised by Research Assistant Professor Saeed Amal and will be conducted with experimental researchers who are collaborating partners of the Roux Institute, and will include opportunities for collaboration with other faculty at the Roux Institute and the College of Engineering, Northeastern University.

Northeastern University’s Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent-building, and economic growth for Portland, Maine, and northern New England. Partnerships set our model of graduate education and research apart. With leading companies and nonprofit organizations at the table from day one, we are creating programs that are preparing the workforce to stay agile and thrive in a competitive landscape powered by artificial intelligence. 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. And we are helping entrepreneurs launch businesses focused on and powered by technology. Together, we envision an innovation corridor that in the coming years will stretch from Boston to Portland and beyond.

Human Data Interaction

In Human Data Interaction, we design, build, and deploy interactive interfaces, interactions, and visualization tools to solve real world problems. All topic areas within human computer interaction (HCI) and data visualization will be considered, but candidates who additionally have experience applying their work in BioVis, health analytics, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain analytics, or AI / machine learning are particularly encouraged to apply. We specifically seek applicants with the interest and capacity to build meaningful relationships with external partner organizations.

Research Professor & Roux Institute Member, Human-Computer Interactions in Medicine

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Northeastern University’s The Roux Institute, located in Portland, ME, invites applications for multiple Research Professor and Institute Member positions in Human-Computer Interaction for Medical Application. The faculty title is open rank. Expected start date is flexible but should not be before July 1, 2022.

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. 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 human-centered computing, life sciences, engineering and other high-growth sectors. As part of this mission, we are building deep partnerships with local health care organizations including MaineHealth.

We seek applicants with a background in Human-Computer Interaction, Data Visualization, Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing, and/or Human-AI Interaction. Experience working in medical applications is desirable and interest in this area is a must. Specific topics may include predictive analytics for diagnostics and treatment, home care, personal health informatics, and sensing and monitoring applications, among others.

The Research Professor (open rank) will be responsible for overseeing the growth of an independent research program, coordinated under the umbrella of the Data Visualization Research vertical and with applications in the Life Sciences and Medicine research vertical. Besides the faculty title of “Research Professor (open rank)”, the successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

Besides driving their own research program as a Northeastern University faculty member, the Research Professor will contribute to a portfolio of highly matrixed collaborations with contributors on the Institute campus in Portland ME and beyond. Collaborators will include faculty and professional research staff at The Roux Institute, faculty across the Northeastern network, and researchers at our partner organizations.  The Northeastern University research network includes a collection of highly innovative university institutes, including the Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence, the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Network Science Institute (www.northeastern.edu/institutes).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing an independent research program centered around some aspect of HCI or data visualization relevant to Roux Institute partners.
  • Building strong ties with interdisciplinary collaborators and industry, nonprofit, or government partners and actively engaging these individuals in the research program.
  • Obtaining research funding.
  • Supervising research staff, post-docs, and graduate students.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in one or more of Northeastern’s Colleges and Departments, with their primary locus at the Roux Institute as part of the Data Visualization Research vertical. They will report to their disciplinary department chair in their role as a faculty member, but they will also have a matrixed relationship to the Director of Data Visualization Research in Portland, who is responsible for the construction and execution of the relevant overarching research theme in Portland.

Qualifications

  • PhD or other terminal degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Design, Health Science, or a related field, with experience level appropriate for appointment at the rank of Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor.
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement in relevant areas of HCI or visualization, with a commensurate publication and research funding history.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary research teams and build long-term relationships with external partners.
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Entrepreneurial, energetic, and collaborative leadership skills.
  • A strategic mindset. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting.
  • Experience working in an industry research setting is desirable.
Research Professor and Roux Institute Member, Data Visualization & Scientific Computing

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Northeastern University’s The Roux Institute located in Portland, ME, invites applications for a Research Professor and Institute Member position in the fields of Data Visualization or Visual Analytics. The faculty title is open rank. Expected start date is flexible but should not be before July 1, 2022.

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. 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 data visualization, life sciences, engineering and other high-growth sectors.

We seek applicants with expertise in one or more of the following data visualization areas: spatial data, scientific computing, simulation, modeling, visual parameter space analysis, systems and rendering, and AI. This position will focus on Engineering application areas such as material modeling, mechanics, advanced manufacturing, energy, and construction.

The Research Professor (open rank) will be responsible for overseeing the growth of an independent research program, coordinated under the umbrella of the Data Visualization Research vertical and with applications in the Engineering research vertical. Besides the faculty title of “Research Professor (open rank)”, the successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

Besides driving their own research program as a Northeastern University faculty member, the Research Professor will contribute to a portfolio of highly matrixed collaborations with contributors on the Institute campus in Portland ME and beyond. Collaborators will include faculty and professional research staff at The Roux Institute, faculty across the Northeastern network, and industry partners.

