Associate Research Scientist

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Research Scientist

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

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

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

About the Opportunity:
For more information on The Fang Research Group:

Performs 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.

The ideal candidate should have a PhD degree in biomedical/electrical engineering, physics/optics/computer sciences or related fields. Additionally, the candidate should have a demonstrated postdoctoral experience of at least two years in applied optics and imaging fields. The candidate should have a strong background in optical instrumentation, especially for designing, testing, and validating optical systems oriented towards clinical applications for optical imaging devices or wearable sensors. Hands-on experience with optics equipment such as spectrometers, cameras, lenses, lasers, optical fibers and optomechanical components will be favorably considered. Proficiency in using one or more programming languages such as MATLAB/C/Phyton/LabView is desired. Good communications skills for presenting their work in oral and written forms are required. Experience in mentoring grad students and getting involved into grant writing and administrative aspects of a project will be favorably considered. The candidate is expected to be highly creative and self-motivated while capable of leading multidisciplinary projects involving interactions with researchers from other fields.

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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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