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Image Scientist

The Madison Square Garden Company

Department: Production
Supervisor: Capture Project Manager
Job Number: XXXXXX
FLSA status (only indicate if non-exempt)

ROLE SUMMARY

MSG is looking for an Image Scientist to join a groundbreaking imaging systems department based in Burbank, CA. As the Capture and Imaging Systems team for the MSG Sphere projects, we strive to create world-class content at an unprecedented scale on the largest LED screens ever made.

The Image Scientist works in close coordination with the Capture and Imaging Systems, post-production and capture departments to automate, optimize and accelerate stitching, develop an image sensor pipeline, image enhancement tools, and ensure exceptional image quality on MSG’s capture systems. Candidates must have experience working on content creation imaging pipelines for capture and post-production workflows. 

The Capture and Imaging Systems team is tasked with creating and maintaining hardware and software tools for preview, capture, ingest, transcode, color science, review, QC, and final delivery. Within this scope, the Image Scientist will be focused on improving captured image quality and automating processes leading up to final output and display.

The resolution, field of view, and sheer scale of the Sphere venues means that the image quality for Sphere content creation is critical. The Image Scientist must be able to work closely with internal users, external vendors, iterate quickly, prioritize, and build tools that can be scaled to meet the production quality requirement for MSG Sphere.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/ACTIVITIES SUMMARY

  • Perform image sensor and lens metrology
  • Develop image sensor and optical correction algorithms
  • Develop image statistics and QC analysis algorithms
  • Image compression debug and analysis
  • Design and develop de-mosaicking algorithms
  • Analyze image sensor colorimetry and develop optimized color science
  • Optimize algorithms for GPU and FPGA platforms
  • Develop filtering, sampling and stabilization algorithms
  • Analyze and determine system standards and test procedures
  • Review invention disclosures for developed algorithms and work with patent attorneys to secure intellectual property
  • Guide the creation of new image quality metrics, evaluation procedures, and inventing novel image processing systems and methods
  • Develop computer vision tools for image processing, feature extraction, object detection, classification, tracking, segmentation, camera calibration, optical flow, stereo, and structure from motion
  • Design and implement multi-camera and sensor fusion algorithms

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Imaging Science, Master’s degree preferred
  • 8 years of experience in cinema quality, high resolution imaging and image sensor processing
  • Experience with image sensor processing algorithms
  • Experience with optical correction algorithms
  • Experience with filtering, sampling, scaling and stabilization algorithms
  • Experience and understanding of color science
  • Experience in multi-camera array stitching
  • Broad grounding in image quality fundamentals and theory, including optics, image sensors, camera systems, lighting, and display technologies
  • Solid experience in image processing and computer vision
  • Experience with image and video quality analysis
  • Experience in GPU acceleration
  • Some experience with deep learning and machine learning
  • Knowledge in computer vision related topics including but not limited to segmentation, 3D perception (image, point cloud), and spatial-temporal analysis
  • Experience with OpenCV and similar modern computer vision librariesIn-depth knowledge of modern deep learning techniques for image processing
  • Familiar with one of the deep learning frameworks, Tensorflow, Pytorch or MXNet
  • Thorough understanding of RAW data packing and compression algorithms Strong Python, Matlab, and C++ experience

SUPERVISION

Reports to the Senior Director Capture Development

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB   

  • Able to work in Burbank, CA
  • Ability to travel and work with external vendors (5%)
  • Ability to travel to a production location/set on occasion (5%)
  • At the time of this posting, the MSG Sphere studio is operating in accordance with local guidance on safe Covid-19 regulations. As such, a remote work-from-home onboarding to MSG Sphere work is likely. While the studio technology team will support remote work, MSG is seeking applicants local to Los Angeles with the eventual expectation of working on site in our Burbank location.

