Riverside Research is seeking a Senior Research Scientist with a general background in machine learning and artificial intelligence and a focus on neuromorphic computational approaches to join a dynamic, growth-focused Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Lab. The Lab performs research and development focused on providing solutions to the Defense and Intelligence Communities. As a key member of our Open Innovation Center, the research scientist will execute as well as assist in growing opportunities with government research organizations (e.g. DARPA, IARPA, service labs, etc.), perform on our corporate-wide Independent Research & Development (IR&D) efforts in artificial intelligence and machine learning, manage existing R&D contracts, and transition technology into our other business units. The Research Scientist will work with team members located in the Dayton OH, Washington DC, New York City, and Boston office locations while reporting to the Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Lab of the Open Innovation Center Business Unit.

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Job Responsibilities:
• Provide technical direction, task-level technical leadership, and research and development skills for our corporate-wide IR&D efforts in artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing, especially for semi-structured text and on topics such as automated ontology extraction. This includes developing software to support a variety of machine learning and natural language processing projects in multiple domains. Topics could include analysis of text in multiple forms, document analysis, social media analysis, and similar approaches. The Research Scientist will also assist the team and director in developing project roadmaps based on internal and external customer needs, science and technology trends, and overall corporate strategic plans.
• Foster and participate in a collaborative environment for multidisciplinary research and development.
• Assist in executing work for and pursuing and growing business with government research organizations including DARPA, IARPA, and service labs. This requires interacting with funders in the context of demonstrating capabilities and in preparation of proposals, white papers, demos, and presentations.
• Work with team members in 4 office locations.
• Understand, apply and contribute to state of the art AI/ML techniques, especially those focused on natural language processing, publishing and presenting research results.

Required Qualifications:
• A minimum of a Master’s degree in an AI/ML related field (Computer Science, Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, Physics, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience) and at least 3 years of relevant experience required with preference for PhD degree.
• Some experience working on projects for US Government or DoD research and development agencies.
• Collaborative team member with the highest integrity and moral compass.
• Some experience in working with diverse teams/programs in multiple locations.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance. Those with active TS/SCI clearance preferred.
• Ability to conduct or assist in conducting research in state of art artificial intelligence / machine learning projects including, Image and signal classification using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) and other deep learning networks, Adversarial AI – methods to attack/protect AI/ML algorithms, Neuromorphic computing – Spiking Neural Networks (SNN), Intel Loihi and FPGA instantiations and/or Human-computer interaction, natural language processing, and virtual/augmented reality to assist complex tasking
• Demonstrated ability to work in coding environments and deliver prototypes revolving around the use of signal-centric computing technologies.
• Ability to code in a variety of integrated development environments and to learn new programming skills as required. Experience with flexible and fast run-time languages a plus.
• Ability to write and speak about research and development results with a variety of audiences, including academic peers and potential funders.

Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

Riverside Research remains committed to the safety of our employees and customers.  Under Executive Order 14042, effective December 8, 2021, all Riverside Research employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Fully vaccinated means at least two weeks after the final shot in the required timing and dosage. Riverside Research will grant reasonable accommodation to those where a medical or religious exemption has been approved by the company.  Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021, unless an approved accommodation has been granted by Riverside Research.  All new hires starting after December 8, 2021 must be fully vaccinated by their start date.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

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