Postdoctoral Associate, Camera Culture

Massachusetts, United States
Sep 10, 2020
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Nov 10, 2020
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Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEMedia Lab-Camera Culture, to join a highly collaborative team of faculty and researchers focusing on distributed machine learning, including privacy preserving machine learning, cryptographically secure machine learning, COVID19 projects, and ML for health. Responsibilities include performing independent researching areas including computational imaging, machine learning, optimization, and signal processing; publishing, presenting, and disseminating research to the computer vision, machine learning, signal processing, and optics communities; collaborating with professors from other institutions in their research; working with private, industry, and/or government research sponsors to apply for research grants; helping identify projects, mentoring graduate students, and supplementing a team of researchers to push the research forward; and other duties as assigned.

The Camera Culture group focuses on making the invisible visible—inside our bodies, around us, and beyond—for health, work, and connection.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in computer vision, computer science, electrical engineering, or closely related field; experience with machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics, optimization techniques, different mathematical transforms, signal processing tools, compressive sensing, and inverse problems; experience with MATLAB, Python, C/C++, and/or CUDA; excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and written and verbal communication skills; proactive approach to problem solving and time management; and ability to incubate and envision new, innovative research projects and successfully manage their implementation with graduate students.  

PREFERRED background or demonstrated experience in optics and an interest in current research activities of the Camera Culture group. Job #18742

This is a six-month or one year appointment with the possibility of extension based on the direction of the research and funding.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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