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature & level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, functions, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. MSG reserves the right to modify or deviate from the duties, functions, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel in this job and nothing herein shall restrict MSG management’s right to assign or reassign tasks, duties, or responsibilities to this job at any time. Please Note:  When completed, the Job Description may extend to more than two pages.

posted 4/27/21

Color Supervisor

The Madison Square Garden Company

Department: Color Technology
Supervisor: VP Production Innovation

MSG Sphere is a contemporary entertainment venue where immersive technology and experiences intertwine. The first MSG venue of this kind is currently under construction in Las Vegas. The venue will require creative content to be displayed on the exterior LED exosphere, and the interior 160,000 square foot LED media plane surrounding +17,000 seats, including a revolutionary spatial audio system. This massive internal volumetric space will enable showcasing immersive events, new technologies, artist residencies and other forms of entertainment. The MSG Sphere Studio located in Burbank, a full end to end capture to post shop, will develop and create the content for MSG Sphere. MSG Sphere is building an army of unicorns – are you this unicorn?

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/ACTIVITIES SUMMARY: 

The Color Supervisor role requires ownership and experience across the entire color pipeline from capture to ingest through VFX and into final DI, QC, and playback. This position requires a hands-on leader who can help recruit and lead an LA-based color and finishing team while interfacing with other MSG departments and vendors to guide their process and integrate their efforts with those happening in parallel with LA.

In addition to supervising all color-related activities in the creation of content for Sphere shows, this role will require a leader who can establish, manage and expand an end-to-end color pipeline. This role will also interface directly with Pipeline and IT to define needs, recommend solutions, and provide timely feedback to steer their efforts to support and optimize any processes that affect color.

  • Architect, design and plan Sphere color pipeline from capture to playback.
  • Create custom color viewing and processing solutions for projects.
  • Actively collaborate with department heads, artists and crew from compositing, editorial, texturing, lookdev and pipeline.
  • Work with core image pipeline team to integrate color management workflow and processes within sub-pipeline and tool sets that meet Sphere’s color and resolution requirements.
  • Establish display calibration specifications, evaluate and recommend new display hardware and work with outside vendors as needed.
  • Actively participate in recruiting world-class freelance and staff colorists and technicians.
  • Lead and mentor a team of color artists and technicians.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

College degree preferred or additional production certificate programs.

  • Minimum of 15 years experience in coloring, digital compositing, and digital imagery across a variety of content including film, advertising and commercials.
  • Knowledge in ACES color workflows and custom camera color pipelines and DI processing techniques. 
  • Expertise in Resolve, BaseLight, Scratch, Nucoda, or similar color correction platforms.
  • Experience with camera hardware and metadata formats, as well as onset color data management solutions.
  • Working familiarity with 3D and 2D DCC’s, including Maya, Houdini, C4D, Nuke, Fusion, and After Effects, as well as NLEs such as Resolve, Avid, and Premiere Pro.
  • Expert knowledge of lighting and rendering color pipelines and experience with Arnold, Redshift, VRay, Octane, or other common render engines.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take criticism, and work under high pressure with tight deadlines while maintaining team cohesion.
  • Previous experience as Colorist of live action films, cinema, experiences – ideal candidate has deep color background on LED surfaces from post to mastering.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:

At the time of this posting, the MSG Sphere studio is operating in accordance to local guidance on safe Covid-19 regulations. As such, a remote work-from-home onboarding to MSG Sphere work is likely. While the studio technology team will support remote work, MSG is seeking applicants local to Los Angeles with the eventual expectation of working on site in our Burbank location.

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature & level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, functions, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. MSG reserves the right to modify or deviate from the duties, functions, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel in this job and nothing herein shall restrict MSG management’s right to assign or reassign tasks, duties, or responsibilities to this job at any time. Please Note:  When completed, the Job Description may extend to more than two pages.

posted 4/27/21

Capture Tools Specialist

The Madison Square Garden Company

Department: Production
Supervisor: Capture Project Manager
Job Number: XXXXXX
FLSA status (only indicate if non-exempt):

ROLE SUMMARY:

MSG is looking for a Capture Tools Specialist to join a groundbreaking Capture and Imaging Systems department based in Burbank, CA. As the Capture and Imaging Systems team for the MSG Sphere projects, we strive to create tools for world-class content at an unprecedented scale on the largest LED screens ever made.

