Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

3531 21638
Position ID:Duke-Electrical and Computer Engineering-RSDAILY [#21638, 1826]
Position Title: Research Scientish
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Electrical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2022/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/04/15, listed until 2022/06/30)
Position Description:    

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Electrical and computer engineering department at Duke University is looking for a Research Scientist to work with the NSF Artificial Intelligence Institute for Edge Computing Leveraging Next Generation Networks Led by Duke University 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 3-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: 
• Identifying opportunities and writing 1-3 research proposals per year for federal and/or private foundation funding
• Developing research questions and utilizing appropriate research and analysis methods
• 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
 • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for engagement with industry, museum, and other community partners
 • Advancing Institute missions through public engagement including media and other venues
 • Designing culturally relevant and interactive curricula for children and adult learners
 • Creating inclusive mentorship/advising training for Institute stakeholders
• Developing marketing and advertising materials for activities and programs
• 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
 • Prior experience developing and implementing curricula with both K-12 and adult learners
 • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion 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
 • Experience with Qualitative Data analysis software (MaxQDA or NVivo)
 • Development of museum exhibitions
• Ability to collaborate with undergraduate and graduate students
 • Experience with youth programming environments such as Scratch or Alice 
 • A PhD or equivalent experience in research and development is required. • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.

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.

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Further Info:
Duke University
PO BOX 90291
Durham, NC 27708