Skip Navigation

Search all jobs

Let’s change the world together!

USC is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles – a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the city’s largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work. Think you’ve got what it takes to join us? We invite you to search our open positions and apply!

Computer Scientist

Information Sciences Institute Arlington, Virginia

Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of the University of Southern California’s 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 world’s largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses:  one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.

ISI seeks a Computer Scientist who would like to create and deliver a new generation of artificial intelligence and human language technology to empower human analysts. Near-term opportunities include forecasting geo-political events/situations, detecting cyber attacks, and providing aids to human reasoning, all based on machine learning, human language technology, knowledge graphs, and advanced GUI technologies.

This position is located in Arlington, VA 

A successful candidate will have

  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field;
  • Experience serving as technical lead of research projects;
  • Experience in developing advanced artificial intelligence software for classified environments, for instance, automatic knowledge base construction and machine learning;
  • Able to start before the end of June; and
  • Must have a current DoD Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) and the ability to maintain it. According to U.S. government regulations, ONLY U.S. citizens are eligible for this type of clearance.

Necessary skills include experience with Unix/Linux and git as well as a strong programming background in at least one of Python, C++, or Java; experience with toolkits such as Kaldi, Moses, torch, tensorflow or theano is an additional bonus.

ISI’s work ranges from theoretical basic research, such as computer science discovery, machine learning, and human language technology, to applied research and development, such as design and modeling of innovative prototype systems and devices.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.


Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of research processes and computer science.


REQ20073135 Posted Date: 04/11/2019
Why is USC a Great Place to Work?
Digital Transformation USC

Job matching

With just one click and a connection to LinkedIn, we can connect you with jobs that match your work experience.

Start matching

Stay connected with University of Southern California

Sign up to receive job alerts

Select interests

Recently added jobs