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. 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
● 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
● Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and
settings. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting.
● Strong prototyping skills.
● Experience working in an industry research setting.
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
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
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