Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

Massachusetts, United States
29 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Research - Other
Department: Comp Sci & Artificial Intelligence Lab
School Area: VP Research
Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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 SCIENTISTComputer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), to work within the multidisciplinary Computation and Biology Group led by Professor Bonnie Berger. Will play a significant role in the development of and publishing research on algorithms and machine learning techniques for modeling, integrating, and analyzing biological datasets; and plan, conduct, and implement research tasks and projects on computational analysis of biological phenomena with the goal of delivering novel biological insights and/or more insightful computational models. Responsibilities include collaborating/cosupervising students; identifying important, untackled research problems in the field, leading to the initiation of new research projects; proposing comprehensive research solutions; contributing to the preparation of grant proposals and with seeking new funding sources; communicating research progress; expanding technical capabilities of the research group and enhancing its programming and software capabilities; and contributing to the group’s broad strategic objectives.

Job Requirements

REQUIREDPh.D. in computer science or closely related field; three years’ relevant experience in the design and implementation of algorithms and machine learning methods in the domain of computational biology and at least three supervising/mentoring Ph.D. and master’s-level researchers in industry or academia; demonstrated history of conducting impactful research that has been well-received and recognized by the research community; experience with traditional algorithm design and machine learning methods; excellent leadership, project-management, interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and presentation skills; ability to keep projects and deliverables on track and evaluate and revise plans and methods as needed; ability to interact effectively with a wide range of people; and discretion and good judgment with confidential information/issues. Experience communicating technical material to audiences of varying expertise levels and helping develop successful technical proposals preferred.

Must be able to travel domestically, and potentially, internationally, including travel to attend conferences.

This position is a one-year position with potential for renewal.

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.