The Northeastern University research network includes a collection of highly innovative university institutes, including the Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence, the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Network Science Institute (www.northeastern.edu/institutes).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing an independent research program centered around some aspect of data visualization relevant to Roux Institute partners.
  • Building strong ties with interdisciplinary collaborators and industry, nonprofit, or government partners and actively engaging these individuals in the research program.
  • Obtaining research funding.
  • Supervising research staff, post-docs, and graduate students.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in one or more of Northeastern’s Colleges and Departments, with their primary locus at the Roux Institute as part of the Data Visualization Research vertical. They will report to their disciplinary department chair in their role as a faculty member, but they will also have a matrixed relationship to the Director of Data Visualization Research in Portland, who is responsible for the construction and execution of the relevant overarching research theme in Portland.

Qualifications

  • PhD or other terminal degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Engineering, Design, or a related field, with experience level appropriate for appointment at the rank of Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor.
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement in relevant areas of data visualization or visual analytics, with a commensurate publication and research funding history.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary research teams and build long-term relationships with external partners.
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Entrepreneurial, energetic, and collaborative leadership skills.
  • A strategic mindset. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting.
  • Experience working in an industry research setting is desirable.
Research Scientist, Data Visualization & Visual Analytics

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About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University’s The Roux Institute located in Portland, ME, invites applications for a Research Scientist position in the fields of Data Visualization and Visual Analytics. As an individual contributor to the visualization research mission, the Research Scientist will be responsible for developing an independent research portfolio with meaningful engagement of partner organizations. Expected start date is flexible but should not be before July 1, 2022.

We seek applicants with expertise in one or more of the following data visualization areas: spatial data, scientific computing, simulation, modeling, visual parameter space analysis, systems and rendering, and AI. This position will focus on Engineering application areas such as material modeling, mechanics, advanced manufacturing, energy, and construction. These efforts will be coordinated under the Data Visualization Research vertical at the Roux Institute. The successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

Research Scientists will contribute to a portfolio of highly matrixed collaborations on the Institute campus in Portland ME and beyond and will have an opportunity to build their own research projects. Collaborators will include faculty and professional research staff at The Roux Institute, faculty across the Northeastern network, and industry researchers who may be co-located at the Institute or located at their own company. The Northeastern University research network includes a collection of highly innovative university institutes, including the Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence, the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Network Science Institute.

The Roux Institute is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. 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.

Research & Development 80% – Develop an independent research portfolio centered around some aspect of data visualization. Build strong collaborations with interdisciplinary colleagues and industry, nonprofit, or government partners and actively engage these individuals in the research.

Obtain Research Funding 20% – Write and/or contribute to research proposals and develop budgets and other technical project related materials.

Qualifications

  • PhD or other terminal degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Design, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement in relevant areas of Data Visualization or Visual Analytics, with a commensurate publication history.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary research teams and build long-term relationships with research partners.
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting. Adaptability.
  • Strong prototyping skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in an industry research setting.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, AR/VR HCI

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About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University’s Roux Institute, located in Portland, Maine seeks a postdoctoral fellow with interest and experience in AR/VR research to join our multidisciplinary HCI/DataVis research team. Our greater focus is on data visualization and visual analytics for Engineering and Biomedicine applications, and we are expanding into the AR/VR space. Successful candidates will emphasize experience applying knowledge from the fields of perceptual psychology and/or HCI/UX to AR/VR applications.

Northeastern’s Roux Institute offers an academic research environment combined with access to end-users who bring real-world problems in the fields of Biology, Health, and Engineering. An effective research program will execute use-inspired discovery with an entrepreneurial mindset that develops science and solutions that matter to society and impact the Maine economy.

Postdocs will receive formal and structured mentoring on topics including mentor/mentee research relationship, technology transfer, and proposal development.

This fellow will have opportunities to collaborate on existing projects and develop new opportunities with Roux Industry Partners and federal grant opportunities. There will also be opportunities to mentor junior team members and provide educational support across the Roux Institute. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in AR/VR research, design, and evaluation for real world applications and possess an entrepreneurial mindset. As an individual contributor to the Roux’s HCI/DataVis mission, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for executing and developing a research portfolio with meaningful engagement of partner organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Design, Information Science, Human-Computer Interaction, or related fields;
  • Strong research experience and publication record in visualization or visual analytics.
  • Visualization design, prototyping, and evaluation skills. Strong programming skills and experience with visualization specific development toolkits preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary research teams and build long-term relationships with research partners.
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting.

Experiential AI

We are launching a pioneering research and innovation hub in AI—one that will shape the way humans and machines collaborate. Led by Dr. Usama Fayyad, the Institute for Experiential AI (EAI) is built around the challenges and opportunities made possible by human-machine collaboration. The institute provides a framework to design, implement, and scale AI-driven technologies in ways that make a true difference to society. Our ability to respond to the opportunities afforded by society will depend on training and building a workforce that is AI-capable. Located in Portland, Maine, with the goal of growing the Maine tech economy, the Roux Institute will be a center of activity for the Institute’s efforts.

