Research Scientist

Massachusetts, United States
09 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Research - Scientific
Department: Sociotechnical Systems Research Center
School Area: Engineering
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center-Connection Science (CXSci), to lead a team of graduate students and postdocs and have significant autonomy in research.  Will work together with the director and executive director on the development, planning, and coordination of CXSci projects.  Will also contribute to determining the feasibility of research goals and objectives involving both theoretical studies and initial practical testing of data properties; generate, submit, and have research-oriented papers published; conduct data analysis and modeling research; create and engineer the data analysis/visualization platforms; collaborate on extending technical capabilities and identifying new research opportunities; participate in research grant writing and initiate broad interdisciplinary research themes; collaborate with other top researchers in the field; participate in both academic- and practitioner-oriented conferences, symposia, and meetings; engage with external institutions, Media Lab members, and the wider community to support research and other group’s strategic objectives; strengthen, initiate, and develop links with internal and/or external contacts at academic/industry institutions related to the project; provide expert opinion and commentary to external audience sand organizations; and perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a minimum of a Ph.D. in physics or data science; experience with big data and networks; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to consolidate feedback from multiple sources into a cohesive single output document and to create and share deliverable instructions in a clear and concise manner; self-motivation; strong organizational skills; attention to detail; and good judgment, tact, and discretion with confidential information.  Job #17839

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.