Sr Research Scientist
About the Opportunity
About the Institute
Do you want to be part of an exciting new Institute focused on
combining human and machine intelligence into working AI
We are launching a pioneering research and innovation hub in AI—one
that will shape the way humans and machines collaborate for decades
to come. Led by Prof. Usama Fayyad, the Institute for Experiential
AI 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 and prosperous.
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.
Here at the Institute for Experiential AI (EAI) we are committed to
the highest standards in all that we do. Working at the EAI offers
opportunities, an environment, and a culture that just 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 and diverse community that works on high-impact
research, educational, business, and societal problems.
Northeastern University's Institute for Experiential AI has
established a position for a Sr. Research Scientist focused on work
at the intersection of artificial intelligence Health/Wellness. The
St. Research Scientist will be based out of either the Portland, ME
or Charlotte, NC (as possible location) campus and conduct applied
research, prepare work for submission to journal/conference
publications, contribute to extramural funding applications, and
project manage in connection with projects. This position has a
three-year, renewable appointment.
The position will be associated to one of the following
specialization areas: AI + Health: This area levarages AI to study
and solve complex problems in the health sciences, including fields
such as digital pathology, EHR/EMR data, real world evidence/data
and related fields.
General Minimum Qualifications, Values & Abilities Needed
for this Role
“A Ph.D. in computer science, AI, Data Science, computational
biology, or related field as it pertains to health or healthcare,
broadly.” Must have at least 3-5 years of progressive experience
and independence in above fields. A record of outstanding research
post Ph.D., as evidenced by publications, grants, software outputs,
and other scholarly measures of impact. Proposal preparations for
sponsored research funding, research experience involving team
science projects, and project management experience are highly
Values & Abilities:
AI in Health
- Demonstrated ability to lead a research program and/or research
team and secure extramural funding.
- Demonstrated ability to supervise trainees and team members on
aspects of the projects.
- We expect Sr. Research scientists to establish and advocate for
best practices in scientific reproducibility of all results, and to
promote the ethical use of data and algorithms.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability
to communicate effectively with a variety of different
stakeholders, e.g., academics, business executives, government
officials, journalists/media, etc.
- Comfortable navigating complex internal processes and
- Respect for diversity and the importance of interdisciplinary
- Entrepreneurial mindset, self-starter and innovative thinker
while at the same time being able to navigate multi-layered
channels within a university setting and working across multiple
- Team-player who can collaborate effectively in a university
- Open-minded, assertive, and professional when collaborating and
working within our team and with other groups within Northeastern
- Strong research record using AI in a health-related
- Applicants with the following training will be
- PhD in computer science, machine learning, AI or related
computational field, or,
- Ph.D. in a health-related discipline with extensive experience
in experimental science, devices / technology, data collection,
unique populations, etc., that can be leveraged for AI
- Strong written / verbal communication and interpersonal
- Ability to think critically and creatively, and to collaborate
as part of a team.
- Entrepreneurial mindset and connections to industry in the
Please submit the following documents in a single Word/ PDF
along with your application-
Cover Letter (please specify the specialization(s) you are
interested in) Resume Few samples of your Research Papers/Articles
Two-page Research Statement. The research statement should not
pages. A reference cited section can be appended
following the research statement and does not count towards the
page limit. Please use 11- or 12-point size and a standard font.
Page margins should be 1 inch or greater. Please address the
1. Describe your research and how it has contributed to your
2. What future directions do you anticipate for your
3. What funding have you received and what potential does your
future research plans have for funding? Please identify specific
funding mechanisms where possible.
4. Who are your primary collaborators and what are your experiences
with industrial collaborations?
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
- Co-develop, collaboratively lead, and participate in
research projects that advance scientific knowledge which solve
relevant societal and industrial problems. Participation in these
projects will include supervising/mentoring postdoctoral
researchers, graduate/undergraduate students, scientific
programming, data analysis, manuscript preparation, meeting with
- Secure sufficient and pertinent research funding to
supplement finances by preparing research grants applications,
delivering grant milestones, and delivering reports and
- Lead research team members on specific projects and
mentor the trainees.
- Represent the university in conferences, seminars, and
other public events, as well as in media outlets. Perform service
for the university and the research community volunteering in
different types of committees.
- Other assignments as deemed necessary.
Sr. Research scientists are expected to obtain $300K on average per
year by year three of their appointment.
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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