Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USCâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI operates one of the worldâs largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses:Â one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.
*This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*
Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks a Senior Computer Scientist, Research Team Leader.
Generates research ideas. Applies computer science principles and concepts in the planning, coordinating, and executing of research objectives. Contributes state-of-the-art technology and theories.
Solves a wide-range of research problems in creative and effective ways. Selects methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
Write articles for publication
Makes presentations at conferences, participates in workshops and collaborates in specific areas of research.
Stays informed of new developments and technologies by reading journals and other pertinent publications, maintaining contact with vendors, and participating in professional organizations, meetings and seminars.
Additional job duties as a Research Team Leader:
Develop, direct, plan and oversee a research strategy for their team, including identifying short- and long-term potential opportunities for themselves and other members of the team. Pursue research directions and funding opportunities and mentor or otherwise assist others in pursuing them.
Work with team members to develop their respective research and career goals. Track team membersâ career progress and provide mentorship and support.
Plan and manage the teamâs financial strategy, working with their supervisor and the business office when necessary. Monitor their financial situation.
Determine staffing needs and projections based on goals, objectives, opportunities and funding in their area. Recommend team member salaries, including raises, promotions, and reclassifications.
Successfully oversee and/or execute all research and administrative responsibilities associated with their awards.
Contribute to the direction of the Institute through technical discussions and business development.
Identify, and with Institute assistance pursue strategic hires and other opportunities for growth in their area.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Doctorate, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of research processes and computer science. Ability to take specific research problems, apply computer science principles, and derive solutions. May possess a specialized knowledge in one area such as linguistics, psychology, or physics, and be able to bridge the gap between that specialized knowledge and the physical constraints of machine architecture. Ability to interact with other project members in a positive and constructive manner to reach solutions to research problems.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.