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Postdoc Research Fellow

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Internet of Materials (IoM) and human-computer interaction area. While direct reporting will be to Professor Abowd, the position will interact regularly with a collection of faculty, postdocs, and students connected to the IoM effort. You will participate in leading the IoM research community and direct students in collaborative research in this area.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist the project P.I. in completing various research tasks and project reports, and meeting technical requirements and deadlines;
  • Disseminate research results at national/international conferences and peer-reviewed journal papers;
  • Mentor and train graduate or undergraduate students for research


PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related field.

  • Strong academic record with publications and presentations at top-tier systems conferences and/or journals.
  • Excellent oral and writing English communication skills.
  • A qualified candidate will have expertise and interest in prototyping hardware/software systems. Interest and experience in exploring novel materials for computation is desirable, but at a minimum the candidate should be willing to explore this area and connect it to prototyping and the development of tools to democratize the building of IoM and computational materials.
  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas: Ubiquitous Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, IoT, materials for computation, maker/DIY for computing

Preferred Qualifications: Candidate should be enthusiastic about working in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will be able to work both independently and collaboratively.

Additional Information: This is a two-year, full-time appointment, with the possibility of extension.

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Additional Information

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.