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Sr Scientist, Data

Company: Careerbuilder-US
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) has a mission to advance space-related sciences and exploration through innovative research, technology, and education programs that involve universities, governments, and the private sector for the benefit of humanity. Supporting that mission, the USRA Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) supports multiple NASA teams through USRA's management of the NASA Academic Mission Services (NAMS) Program at NASA's Ames Research Center. This includes support for projects with the NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI), the NASA Aviation Systems Division, the NASA Intelligent Systems Division, and the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division. Position Summary: Interdisciplinary Senior Data Scientist will conduct machine learning research and development for a portfolio of NASA applications with focus on aeronautics projects such as Sustainable Aviation and/or Advanced Air Mobility. Senior Scientist will serve in the role of Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI, Project Scientist or Project Lead for one or more significant projects leading the work of other project team members. Senior Scientist may also be involved with development of proposals for new collaborations involving both academia and industry, for joint public-private initiatives to address key national challenges. Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Satisfy USRA's non-profit mission by making a distinctive impact through scientific and technical accomplishments in the assigned projects.Plan, schedule, and conduct activities in all phases of one or more significant research projects, as a Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI, Project Scientist or Project Lead.Prepare presentations and reports as required, and present results at conferences and publish papers as appropriate.Engage academic, industrial, and government research communities in collaborative research through activities such as seminars and other talks, workshops, and conferences.Coordinate activities of project personnel, with possible supervisory responsibility.Act as a mentor for student interns involved in machine learning research.Maintain an awareness of funding opportunities, and support and/or lead proposal activities as approved. Act safely, ethically and in compliance with all laws and regulations and USRA policies and procedures including:Ensure the protection of intellectual property including submitting new technology disclosures and supporting patent applications.Ensure export control compliance related to ITAR/EAR regulations.Ensure compliance with all policies such as for timesheets and travel.Complete all trainings as scheduled.Other job-related duties as assigned Required Qualifications Education: Ph.D. degree in Data Science, Computer Science or a related disciplineSkills Excellent coding skills in Python and other relevant languages, and familiarity with various software platforms and frameworks.Requires familiarity with efficient data manipulation techniques with various data mining and machine learning methods applied to "Big data", data with large volume, high velocity, high variability and changing definitionsBe familiar with typical "applied data mining research: Assessment of existing methods' suitability for application for targeted problem, articulate inadequacies in methods if any existFormulate and develop new methods or modifications of existing methods for target problemsEnsure transparency of algorithms to user experience; develop software and visualization modes of presentation and interactionDesired Experience: Ten years of experience with data sciences including machine learningKnowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinates work of others, and meets multiple deadlines.Ability to write technical reports and peer reviewed publications.Ability to communicate through conference presentations, seminars and other forums.Ability to propose credible and innovative research projects, develop the necessary skills to perform the work, and carry out the research, providing the required reporting to the granting agency in a timely fashion.Ability to interpret USRA and Federal Policies and Procedures necessary to function in a scientific research environment that is enabled through U.S. Government funds.Advanced experimental and analytical skills.Model USRA's core values: Passion (for science, technology and education);Partnerships (with universities, governments, and the private sector); andProfessionalism (through excellence, accountability, and respect for others). Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, etc. Keyboarding for large time spans each day will be a significant part of this position. This is largely a sedentary role. Travel: Employee must be willing and able to travel. Position may require domestic and international business travel. Applicants should apply to the posting at USRA Careers and include a letter of interest, resume, or curriculum vita. Additional information on USRA can be found at USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

Keywords: Careerbuilder-US, Mountain View , Sr Scientist, Data, Other , Mountain View, California

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