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Interdisciplinary Engineering/Science Postdoctoral Fellow

Northeastern University
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 7, 2023

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Interdisciplinary Engineering/Science Postdoctoral Fellow

About the Opportunity

The Roux Institute in Portland, Maine is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our team focused on developing the integration of fundamental mechanics and physics-based principles with data-driven approaches at the interface of disciplines. 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.

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 group on existing projects and the development of 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 applied engineering and science with an entrepreneurial mindset or a willingness to learn about use inspired research. As an individual contributor to the visualization research mission, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for executing and developing a research portfolio with meaningful engagement of partner organizations.

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Engineering, Science, or related fields;
  • Research experience in engineering including, but not limited to, Engineering Design, Energy, Computer Engineering, Power Electronics, Bioengineering, Human Factors, Engineering of Health Systems, Mechanics and Materials, Manufacturing & Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing and Materials, Robotics, Autonomy, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity.
  • Experience in integrated experimental research and modeling using first principles and numerical/statistical methods.
  • Basic programing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary research teams and build long-term relationships with research partners.
  • Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting. Adaptability.

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 human-centered computing, life sciences, engineering and other high-growth sectors. As part of this mission, we are building deep partnerships with local health care organizations including Maine Health.

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 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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