The Capture Tools Specialist works in close coordination with Capture and Imaging Systems, post-production and capture departments to identify their needs and to create tools to automate and optimize the imaging workflow. Candidates must have experience working on content creation imaging pipelines for capture and post-production workflows. 

The Capture and Imaging Systems team is tasked with creating and maintaining hardware and software tools for preview, capture, ingest, transcode, color science, review, QC, and final delivery. In addition to the MSG internal imaging systems, there is a requirement to expand tools to integrate into third party software and cloud processing workflows. Candidates must have demonstrated experience integrating all of the above into both custom internal and third-party tools.

The resolution, field of view, and sheer scale of the Sphere venues means that the image quality for Sphere content creation is critical. The Capture Tools Specialist must be able to work closely with internal users, external vendors, iterate quickly, prioritize, and build tools that can be scaled to meet the production goals.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/ACTIVITIES SUMMARY

  • Design and develop image processing tools in collaboration with imaging and data scientists.
  • Optimize image science algorithms to maximize performance and real-time needs where necessary
  • Integrate algorithms and tools in to third party software via OpenFX and other plugin architectures.
  • Design and develop image processing tools for preview through to final content delivery Collaborate within the Capture and Imaging Systems team to determine feature scope and timelines
  • Work with the Productions team to ensure on set needs are being met
  • Work with the Post-Production innovation team to ensure seamless integration with existing post-production toolsets
  • Responsible for writing and distributing tools and tool plugins
  • Write clean, efficient, tested and well documented code
  • Write code that fulfills the functional and technical requirements of the project
  • Provide the Project Manager with feedback regarding the time allotted to assigned tasks
  • Analyze and determine system standards and test procedures

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years of experience developing image processing algorithms
  • 5+ years of production experience
  • Proficiency in 3D Math and 2D image processing
  • Expertise in C++, Python, and Cuda
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: OpenGL, Vulkan, Metal DirectX
  • Experience in high bandwidth data optimization
  • Proven ability to ship a product
  • Thorough understanding of trade-offs in accelerated prototyping, performance, scalability, and maintainability
  • Expertise in GPU optimization
  • Experience with HLSL/GLSL or other equivalent shader languages
  • Experience in User Interface Programming
  • Experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience with OpenFX or similar plugin architectures
  • Experience with source code management tools and practices
  • Thorough understanding of RAW data packing and compression algorithms
  • Broad grounding in image quality fundamentals and theory, including optics, image sensors, camera systems, lighting, and display technologies

SUPERVISION:  

  • Reports to the Senior Director, Capture Development

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:   

  • Able to work in Burbank, CA
  • Ability to travel and work with external vendors (5%)
  • Ability to travel to a production location/set on occasion (5%)
posted 4/27/21

 

Color Imaging Scientist / Engineer

E Ink is seeking a creative engineer / scientist to join an innovative team inventing display driving methods for next-generation electrophoretic display systems.  You will be responsible for prototyping, developing, and implementing novel imaging algorithms for reflective color displays for use in next-generation E Ink products, while working towards system-level optimization of display performance. Typical activities include characterizing image quality of displays using measurement systems, developing and implementing color mapping and rendering algorithms, comparing approaches and providing analyses, and optimizing algorithms with the team implementing them on custom hardware / software systems.  As a key team member, you will be expected to take on exploratory projects that lead to product improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and validate new color mapping and rendering algorithms for use in products
  • Develop methods for characterizing image quality of color reflective displays
  • Document algorithms and collaborate with team implementing algorithms in prototype systems such as host-based or embedded systems-based displays
  • Develop protocols and workflows for using methods in commercial products
  • Contribute to the development of image quality assessment methods for color reflective displays

