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Research Scientist/Engineer, Interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science

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

Research Scientist/Engineer, Interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science

About the Opportunity

Summary and Responsibilities:

Northeastern University invites applications for one or more Research Scientist positions in the field of Interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science with a demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset, located at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, in Portland, Maine. The successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

As an independent contributor to the Engineering research mission, the Research Scientist will contribute to research programs in data-driven approaches for interdisciplinary engineering. Successful candidates will emphasize at least one of the following domains: mechanics and physics-based models and data science in engineering in systems of fluids, solids, motions, thermodynamics, biophysics, and electrostatics. Areas of research will focus on data-driven methods in broad areas of engineering including, but not limited to, Engineering Design, Energy, Computer Engineering, Power Electronics, Bioengineering, Ergonomic, Human Factors, Engineering of health systems, Manufacturing, Robotics, Autonomy, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity. 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. The research is positioned in the fields of interdisciplinary Engineering and Data Science.

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 available includes the 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 Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems.

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 high-growth sectors.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters, Ph.D. or other terminal degrees in engineering or related fields
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement and scientific/engineering impact with a commensurate publication history and/or demonstrated record of translating scientific/engineering discovery to society
  • Experience with the application of data science to engineering applications
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Adaptability. Experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work effectively within entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary teams or researchers

    Desired Qualifications:

  • 5 years of industrial experience in engineering and science
  • Demonstrated experience moving technologies through Technology Readiness Levels
  • Post-doctoral training in a relevant engineering discipline

    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.

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    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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