AR/VR HCI Postdoctoral Fellow
About the Opportunity
Summary and Responsibilities:
Northeastern University's Roux Institute, located in Portland,
Maine seeks a postdoctoral fellow with interest and experience in
AR/VR research to join our multidisciplinary HCI/DataVis research
team. Our greater focus is on data visualization and visual
analytics for Engineering and Biomedicine applications, and we are
expanding into the AR/VR space. Successful candidates will
emphasize experience applying knowledge from the fields of
perceptual psychology and/or HCI/UX to AR/VR applications.
Northeastern's Roux Institute offers an academic research
environment combined with access to end-users who bring real-world
problems in the fields of Biology, Health, and Engineering. 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 existing
projects and develop new opportunities with Roux Industry Partners
and federal grant opportunities. There will also be opportunities
to mentor junior team members and provide educational support
across the Roux Institute. The ideal candidate will have a strong
background in AR/VR research, design, and evaluation for real world
applications and possess an entrepreneurial mindset. As an
individual contributor to the Roux's HCI/DataVis mission, the
Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for executing and
developing a research portfolio with meaningful engagement of
- Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Design,
Information Science, Human-Computer Interaction, or related
- Strong research experience and publication record in
visualization or visual analytics.
- Visualization design, prototyping, and evaluation skills.
Strong programming skills and experience with visualization
specific development toolkits preferred but not required.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively within
interdisciplinary research teams and build long-term relationships
with research partners.
- Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting.
Northeastern University and the Roux Institute is strongly
committed to fostering excellence through diversity and recognizes
the strength that diversity in all its forms brings to the research
endeavor. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and
enthusiastically welcome applications from women, minorities,
persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation,
gender identity, and gender expression.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
for more 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
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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