Qualifications

  • M.S. with 3+ years of industrial experience, or Ph.D., in a field such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Color Science, or Applied Mathematics
  • Image processing:  digital image processing algorithm development, especially in areas such as halftoning, image enhancement methods, anti-aliasing, and computational geometry
  • Color science: understanding of colorimetry, human visual system models, color appearance models, physics of color formation, optical modeling
  • Device color:  knowledge of gamut mapping, ICC profiles, color calibration methods
  • Software/programming languages: experience in Matlab and Python required
  • Preferred: Experience with deep learning methods applied to images, modeling of physical systems and statistical analysis Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multidisciplinary team
Requisition Number:SENIO02179
Contact HR coordinator: 
egallant@eink.com

posted 4/5/21

A one-year Research Fellow position at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

We are currently seeking a highly talented and motivated candidate for a one-year research  fellow position in the area of optical performance evaluation of medical devices. The intern will have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge scientific research with highly experienced biophotonics researchers, present work at scientific conferences and publish journal articles.

Project description
This project will focus on medical devices with optical imaging capability (e.g., endoscopes).  A key aspect of this project will involve development and validation of advanced experimental and numerical methods for evaluating image/video quality and overall device performance.  These techniques will be used to elucidate the effect of device design, software and other variables on imaging performance.

The position is within the Division of Biomedical Physics at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, which is located at FDA’s White Oak Research Center near Washington DC (Address: 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993).  Because of COVID-19, the job can be partially remote. General information about research in FDA can be found in the following link: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/CDRH/CDRHOffices/ucm299948.htm

Requirements
Candidates with the following background are encouraged to apply:

  • Graduate students with engineering background (e.g., optical or electrical engineering)
  • Experience with image/video analysis/processing
  • Knowledge of test methods and relevant international standards for basic optical performance characteristics (resolution, modulation transfer function, depth of field, noise, dynamic range, etc.)
  • Hand-on device testing experience in lab
  • Programing skills (Matlab, etc.)

While Part-time commitment might be considered, full-time commitment will be preferred.

Sponsorship
U.S. citizenship is not required. While students with an F-1 visa may be eligible for participation, the student must have stayed in USA for more than 3 years in the past 5 years. You will be recruited and paid through the FDA ORISE Fellowship program (https://orise.orau.gov/fda/). Based on your education level and background, your stipend will be matched to a General Schedule (GS) pay scale, the federal government pay scale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees.

To apply, please send a CV to Dr. Quanzeng Wang (quanzeng.wang@fda.hhs.gov)

The opening will be closed once a candidate is identified.

posted 1/29/21

Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence Senior Staff Member

Purpose

The Energy Systems Analytics (ESA) group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducts applied machine learning and decision science research and development for energy applications, with a focus on advanced manufacturing technologies. The group consists of staff members with backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, and optical engineering, and frequently collaborates with partners in industry, academia, and other government organizations.

To support ORNL strategic R&D activities in advanced manufacturing, the ESA group is currently accepting applications for a senior research staff member position with expertise in computer vision, machine learning and data analytics. In this role, you will initiate, lead, and perform independent R&D efforts focusing primarily on advanced manufacturing technologies. You will provide technical oversight of a small team of scientists and engineers, and you will be actively engaged in the development of software and hardware techniques to explore three areas of interest: (1) real time quality control of manufacturing processes; (2) understanding of the correlation between manufacturing intent, machine behavior, and part quality; and (3) optimization of manufacturing processes targeting higher throughput and part quality.

