Computer Scientist

Montgomery County, Maryland
Nov 24, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Full Time

  • Using Unity or similar programs or programming languages to create 3D immersive environments for use in programmatic research.
  • Creating new virtual environments, maintains, and updates existing 3D environments, and assisting staff in implementing and troubleshooting all virtual environments.
  • Maintaining technology used in VR/AR research studies including computers, VR equipment, peripherals, graphic design tools, audio-visual equipment, motion detection suits, face cameras, and physiological measurement devices.
  • Investigating and evaluating the suitability of specific software components for assignments. Manages storage and access of data acquired from studies.
  • Participating in conferences and meetings of professional groups concerned with the application of bioinformatics and computer technologies.
  • Preparing written and verbal reports describing developed systems and the general application of database technology to biomedical research for publication, or for use by management.
  • Researching techniques and models for simulating human behavior in 3D environments.


Conditions of Employment

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  • A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
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  • This position is designated as a " non-emergency/teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/teleworker " employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
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  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
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