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Research Scientist – Statistical Signal Processing

Barron Associates, Inc
Country of Position: 
United States
Contact Name: 
Mary Law
Subject Area: 
Signal Processing Theory and Methods
Start Date: 
August 11, 2016
Expiration Date: 
November 15, 2016
Position Description: 

Barron Associates performs cutting-edge research in signal processing, communications, control systems, and related fields, producing novel solutions to real-world problems related to a variety of applications. Recent work includes development of technology to identify and remediate sensor failures on aircraft, development and pilot-in-the-loop testing of upset recovery technology for fixed-wing aircraft, creation of autonomous agents that analyze and respond to remotely sensed data, development of virtual world based games for upper extremity stroke rehabilitation, and development of effective communication devices for individuals with severe physical impairments.

We are seeking highly motivated engineers, scientists, and mathematicians to join our team in Charlottesville. The ideal candidate will have a passion for knowledge, the skills to turn concepts into reality, and a research background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Probability Theory
  • Statistical Decision Theory
  • Detection and Estimation Theory
  • Communication and Information Theory
  • Signal Processing and Computer Vision
  • Probabilistic Optimal Controls
  • Probabilistic Game Theory

Experience with aerospace applications is desirable, as is an interest in identifying emerging technology needs and developing new research concepts to address these needs.

Barron Associates is a highly dynamic environment, providing contract R&D services to a wide range of government and industry partners. Successful applicants will initially support ongoing research efforts related to:

  • Software to detect and remediate physical component failures that could endanger aircraft
  • Techniques for propagating uncertainties through non-linear feedback control systems
  • Assistive technologies for the severely disabled
  • Upset recovery technology for manned and unmanned air vehicles

Applicants should hold an M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have an M.S. and 2-6 years of additional experience. Strong programming skills in C++ and MATLAB/Simulink are desired. Must be able to work on ITAR-controlled projects; capability to obtain a U.S. security clearance is preferred.

About Barron Associates:

Barron Associates provides an engaging and collegial environment, with guidance, mentoring, and collaboration among peers. Team members have the opportunity to grow their skills and expand their research interests while solving challenging problems in a wide range of topics. We offer superb pay and benefits, including 401k retirement plan, medical, tuition reimbursement, and profit-sharing plans that are unrivaled among other similar businesses.

Barron Associates is located in Charlottesville, VA, home of the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello. Charlottesville is routinely listed as one of the best places to live in America by Frommers, Money Magazine, USA Today, Kiplinger,, and others. It was recently named as "America's Happiest City" in a research report from the US National Bureau of Economic Research.


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