You will work at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF - https://web.ornl.gov/sci/manufacturing/mdf/) to advance manufacturing technologies, and to facilitate and accelerate their deployment to industry. The MDF relies on a diverse group of experts (material research, systems research, data science, robotics development) and on a cohort of state-of-the-art 3D printers and machining systems to produce complex parts with a wide range of materials and sizes.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead research projects and teams to meet milestones and deliverables
  • Development of advanced analytics solutions for detection and measurement systems
  • Development of software and algorithms to collect and analyze data
  • Development of imaging/sensing systems to collect data
  • Publish research in peer reviewed journals
  • Develop new ideas and proposals to support the research team
  • Protect intellectual property using patents and copyright licensing
  • Promote the growth of the team by recruiting talents
  • Mentoring young staff, postdocs, and students
  • Participate in frequent ORNL/sponsors meetings

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience, a M.S. with a minimum of 12 years relevant experiences or a B.S. with 15 years relevant experience in electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, or closely related field

  • Experience in designing and building algorithms for 2D and 3D image understanding, using
  • Demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams
  • Demonstrated experience conceiving and executing research and development projects
  • Substantial programming skills such as Python and/or C/C++
  • Substantial experience in the implementation of learning algorithms
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

This position requires access to technology that is subject to export control requirements. Successful candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license.

*Visa sponsorship is not available for this position*

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.ornl.gov/s/RJIWTi

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

posted 1/25/21

Group Leader, Energy Sensing Analytics & Communications Section

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Overview: 
We are seeking senior scientists/engineers/analysts to lead world class capabilities related to the energy science and technology associated with the ORNL and DOE mission. Selection will be based on qualifications, relevant experience, skills, and education.

These positions are within the Electrification and Energy Infrastructure Division (EEID), which houses the Grid Research Integration and Deployment Center (GRID-C) and conducts research and development in support of national security applications.

The Energy Sensing Analytics and CommsGroup Leaders within the EEID will be responsible for developing sensing and communications solutions through advanced sensor discovery/development, computational sensing and analytics.

The selected Group Leaders will be part of the Energy Sensing Analytics and Comms Section within the following groups:

  1. Electrical Signals and Processing -- Designs, develops and deploys state-of-the-art signal capture, interrogation, and analysis techniques for energy systems characterization and security applications.
  2. Sensors and Controls -- Designs, develops, tests and evaluates sensor devices and sensory systems for real-time situational awareness.
  3. RF and Intelligent Systems -- Designs and develops advanced and intelligent systems utilizing radio frequency communications and machine learning for small electromagnetic signature systems.
  4. Energy Systems Analytics – Designs, develops, deploys and analyzes advanced machine learning and decision science algorithms and techniques for energy applications.
  5. Multimodal Sensor Analytics -- Conducts advanced research, design and development of algorithms and systems employing computational sensing approaches with Images and signals.

Purpose:
Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to the group that strategically advances science and technology consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.

The R&D Group Leader brings together a group of peers with the primary goal of pursuing global scientific leadership in their field, nurtures ORNL’s culture among group members, and continues to build and scale up individual excellence and impact in R&D. The R&D Group Leader reports to and works closely with the R&D Section Head to implement the group’s scientific vision; develops group members to enable their career advancement; establishes capabilities that enable programs to excel at the forefront of science and technology; performs R&D to advance the field of knowledge and/or technology in one’s respective specialty; sets, implements, and models standards for performance of work consistent with Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) requirements and business rules; and ensures a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard, and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.

Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

Research
Scientists/engineers/analysts are recognized leaders in their area of technical expertise. Initiates, leads and performs independent R&D on an ongoing basis.

Leadership

  1. Develop a vision and implement a cohesive group research strategy to ensure the success of new and ongoing research projects to position the group for future success.
  2. Develop and implement plans to exploit new opportunities and/or expand existing efforts.
  3. Assist staff in setting performance goals consistent with the group’s strategy and members’ long-term career goals. Provide feedback to address performance issues in a timely manner.
  4. Provide relevant input to assist the R&D Section Head with staff development while providing direct and impactful guidance to staff on regular basis.
  5. Attract a quality, diverse pool of top candidates and hire staff members who are committed to world-class R&D and aspire to be the best in their field.
  6. Lead by example by exercising the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research.
  7. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles
  8. Lead ESH&Q by example and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures.
  9. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.

