Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Auton Lab at Carnegie Mellon University is a large academic group driven by a desire to make a real-world difference in a broad range of research interests. The areas of our current focus include, but are not limited to, modeling complex temporal and sequential data, structural learning, incorporating diverse feedback, interactive network science and human-machine interaction. We are always interested in finding ways to make Artificial Intelligence more accessible, beneficial and affordable to everyone. The areas of our current application interests include healthcare in clinical, managerial, and new sensing modalities contexts, radiation safety, countering human trafficking, agriculture, predictive maintenance of equipment, multi-modal data analytics, etc.

We are seeking a Project Scientist to join us in the Auton Lab. In this role, you will act as a team leader for specific areas of research projects in applied data science. Working with principal investigator(s), you will prioritize project goals based on overall organizational goals. You will contribute significantly in the development and documentation of research finding and as a major collaborator of scientific papers. There will be frequent opportunities to present research finding to current or potential sponsors and at major national and international conferences.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing data, developing models, and producing research findings
  • Contributing to project management and maintenance of customer relationships
  • Documenting research findings, producing reports and synthetic summaries
  • Contributing to scientific publications
  • Working with principal investigator(s) to formulate research goals and plans
  • Preparing and delivering presentation of research findings


  • PhD in machine learning, applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, or other relevant field or equivalent combination of training and experience preferred
  • 10-15 years of Research Experience required
  • Proven technical background
  • Experience in analyzing of data at scale, proven hands-on model development

You should demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work optimally in a team


  • Successful Background Check

Are you interested in this opportunity with us? Please apply.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Auton Lab. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Engineering, Research and Project Scientists

Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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