Research Staff Member Job Description

Research Staff Member Job Description

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Research staff member provides technical expertise and troubleshooting skills for large-scale distributed computing systems and software.

Research Staff Member Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work on cutting edge advanced research projects
Actively work and learn alongside industry thought leaders
Attend nationally recognized academic conferences
Contribute to the patent application process
Engage and network with our technical experts by attending the PhD Speaker Series
Design, implement, and analyze experiments for the growth of vertically aligned CNT arrays with well-defined geometry at small and large scale
Maintain an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook including complete records of experiments
Develop collaborations with external partners to advance simulation efforts toward predictive biology and patient-specific medicine
Interact with senior project staff and management to influence programmatic decisions
Conduct original and independent research on geomechanics and multiphase flow in porous and fractured media

Research Staff Member Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Research Staff Member

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the research staff member job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Doctorate and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Science, Engineering, Technical, Mathematics, Chemistry, Communication, Statistics

Skills for Research Staff Member

Desired skills for research staff member include:

C/C++
Cloud computing infrastructure
APIs
Cloud infrastructure services
Containers
DevOps techniques
Microservices
Computational physics
Large scale neural networks
Distributed computing theory and application

Desired experience for research staff member includes:

Experienced M.Sc
10 years of finding/ developing opportunities, writing and winning government contracts DARPA, DOE, NASA
10 years experience in developing deep technical relationships and collaborations with universities and industry partners
At least 6 months experience in mathematical modeling language
Quantum Simulation-6 years
3 years experience in Security and digital rights management emerging platforms (Spark, SQL/NoSQL, Blockchain)

