Research Scientist/Applied Researcher

Location
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Posted
Feb 19, 2019
Closes
Feb 25, 2019
Ref
J3V75P624DQDTR59T50
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Job Description Job Number: R0043751

Research Scientist/Applied Researcher

Key Role:

Work as a key researcher and research and development engineer on a growing team of scientists who investigate and solve challenging multimedia forensic problems. Leverage expertise in research and development to develop novel signals and multimedia analysis techniques through algorithm and software or script development and use existing multimedia analysis tools. Collaborate with experienced subject matter experts and technical or project managers to develop cutting-edge technology, filling multimedia analysis capability gaps that can withstand rigorous scientific validation. Conduct research and support custom solutions for the client's challenging problems. Analyze scientific publications with a high degree of comprehension, implement concepts from academia into real world use, analyze current technology, and offer or defend scientific recommendations to address specific client missions. Produce high-quality technical solutions, recommendations, and papers for senior technical personnel with the potential to publish. Work on other projects' key areas as a subject matter expert in core disciplines.

Basic Qualifications:

-3+ years of experience with implementing technical prototypes in high-level languages, including MATLAB or Python
-Experience with multimedia analysis, signal and imaging processing, algorithm development, machine learning, or computer vision
-Experience with research, including developing, designing, and executing research plans
-Active TS/SCI clearance
-MS degree required

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with integrating commercial or open source software tools for custom application development
-Experience with imagery and media analysis from a forensic perspective

-Knowledge of electronics and hardware control
-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
-Possession of excellent entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, and real-world problem-solving skills
-PhD degree preferred

Clearance: 
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

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