Postdoctoral Research Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 07, 2021
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:
Northeastern University's Roux Institute has established a Postdoctoral Research Associate position dealing with cutting-edge research in wireless technologies, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. The successful candidate will join Professor Francesco Restuccia's laboratory in Portland, Maine.

Performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods. Assists the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Maintains the laboratory and may exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete. The appointment generally does not extend beyond two years.

Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Electrical and Computer Engineering 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Although not a requirement, priority will be given to candidates with proven experience in (1) software-defined radio (SDR) development tools such as Gnuradio and similar; (2) applied machine learning techniques (CNNs, RNNs, DRL); (3) FPGA/SoC design and development; (4) cutting-edge wireless technologies such as WiFi, LTE, NR, Bluetooth, Zigbee, LPWANs, and similar. Candidates should send a letter of application addressing the selection criteria and indicating how their background and expertise fit with the specific needs of the position, a curriculum vitae, one print of prior scientific publications, and the names and contact information of 3-5 references through the website. References will only be sought for finalists.

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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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