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Postdoctoral Research Associate- Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

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

About the Opportunity

We are excited to offer a post-doctoral position in information visualization and uncertainty communication under the guidance of Professor Lace Padilla. This unique opportunity invites motivated and skilled researchers to delve deep into the intricate mechanisms behind how individuals cognitively process visualizations with uncertainty.

We regret that we are unable to provide work authorization sponsorship for this position.


This position will focus on developing visualizations with uncertainty, conducting empirical valuations of the visualizations, statistical analysis of the research findings, and publishing scholarly research.

This position offers candidates a unique blend of computational and cognitive science training from the Khoury VIS lab, which is the fastest-growing visualization group including: professors Lace Padilla, Enrico Bertini, Michelle Borkin, Cody Dunne, Melanie Tory, and Michael Correll.


* PhD or equivalent in Information Visualization, Graph Drawing, Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Computer Science, Psychology, Cognitive Science or other field directly related to visualization and decision-making.

* Strong publication history within the academic community related to visualization.

* Programming and data analysis proficiency, ideally including R/D3/JS/HTML/CSS and Python/Jupyter Lab.

* Excellent communication skills for conveying technical material in both written and spoken English.

Documents to Submit:

CV and cover letter

About Khoury College:

Khoury College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community among students, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds. We invite you to join a fast-moving, ambitious college with an underlying mission that is driven by our motto of “CS for Everyone.”

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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.