Research Staff Member Examples

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Research Staff Member Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of research staff member. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for research staff member
  • Conduct simulations and analysis of the sensitivity of the WATCHMAN detector
  • Develop experimental methods, separation techniques, and analysis approaches needed to collect and isolate radioactive isotopes produced at accelerator facilities
  • Develop experimental methods for uniformly distributing radionuclides within solid matrices
  • Perform sample and data analysis and interpret results
  • Conduct original research in geomechanics, shock physics, compressible CFD and organize and analyze data from research and field experiments
  • Publish research results in technical reports and peer-reviewed journals and present technical results at scientific conferences, and travel as required to coordinate research with internal and external collaborators and sponsors
  • Work independently part of a scientific team and interact with physicists, mathematicians, geologists, and seismologists to design and implement creative solutions to challenging research projects
  • Develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature
  • Perform large-scale simulations and convergence studies to validate a new generation of hydrodynamics, material strength, radiation transport, CFD and multiphysics coupling codes
  • Perform large-scale simulation codes to provide detailed simulation studies for verification and validation (V&V) analysis of algorithms and integrated codes and participate in the development of the V&V and Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) methodology
Qualifications for research staff member
  • Programming experience in Java, Python, C++
  • Modeling in information retrieval and statistical analysis with unstructured data, social media analytics, fraud detection analytics, recommender systems, or Education
  • Ability to use and extent existing machine learning frameworks, scikit-learn, TensorFlow
  • Experience with programming skills in higher-level programming languages such as C/C++, Java/Scala, or Python
  • Ability to implement software for use by internal Researchers external Researchers using cloud quantum computing platforms
  • Demonstrated product level experience in non-volatile memory technologies a must
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a research staff member. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for research staff member
  • Conduct research in electric grid modeling and simulation which creates and implements new state-of- the-art algorithms
  • Design, implement, and analyze techniques in electric grid modeling and simulation
  • Develop and apply theoretical models to outstanding problems in quantum emulation based on quantum coherent manipulation of superconducting circuits
  • Advance the current state of the art in physically accurate simulation of open quantum systems in a HPC environment
  • Research and develop methods for constructing highly accurate coarse (upscaled) finite element discretization schemes based on specialized algebraic multigrid techniques utilizing high-performance computing
  • Develop software utilizing high-performance computing to evaluate novel techniques in the above area
  • Develop prototype software utilizing high-performance computing to evaluate novel uncertainty quantification (UQ)
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and being able to interact with team members internally and externally
  • Publish research results in external peer-reviewed scientific journals and participate in conferences and workshops
  • Present formal and informal overview of research progress at group meetings
Qualifications for research staff member
  • Two years of experience with x-ray scattering measurements
  • Recent PhD in computational biology, computational anatomy and/or physiology, or related technical engineering discipline (e.g., biomedical, mechanical) field
  • Deep knowledge of clinical cardiology, including contemporary procedures, cellular processes, basic anatomy, and the ECG
  • Experience in applying computational tools to address real-world clinical problems in close interaction with a team of medical professionals and other scientists
  • Experience with deep-neural networks, including graph convolution neural networks, to organize labeled un-labeled data for training
  • Proficient in programming languages, , C++, Java, orPython, in a UNIX environment
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a research staff member. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for research staff member
  • Characterize electrochemical properties of catalytic surfaces
  • Perform analysis of reaction products and possible kinetic pathways for interfacial reactions
  • Conduct research in the area of edge plasma simulations and provide physics understanding of results
  • Conduct data analysis and comparison with edge two-dimensional multi-fluid codes
  • Work as a team member to compare simulation and existing experimental data, provide modeling support for on-going experiments
  • Develop and implement new physics models
  • Research, design, implement, and evaluate data centric system components
  • Research, design, and implement parallel measurement and analysis techniques
  • Interact with co-design teams to better understand application needs and to evaluate proposed components
  • Research and develop new discretization algorithms for unstructured mesh computations, focusing on curl-conforming finite element methods for Maxwell-type problems
Qualifications for research staff member
  • Minimum of 2 years' publications experience in relevant areas
  • Expertise in geomechanics and/or multiphase flow
  • Advance skill level in creating and leveraging AI techniques such as machine learning and reasoning to solving challenging healthcare problems working with real world healthcare data
  • PhD in Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence or related fields
  • Publications in top clinical or medical informatics journals
  • Experience analyzing large scale health data from a variety of sources
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Research Staff Member Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a research staff member. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for research staff member
  • Study and develop meta-surface patterning of optics, derive models to interpret the experimental results, and suggest design and concept advancements
  • Assist with additional optics surface processing under research and development
  • Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of researchers internally and externally to the Laboratory
  • Develop and pursue innovative research addressing advanced nuclear forensics and environmental isotope geochemistry
  • Determine the concentration and isotopic composition of actinide decay-series nuclides and other metal elements in complex matrices (including nuclear materials and environmental samples) using high-purity separation chemistry and multi-collector mass spectrometry
  • Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific publications and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings
  • Conduct research in and development of optical, laser, photonic, and/or electronic systems for various applications in ultrafast sources and diagnostics, arbitrary waveform generation, sensing, and high-speed instrumentation
  • Design, implement, and analyze experiments and/or perform end-to-end modeling of novel system designs
  • Collaborate with other team members in the design, implementation, and qualification of cutting edge R&D systems
  • Perform research in areas relevant to the overall project
Qualifications for research staff member
  • Experience in laser technology and optics, and fundamentals of laser-matter interactions
  • Knowledge of thermal and optical properties of materials, , metal alloys, wide gap semiconductors and VisNIR optical materials
  • Experience with continuous wave (CW) and pulsed (fast/ultrafast) laser systems
  • Experience in laser processing and hands-on laboratory experimentation (e.g., ability to configure automated experiments for efficient data collection)
  • Experience in computer programming for data analysis (e.g., Python, Matlab, Mathematica, C/C++), and programming for instrumentation design and control (e.g., LabView, Zeemax)
  • Demonstrated mathematical background and knowledge of optical transport theory
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Research Staff Member Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of research staff member. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for research staff member
  • Conduct and analyze experimental campaigns with new materials and reactor configurations
  • Conduct research in and development of novel technologies in the context of wide bandgap semiconductors (gallium nitride, silicon carbide, and diamond), silicon or germanium, CMOS devices, electronic and optical devices including electronic switches, radio-isotope batteries, radiation detectors, or other electronic devices
  • Interpret experimental results and guide experimental design when appropriate
  • Design and conduct experimental research to identify novel synthesis pathways toward the formation of molecular compounds using mechanochemistry under high-pressure conditions
  • Collaborate with theorists by experimentally benchmarking and providing feedback to modelers on molecular dynamics and thermochemical simulations
  • Conduct experimental research on energetic materials and polymers to elucidate equations of state and phase stability under quasi-hydrostatic compression conditions
  • Participate in the design and performance of experiments and conduct new experiments for the purpose of studying the physics of high-density matter, equation of state, strength, transport and kinetics
  • Develop and implement new models and computer algorithms to understand the properties of atomic nuclei and their behavior in hot or dense matter
  • Function as an independent researcher with a high level of attention to detail
  • Design, guide, and conduct gas-gun driven planar shock experiments on inert and energetic targets
Qualifications for research staff member
  • Familiarity with Root, Python, and GEANT computer codes
  • Ability to characterize material properties using standard analytical instrumentation (i.e., SEM) and experience with charged-particle and gamma-ray detectors and radiation counting
  • Hands-on experience in designing, assembling, and running nuclear science experiments based on radiochemical or nuclear chemistry methods
  • Ability to develop experimental methods, separation techniques, and analysis approaches needed to collect and isolate radioactive isotopes produced at accelerator facilities
  • Expertise in experimental nuclear science to help solve a variety of programmatic challenges in national security, with experience with data analysis and interpretation
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information

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