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Senior Data Scientist

Northeastern University
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 7, 2023

Senior Data Scientist

About the Opportunity

About the Institute:

Do you want to be part of an exciting new Institute focused on the fusion of human and machine intelligence into working AI solutions? We are launching a pioneering research and innovation hub in AI—one that will shape the way humans and machines collaborate. Led by Dr. Usama Fayyad, the Institute for Experiential AI (EAI) is built around the challenges and opportunities made possible by human-machine collaboration. The institute provides a framework to design, implement, and scale AI-driven technologies in ways that make a true difference to society. Our ability to respond to the opportunities afforded to society will depend on training and building a workforce that is AI-capable. EAI has locations in the Northeastern campus in Boston, MA and the Roux Institute in Portland, ME. TAs part of the Roux Institute, EAI is closely involved in the goal of growing the Maine tech economy. 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. This role collaborates with researchers and data scientists from various fields including Applied Analytics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Genomics, Health Data Analytics, Law & ethics, Neuroscience and Therapeutics discovery. General research and interpersonal skills are especially valued. We are building a new team together to deliver the true promise of AI, which lies at the intersection of humans and intelligent machines

The Culture:

Here at the EAI we are committed to the highest of standards in all that we do. Working at EAI offers opportunities, an environment, a culture that aren't found together anywhere else. This is the right place for you if you're curious, motivated by the future of technology and want to be part of a unique community that works on high-impact business and societal problems


This position supports the Institute in delivering data science and AI projects and expertise to its industry partners and researchers. Assist in delivering data science and AI courses and professional development programs to learners from across the University and industry. Help build AI products that will solve the most-pressing issues for organizations including Responsible AI. Be part of a fast-growing team that will develop and maintain a cutting-edge data platform, acquire data sets for research and education purposes and use data science strategically to support the Institute's mission. Part of your role as Senior Data Scientist will be working with a major Maine research institute focusing on projects related to the “blue economy” of Maine (i.e. the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth).



Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or similar disciplines and 5 or more years of professional experience, or can convincingly demonstrate this level of skill.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with statistical computer languages (Python is preferred).

  • Proficiency with relational database systems (SQL) and object-based data stores.

  • Advanced applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.

  • Professional experience with developing machine learning solutions and applying them in real-world scenarios.

  • Experience scoping a project and collaborating with a team of technical and non-technical contributors on execution.

  • Proficient in Git and version control.

  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications.

  • Knowledge of and ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.

  • Knowledge of and ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.

    Preferred Experience:

  • Experience as a technical lead on projects, distributing tasks to other team members

  • Experience with forecasting methodologies

  • Experience with ecosystem and/or oceanographic data

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Artificial Intelligence.

  • Experience with distributed data systems such as Apache Hadoop.

  • Expertise in analyzing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets with a variety of tools.

  • Proficiency in Linux and version control software (git).

  • Familiarity with Agile / Scrum development practices.

    Values & Abilities:

  • Aptitude to independently learn new technologies, prototype and propose software design and solutions.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Drive to learn new technologies, statistical methods and data manipulation techniques.

  • Ability to communicate effectively across academia and industry.

  • Team-player who can collaborate effectively across many teams within the University.

  • Open-minded and assertive when collaborating and working within our team and with other groups within Northeastern University.

  • Entrepreneurial mind-set with an ability to navigate complex structures and processes

    Position Type


    Additional Information

    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 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 law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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