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Network Science

In Network Science, we bring together a multi-disciplinary research community working to discover and inspire fundamentally new ways to measure, model, predict and visualize social, physical and technological complex systems. The Network Science Institute at Roux is looking for candidates with experience on all subfields of network science but with a particular focus on researchers working at the intersection between network science, data science, and artificial intelligence and conducting research on topics related to Network Epidemiology, Network Medicine, Network Forecasting, Biological Networks, Urban Science, Human Mobility, Ecological Networks, Climate Change and Sustainability.

Research Professor, Network Science Institute

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About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University is pleased to announce multiple research faculty positions in network science offered jointly by the Network Science Institute (NetSI) and Roux Institute.  The positions are open rank, non-tenure-track research faculty positions located in the Roux, in Portland, Maine.  All topic areas within network and computational sciences will be considered, but candidates with experience in the applied fields of computational epidemiology, digital health, population and personalized health, and life sciences are encouraged to apply.

The research faculty will be responsible for building an independent research program, aligned with the Roux and Network Science Institutes. Research may include studies of infectious disease forecasting, medical outcomes, coordination of medical care, digital health, mobility patterns, disease and social networks.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a research faculty member in one or more of Northeastern’s Colleges and Departments, aligned with their background and expertise.  They will report to their disciplinary department chair in their role as a faculty member, but their primary supervisory relationships and commitments will be within Roux and NetSI’s research programs.

 

Network Science at Roux Institute

Research faculty will be members of both the Roux Institute and the Network Science Institute, and integrated into the unique settings of these communities. The Roux Institute, founded in 2020, is designed as an engine of innovation, talent, and economic growth in Portland, the state of Maine, and the region. The Roux is particularly dedicated to entrepreneurial activity, translational work, and community focused outcomes. With leading companies at the table from day one, research teams work together with Roux’s entrepreneurship team and regional businesses to translate new research into business ventures. Network science translations may include platforms, algorithms, or information systems, such as for example, forecasting models for infectious diseases or medical outcomes, coordination or surveillance of medical services, and tools for digital or personalized health.

The Network Science Institute (NetSI), founded in 2014, has emerged as a world leader as a multi-disciplinary research communities in field of network science. NetSI brings together expertise from diverse disciplines, from the physical, information, and social sciences, aiming to build and expand common methodology and theory of networks, and to apply these tools to important societal challenges. With the goal of training a new generation of scholars, the Institute has developed the first U.S. based doctoral program in Network Science. Research faculty will be connected to NetSI’s vibrant community, with dozens of externally funded research programs, diverse faculty, and a uniquely skilled pool of doctoral students.

The partnership between Roux and NetSI will establish new areas of growth at the intersection of scientific discovery, innovative educational programming, and meaningful entrepreneurship.

The Institutes are committed to open science and reproducibility and seek to support a community of scholars who value learning from people across a wide range of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, and who take pride in their scientific integrity.

Postdoc Research Associate/Associate Research Scientist

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About the Opportunity:

The Network Science Institute (NetSI) is growing and establishing a new research hub site at The Roux Institute in Portland, Maine.

NetSI is hiring postdoctoral researchers and research scientists to join a global community of interdisciplinary faculty, researchers, and graduate students. Compensation and title will depend on prior experience for the ranks of Postdoctoral Research Associate and Associate Research Scientist. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

These fully funded positions are renewable for up to two years pending satisfactory performance. Starting date is negotiable, beginning as early as October 2022. Successful candidates should plan to relocate to Portland, Maine, although the position may start remotely if needed. These positions may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. Compensation is competitive and includes benefits. Successful candidates will be affiliated both with the Network Science Institute and The Roux Institute.

These joint NetSI-Roux positions target early career interdisciplinary computational scientists with a particular focus on candidates with prior research experience and/or interest in expanding their research at the intersection between network science, data science, epidemiology, economics, computational social science, urban science, climate science, and artificial intelligence.

The range of potential research projects may include, but it is not limited to: real-time modeling and forecasting of large scale epidemics; modeling of human mobility and contact patterns using high resolution geolocation data; utilizing mobility networks to predict economic growth and study segregation and inequality; studying how structural social and economic inequities shape disease dynamics; incorporating human behavior, socio-economic characteristics, and the effects of misinformation in large scale epidemiological models; developing hybrid mechanistic and deep learning frameworks to accelerate stochastic simulations; developing innovative statistical/machine learning methodologies for spatio-temporal forecasting; developing unified modeling frameworks that combine the effects of climate change, circulation of infectious diseases, and the dynamics of economic-financial systems; studying and modeling of socio, economic, and financial networks; etc..

Responsibilities

  • Assist in initiating, executing, and completing research and experiments
  • Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc.
  • Foster a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative environment
  • Collaborate with the principal investigator and students across multiple academic and industry organizations
  • Potential additional responsibilities, depending on position seniority, include: assist in laboratory management, graduate student training/advising, and co-op student mentoring

The individuals filling these positions will also be expected to actively participate in the community by organizing and attending scientific talks, workshops, and conferences; by engaging with The Roux Institute community, which includes faculty, researchers, graduate students, and industry researchers (co-located at the Roux Institute); and with the doctoral trainees enrolled in the NetSI PhD program in Network Science.