Postdoctoral Research Assoc

Company: Northeastern University
Location: Not Specified, Not Specified, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 12.OCT.2018


Location: Boston Main Campus Division/College: College of Engineering FT/PT: Full Time Position Summary: The Signal Processing, Imaging,...


Location: Boston Main Campus

Division/College: College of Engineering

FT/PT: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Signal Processing, Imaging, Reasoning and Learning (SPIRAL) group at Northeastern University (NEU) has three postdoctoral research associate positions available immediately. Postdoctoral research associates are expected to lead and take part in teams of researchers focusing on several projects simultaneously, working on the development of novel machine learning, signal processing, biomedical image/data analysis, graph mining, brain activity modeling, bioelectric field modeling, estimation, and optimization, and statistical inference models, methods, and algorithms in collaboration with collaborators at partner institutions, nationally and internationally.

The primary duties of postdoctoral research associates at SPIRAL include the advancement of the state of the art in theory and practice in designated research areas, the preparation and execution of experimental paradigms and experiments to test proposed approaches; preparation of scientific publications for dissemination of research results in scholarly venues; assisting the Pis with the preparation of scientific grant proposals for funding, lab management, and graduate student advising.

Performs basic or applied research using existing theories and methods when appropriate, but also frequently takes the initiative to innovate when these are insufficient. Assists the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Maintains the laboratory and may exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete.


Must have a PhD or equivalent, as well as expertise in scientific areas specified in the position announcement; be able to undertake full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar.

Strong theoretical foundations in at least two of the following areas are required: machine learning, statistical signal or image processing, numerical modeling and/or optimization theory and methods. Strong programming experience in at least one of the following is essential: Python, C++, Matlab. Experience in team-based software development and version control tools, such as GIT, are strongly desired. Excellent command of spoken and written English, as well as demonstrated ability to execute independent research that has resulted in high quality published articles in respected scholarly journals and conferences in fields relevant to this position description are also required.

A minimum commitment of 2 years is desired from the candidates. Continuation and renewals, including possible promotion, depend on sustained excellence in meeting the duties and expectations, as well as availability of funds.

Highly qualified candidates, please submit: (I) academic CV, (2) statement of research background and purpose, (3) copies of select published or accepted papers, ( 4) contact information for at least 3 references. Questions and applications should be addressed to Professors Dana Brooks, Jennifer Dy, Deniz Erdogmus & Assistant Professors Pau Closas, Stratis Ioannidis, Sarah Ostadabbas through the SPIRAL Faculty Email Address (neu spiral ).

Requisition Number: STFR004966

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