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Postdoctoral Research Associate
About the Opportunity
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
We seek an outstanding candidate passionate about advancing the ability to acquire and then reason over epidemiological, environmental, and social data sources with the goal of developing disease surveillance platforms around the world to support public health decision makers. The candidate will have experience obtaining and analyzing epidemiological and relevant environmental information from: historical weather records, environmental, socio-economic and population density, Internet-based data sources, etc. Ideally, the candidate should have strong quantitative backgrounds and a history of innovative approaches to computational methods (and mathematical modeling) applied to public health and other relevant fields, specifically, the candidate will have ample experience designing and implementing statistical (including machine learning) methods that leverage big data sources such as: human mobility patterns, geo-tagged Twitter microblogs, environmental determinants, to monitor disease activity.
The candidates will join the Machine Intelligence Group for the betterment of Health and the Environment (MIGHTE) led by Prof. Mauricio Santillana as a Postdoctoral Associate.
The candidate must have a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent), a strong record of publishing, and promise to achieve independent funding.
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
60% Assist in initiating, executing, and completing research
25% Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant proposals, etc.
10% Lab management
5% Train graduate students
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 law.
To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity .
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