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Senior Computer Scientist

Information Sciences Institute Marina del Rey, California

Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USC’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.

*This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*

Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks a Senior Computer Scientist for its Internet & Networked Systems Division

Job Accountabilities:

  • 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.
  • Writes 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience
  • Preferred Field of Expertise - Knowledge and experience relevant to research in cyber security, networking, and experimental research methodologies and infrastructures for these areas

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 education

Minimum Experience: 5 years

Minimum 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.



REQ20052149 Posted Date: 10/24/2017

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