Principal Research Scientist

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Posted: 07/16/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: MISC Job Number: 16673

Full-time, direct hire opening for a Principal Research Scientist in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

In this role, the Principal Research Scientist leads the research and development of robotic technology efforts in autonomous and semi-autonomous manipulation, including implementing state-of-the-art machine learning to the problems of computer vision and manipulator path-planning. 

Responsibilities
  • Research complex perception, decision making, and control problems and develop solutions for customers across defense, medical, and commercial markets
  • Lead the research and development of solutions in the areas of autonomous and vision-aided robotic systems
  • Lead teams developing proposals for government and private customers
  • Work closely with mechanical, electrical, and software engineering teams to develop systems from concept to production level
  • Develop and execute autonomous and vision-aided robotic systems project plans including technical approach and project management to achieve high customer satisfaction
Requirements, Background and Skills
  • Ph.D. or M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, or other related field
  • 5+ years of progressive research experience in vision processing or autonomy/artificial intelligence
  • Experience leading proposal development efforts and writing research proposals 
  • Ability to lead and manage research projects, conduct real-world experiments and demonstrations, and identify research directions
  • Experience in dealing with customers and conveying difficult concepts in an effective way
  • Knowledge of fundamentals and state of the art in robotics
  • Experience applying machine learning to real-world robotic problems
  • Strong research and innovation skills and ability to solve difficult vision and learning problems
  • Strong publication records in relevant fields (patents, top conferences and journals)
  • Experience with ROS or other robotics platforms
  • Excellent prototyping skills and expert programming skills in multiple programming languages
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills


Principal Research Scientist - 16673
Oxford Solutions is a professional staffing firm that specializes in the placement of talented professionals into challenging, career-enriching opportunities. We're based in Pittsburgh, PA, but we have openings with major clients located nationwide. We provide multiple avenues of employment to include contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement. Our well-trained staff of recruiters will work with you to help land your first job or your dream job and strive to always affect people's lives in a positive way.
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