Robotics Research Scientist in Pittsburgh, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 9/17/2018

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Job Description


Apex Life Sciences is currently recruiting for a Principal Research Scientist within a robotics company in Pittsburgh, PA. Incumbent will be working in a cooperative environment with other Principal Research Scientists/Investigators, Project Managers, Engineers, and Executive Management. Incumbent will stay current with relevant technologies to define research topics and develop research proposals to advance client’s technology in critical new directions. He/she will lead the research and development 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
  • Collaborate with industry partners and top tier academia research institutes
  • Initiate and participate in technology conversations with distinguished scholars and industry leaders
  • Develop and execute autonomous and vision-aided robotic systems project plans including technical approach and project management to achieve high customer satisfaction
  • Other Desired Skills and Experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage research projects, conduct real-world experiments and demonstrations, and identify fruitful research directions, and lead proposal development efforts
  • Experience in dealing with customers and conveying difficult concepts in an effective way to customers, colleagues, and collaborators.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of fundamentals and state of the art in robotics
  • Experience in applying machine learning to real-world robotic problems
  • Knowledge of fundamentals in optimization, supervised and reinforcement learning
  • 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 skill and expert programming skills in multiple programming languages
  • Hands-on experience with multiple operating systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a growing, dynamic team

Requirements:

  • D. or M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, or other related field with a minimum of 5 years of progressive research experience in vision processing or autonomy/artificial intelligence.
  • Experience putting together winning research proposals and/or compelling academic papers designed to generate interest in a new idea or concept.
  • Experience in leading and managing a small team of researchers with constrained budget and schedule to achieve technical success.

Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

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EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.




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