Jobs at NetSI

Associate Research Scientist in MOBS Lab

January 11, 2021
Network Science Institute
Boston, MA

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 Network Science Institute at Northeastern University. 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 Associate Research Scientist will develop basic and applied research on difficult problems and contribute to new theories and methodologies. The research will be largely focused on the development of predictive computational tools for analysis of the spatial spread of emerging diseases. The successful candidate must be able to develop code to generate simulations and analyze large, complex datasets. They will be expected to independently develop and carry out new research and analysis, as well as supervise students and researchers in projects. They will write scholarly articles, contribute to grant proposals, attend lab meetings, present research, and mentor doctoral students.


The position of Associate Research Scientist requires a Ph.D. or equivalent in a quantitative field. The candidate must have experience that demonstrates the ability to plan and execute research with a successful track record of publishing in high impact journals, obtaining federal grants, and experience in a supervisory role.

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.

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