Veterans Preferred - Principal Data Science

Palo Alto, North Carolina, US
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply.
PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.
Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms - from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing - and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC's Data Science Group has an opening for a Principal Researcher. This is a unique opportunity to shape a research area from the ground-up.

An ideal candidate for this position would be enterprising with a strong personal research agenda, a desire to work on social impact problems (climate, energy, healthcare, etc.), and a willingness to expand the vision to realize the goals of the group. It is highly desired to have a candidate with a track record in applying and securing funding from various government funding agencies through grant writing.

Required Skills :

  • Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in data science and machine learning applications
  • At least 2+ years in a PI role in an academic or industry lab setting
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical and machine learning modeling concepts
  • Desire to mentor junior researchers
  • Good communications skills: technical presentation, grant writing, peer-reviewed journals

Preferred Skills :
  • Large-scale dataset analysis, high-performance and parallel computing
  • Evidence of securing project funding through government or private entities
  • Desire to work on social impact problems (climate change, energy systems, smart systems, health tech-are a huge plus)
  • Good network of collaborators in academia and industry

Responsibilities :
  • Plan and execute cutting-edge ML research in cross-disciplinary projects across PARC's hardware and software labs.
  • Write proposals to secure project funding
  • Help generate compelling hypotheses to drive new business creation.
  • Mentor interns and collaborate with PARC researchers as well as external R&D groups to advance our research goals.
  • Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences

We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K. PARC also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as a variety of flexible working options. PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

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