Associate Research Scientist

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS


Posted: 16-May-23

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: 4188912

Associate Research Scientist
About the Opportunity
The Associate Research Scientist will be an active member of the Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Sociotechnical Systems (MOBS Lab) within the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University. The MOBS Lab focuses on research projects aimed at developing innovative mathematical models and computational tools to better characterize, understand, and anticipate large-scale complex networks and systems. The Lab is directed by Alessandro Vespignani and has joint affiliations with the Department of Physics in the College of Science, Bouve College of Health Sciences, and Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University.

  • Assist in initiating, executing, and completing research and simulations
  • Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc.
  • Foster a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative environment
  • Collaborate with the principal investigator and students across multiple academic and industry organizations
  • Potential additional responsibilities include assisting in laboratory management, graduate student training/advising, and co-op student mentoring

Ph.D. or equivalent required. Must have extensive knowledge of physics, complex systems, network science, or related field. The candidate must have significant computational and applied statistical skills that can be applied to the modeling and forecasting the spread of infectious diseases. They must be able to handle, process, and analyze very large datasets of epidemic indicators, such as data from surveillance of cases, cellular phone, mobility patterns.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, attention to details, as well as training in research methodology and quantitative data analysis are essential to a successful candidate. Experience with writing proposals and project management experience are a plus. Ability to communicate and coordinate with multiple senior researchers from different fields; ability to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar.
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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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Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.
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