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Threat Detection Technology Post-Graduate Research Scientist at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

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Employer: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education – Department of Homeland Security

Expires: 05/30/2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering post-Master’s and post-Doctoral fellowships for their Visiting Scientist Program cohort at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL).You will join a cohort of post-graduates in a new endeavor in threat detection technology and applied research, specifically related to synthetic data generation, testing and evaluation. The project involves a team of TSL staff and researchers focused on a two-fold approach involving x-ray and millimeter wave regimes. The first component involves creating synthetic signatures of prohibited materials from laboratory computed tomography (CT) data, and inserting these into acquired CT images of passenger baggage. The second component will use millimeter wave data of actual threats to create synthetic images of personnel with threats for analysis.Within the proposed project, there are multiple opportunities available to engage in your applied research and evaluation interests. These include, but are not limited to,Deep learning algorithm testingSynthetic signature and/or image generationData manipulation and quality assuranceThreat analysis testing and evaluationLocation: Atlantic City, NJAnticipated Start Date: TSL is ready to make appointments immediately. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and fellowships will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are identified.BenefitsStipend starting at $80,000 based on your academic level and experienceHealth Insurance AllowanceRelocation Allowance up to $2,000, if you are located more than 50 miles one way from the hosting facility.QualificationsHave received or expect to complete all requirements for a Master’s or Doctoral degree by the anticipated start date. Applicants currently pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree must provide proof of completion of all degree requirements before the fellowship start date.Be a U.S. Citizen