Service

  1. Serve as immediate supervisor for staff members in group.
  2. Encourage staff to “think and dream big,” take appropriate risks in their work, and develop skills that will enable them to pursue new ideas, scientific passions, and research programs.
  3. Advance the reputation of the group members and standing of the group as a whole through establishing collaborations, Professional Society leadership and involvement, and organization of technical events.
  4. Support group members by consistently reviewing technical products such as proposals, publications, and artifacts to ensure high quality and consistency with ORNL standards.
  5. Build strong teams across ORNL.
  6. Connect staff to your scientific network and professional societies.
  7. Hold regular scientific/technical group meetings and be visible in the labs and workplace.
  8. Assume front-line responsibility for safety in the group’s laboratory; mentor and empower the Laboratory Space Managers to create a strong safety culture.
  9. Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience, a M.S. with a minimum of 12 years relevant experiences or a B.S. with 15 years relevant experience.
  • Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory. 
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance is preferred.

Accountabilities:

  • To group staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth.
  • To R&D section head, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services.
  • To customer, for the quality of products and service.

Authorities:

  • Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the R&D group.
  • Hold staff accountable for performance.
  • Act to ensure safe and effective operations.
  • Hire staff.
  • Certify the technical quality of the group’s products and services.

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.ornl.gov/s/larkht

Relocation:  Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

posted 1/25/21

Artificial Intelligence & Mechanical Engineering Senior Staff Member

Purpose

The Energy Systems Analytics (ESA) group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducts applied machine learning and decision science research and development for energy applications, with a focus on advanced manufacturing technologies. The group consists of staff members with backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, and optical engineering, and frequently collaborates with partners in industry, academia, and other government organizations.

To support ORNL strategic R&D activities in advanced manufacturing, the ESA group is currently accepting applications for a senior research staff member position with expertise in mechanical engineering, machine learning and data analytics. In this role, you will initiate, lead, and perform independent R&D efforts focusing primarily on advanced manufacturing technologies. You will provide technical oversight of a small team of scientists and engineers, and be actively engaged in the development of new techniques to explore three areas of interest: (1) improvement of manufacturing systems efficiency, accuracy, and repeatability; (2) establish causality between machine behavior and part quality; and (3) optimization of manufacturing processes targeting higher throughput and part quality.

You will work at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF - https://web.ornl.gov/sci/manufacturing/mdf/) to advance manufacturing technologies, and to facilitate and accelerate their deployment to industry. The MDF relies on a diverse group of experts (material research, systems research, data science, robotics development) and on a cohort of state-of-the-art 3D printers and machining systems to produce complex parts with a wide range of materials and sizes.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead research projects and teams to meet milestones and deliverables
  • Development of advanced analytics solutions for detection and measurement systems
  • Development of software and algorithms to collect and analyze data
  • Development of imaging/sensing systems to collect data
  • Publish research in peer reviewed journals
  • Develop new ideas and proposals to support the research team
  • Protect intellectual property using patents and copyright licensing
  • Promote the growth of the team by recruiting talents
  • Mentoring young staff, postdocs, and students
  • Participate in frequent ORNL/sponsors meetings

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience, a M.S. with a minimum of 12 years relevant experiences or a B.S. with 15 years relevant experience in mechanical engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams
  • Demonstrated experience conceiving and executing research and development projects
  • Substantial programming skills such as Python and/or C/C++
  • Substantial experience in the implementation of learning algorithms
  • Substantial experience with advanced manufacturing systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • This position requires access to technology that is subject to export control requirements. Successful candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license.

*Visa sponsorship is not available for this position*

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.ornl.gov/s/kzbp34

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

posted 1/25/21