NASA JPL Jobs – Data Scientist

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Job Description:

The Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section is seeking a senior research data scientist to join the Machine Learning & instrument Autonomy Group (MLIA) to employ rigorous, explainable machine learning methods to support scientific data investigation on the ground.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independently research and develop data analysis algorithms for airborne and satellite remote sensing platforms, planetary surface missions, and novel instrument designs
  • Develop innovative ML approaches for remote sensing data with rigorous validation and interpretability
  • Publicize work through peer-reviewed conference, workshop, and journal papers
  • Facilitate the infusion of high quality, data-driven technologies throughout JPL and NASA
  • Conduct independent R&D of ML and related technologies for application to science and engineering challenges
  • Collaborate with domain experts from a variety of natural science and space-related engineering fields
  • Actively pursue competitive grants within JPL R&D and NASA ROSES (ACCESS, MDAP, PDAP, ARROW, etc.)
  • Support a collaborative, mentorship-driven, science-enabling community of data scientists

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated independent research capabilities
  • Demonstrated excellence in applying Machine Learning to science data
  • Significant programming experience with Python including NumPy and either scikit-learn or TensorFlow
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including data visualization, presentation, and explanation of results
  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physical Science, or related technical discipline with a minimum of
  • 3 years of related experience, Masters with 1 years of related experience, or PhD with 0 years of related experience in similar disciplines
  • Track record of technical papers in peer reviewed publications / presentations and proposal success
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Team-building mentality, can-do attitude, and commitment to project success

Job Details:

Company: JPL

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pasadena, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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