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

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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 interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science.

Responsibilities:

  • 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, 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. 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.

Research Staff

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About the Opportunity:

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.

Qualifications:

Required

  • 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

  • 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

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

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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.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Engineering/Science Postdoctoral Fellow

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About the Opportunity:

We seek 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.

Responsibilities:

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 are also 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, Ergonomic, Human Factors, Engineering of Health Systems, Manufacturing, Robotics, Autonomy, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity.
  • Experience in integrated experimental research and modeling using first principles and numerical/statistical methods.
  • Basic programming 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.

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

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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 Scientist

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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

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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)
Computational Medicine and Biomedical Data Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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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

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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 Scientist

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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.