Postdoctoral Research Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Associate

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Prof. Cody Dunne is currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join his lab, in particular focused on researching visualizations at the intersection of graph/network topology, space, time, and attributes.

The researcher would join an ongoing multi-stage design study project focused on cybersecurity and autonomous aircraft. Our initial work in this space — DataComets, published at EuroVis 2020 — has fueled a multi-year collaboration between Northeastern, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Naval Academy, and the NSA. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to spearhead part of this project.

Start date: ASAP

Duration: 1-3 years

Location: Boston, MA (or remotely within the U.S. for now)

Assist in initiating, executing, and completing clinical research and experiments.

Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc.

Laboratory management

Train graduate students

- Employment responsibilities for this position require access to Defense Articles controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”)

- PhD or equivalent in Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Computer Science, or other field directly related to visualization.

- Strong publication history within the academic community related to visualization.

- Programming and data analysis proficiency, ideally including D3/JS/HTML/CSS and Python/Jupyter Lab.

- Excellent communication skills for conveying technical material in both written and spoken English.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Grade:

Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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