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.

 

 

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 Faculty, Computational Medicine

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About the Opportunity:

The Research Professor (open rank) at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University will be responsible for building a research program and providing the leadership for overseeing 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.

Responsibilities:

Developing computational models of disease, constraining these models using patient data, and applying these personalized models to predict outcomes and guide therapies

Developing data-driven methods for clinical decision support in broad areas of medicine and healthcare

Ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary teams or 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 Life Science and Medicine 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 Life Science and Medicine 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 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, 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 Professor & Roux Institute Member, Computational Medicine

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About the Opportunity

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.

Research Scientist, Computational Medicine

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About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University invites applications for one or more Research Scientist positions in the fields of Computational Medicine and Biomedical Data Science, located at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, in Portland, Maine. As an independent contributor to the Life Science and Medicine Research mission, the Research Scientist will be responsible for contributing to research programs in data-driven approaches for diagnosing and treating disease, and for predicting treatment outcomes. These efforts will be coordinated under the Life Science and Medicine Research vertical at the Roux Institute. The successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

Qualifications:

  • PhD or other terminal degree in engineering or a related field
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement in engineering, with a commensurate publication history
  • Experience with application of statistical learning methods to biomedical data
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting
  • Adaptability
  • Experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Post-doctoral training in a relevant engineering or biomedical discipline (desired)
Associate Research Scientist, Computational Medicine

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About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University invites applications for one or more Research Scientist positions in the fields of Computational Medicine and Biomedical Data Science, located at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, in Portland, Maine. As an independent contributor to the Life Science and Medicine Research mission, the Research Scientist will be responsible for contributing to research programs in data-driven approaches for diagnosing and treating disease, and for predicting treatment outcomes. These efforts will be coordinated under the umbrella of Life Science and Medicine Research, a research vertical led by Director Raimond Winslow. Besides the faculty title of “Research Scientist”, the successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

Qualifications:

  • PhD or other terminal degree in engineering or a related field
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement in engineering, with a commensurate publication history.
  • Experience with application of statistical learning methods to biomedical data
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting. Adaptability. Experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Post-doctoral training in a relevant engineering or biomedical discipline (desired)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computational Medicine and Biomedical Data Science

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About the Opportunity:

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the fields of Computational Medicine and Biomedical Data Science at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University, Portland, ME.

This position will be within the Life Sciences and Medical Research vertical of the Roux Institute. The postdoc will contribute to a research project underway with physicians working in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) of the Maine Medical Center. The project will develop machine-learning algorithms that operate in real-time on EHR data, vital signs data, and features derived from continuous physiological waveform data to make advanced predictions of the health-care trajectories of CTICU patients. The position will be jointly supervised by: Professor Raimond L. Winslow, Director of Life Sciences and Medical Research at the Roux Institute; Dr. Douglas Sawyer, Chief Academic Officer of MaineHealth and Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, the Maine Medical Center; and Dr. Robert Kramer, Director of Research, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Maine Medical Center. There are opportunities for collaboration with other faculty at the Roux Institute, MaineHealth, and the College of Engineering, Northeastern University.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or related fields required.
  • Experience with statistical modeling and machine learning applied to health care data, or,
  • Experience in applied and theoretical machine learning, with an interest in healthcare applications.

Data Visualization

In Data Visualization, we design, build, and deploy interactive visualization tools, and related systems for human-data interaction, to solve real world problems. All topic areas within data visualization and visual analytics will be considered, but candidates with experience in BioVis, Health Analytics, Engineering, Business Intelligence, or 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 Faculty, Data Visualization

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About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University invites applications for multiple Research Professor and Institute Member positions in the fields of Visualization and Visual Analytics, located at The Roux Institute in Portland, Maine. The faculty title is open rank.

All topic areas within data visualization will be considered, but candidates with experience in BioVis, Health Analytics, Engineering, Business Intelligence, or Machine Learning are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Research Professor (open rank) at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University will be responsible for overseeing the growth of an independent research program positioned in the fields of Visualization, Visual Analytics, or Human-Data Interaction, coordinated under the umbrella of the Data Visualization Research vertical.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 of 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, 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.
  • 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 & Roux Institute Member, Human-Computer Interactions in Medicine

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About the Opportunity:

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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About the Opportunity:

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

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About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University invites applications for one or more Research Scientist positions in the fields of Data Visualization and Visual Analytics, located at The Roux Institute in Portland, Maine. 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.

All topic areas within data visualization will be considered, but candidates with experience in BioVis, Health Analytics, Engineering, Business Intelligence, or Machine Learning are particularly encouraged to apply. These efforts will be coordinated under the Data Visualization Research vertical at the Roux Institute.

Qualifications:

Required

  • PhD or other terminal degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Design, 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.

Desired

  • Strong prototyping skills.
  • Experience working in an industry research setting.
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.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Data Visualization

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About the Opportunity:

We seek a postdoctoral fellow to join our multidisciplinary research team focused on data visualization and visual analytics for Engineering and Biomedicine applications. Successful candidates will emphasize experience applying visualization to Biological, Health, or Engineering domains, and/or experience combining visualization with automated analytics approaches. 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 data visualization design, development, and evaluation for real world applications and possess an entrepreneurial mindset. 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.

  • 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. Adaptability.