Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-Electrical and Computer Engineering-RS2DAILY [#22578, 1826]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering / Electrical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2022/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/01, listed until 2023/03/01)
Position Description:    

Research Scientist - Athena: NSF Artificial Intelligence Institute for Edge Computing Leveraging Next Generation Networks Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Duke University Durham, NC

Schedule: Full-time; 12-month

COVID-19 Vaccine Information In accordance with Duke University policy, all University faculty, and staff members, regardless of work location, must receive and show documentation of full COVID-19 and flu vaccination status. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. University faculty and staff may apply for a medical or religious exemption, but anyone approved for an exemption will be subject to daily symptom monitoring, weekly surveillance testing, continued masking, and other protocols applicable to those who have not been vaccinated.

Program Information Led by Duke University, the Athena institute focuses on developing edge computing with groundbreaking AI functionality that leverages next-generation communications networks to provide previously impossible services at reasonable cost. Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, statisticians, legal scholars, and psychologists from seven universities, Athena’s goal is to transform the design, operation, and services of future mobile devices and networked systems.

Athena is committed to educating and developing our workforce, cultivating a diverse next generation of technical leaders who will ensure the ethical and fair use of AI. Together with its industrial and government partners, Athena will spearhead collaboration and knowledge transfer to maximize the translation of AI-empowered edge computing into new business opportunities. This a 2-year position, with opportunities for extension with funding obtained, which will work alongside our Education and Workforce Development team to ensure successful implementation of the Institute’s education mission.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Developing IRB protocols and ensuring compliance with research activities. • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for engagement with industry, museum, and other community partners • Writing summary and annual reports as well as contributing to publications • Stewarding (designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating) signature programs including various k-12 initiatives, undergraduate research experiences, internship program, and Athena postdoctoral program • Advancing Institute missions through public engagement including media and other venues • Developing marketing and advertising materials for activities and programs

Skills Required • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage several projects simultaneously • Team player orientation combined with an ability to work proactively and independently • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents • Ability to quickly master new software platforms and technologies • Qualitative and Quantitative research • Experience in advocacy for marginalized populations in STEM fields

Desired • Graphic design skills and experience with software such as Canva and PowerPoint • Experience managing social media platforms and websites • Event program planning experience in an academic setting

Qualifications • PhD

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following documents as attachments: 1. Cover letter 2. CV 3. Current contact information for three (3) references who can address the qualifications noted above.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position can be made to Dr. Shani Daily (shani.b@duke.edu)

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Duke University is situated in the vibrant Research Triangle Area of North Carolina, which is frequently ranked among the best places in the country to live and work.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Duke University
Box 90291
Durham, NC 27708
Atten: Shani Daily