The Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) has an opening for a
Scientist/Computational Geophysicist in our Arlington, VA office
with magnetic sensor and algorithm development experience to
support a range of multi-phase sensor development programs.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your scientific
knowledge of geophysical principles in the modeling and simulation
of geophysical signatures generated from various sources including
earthquakes, explosions and other natural and artificial sources.
Projects include modeling and simulation, signal processing
of collected data and algorithmic development support for
implementations on embedded systems.
The Scientist/Computational Geophysicist is responsible for
modeling, analysis and algorithmic development of complex systems.
This individual will work with Senior subject matter experts,
with the goal of becoming a leader on a number of current sensor
integration programs involving measurement of seismic, acoustic
and/or magnetic signatures. Expertise in laboratory and field
measurements using magnetic sensors and magnetic data exploitation
(physics/geophysics) is highly desired.
Modeling and simulation
Setting up, configuring, running and reviewing the results of
established seismic and acoustic modeling and simulation codes
Modifying and extending the modeling codes to support new
numerical experiments and simulations
Analyzing and interpreting simulations outputs, including
quantitative assessments, e.g. by comparison with collected
Data analysis and algorithmic development
Collecting, processing and interpreting reference data
Developing and applying algorithms from published sources and/or
developing new algorithms to meet specific mission requirements
Working with hardware and software engineers to migrate
algorithms onto low-SWaP embedded systems platforms
Coordinating with the Program Manager, technical teammates (both
Leidos and subcontractors) and US Government customer(s) as a
subject matter expert in geophysical phenomenology and geological
properties that can influence success of sensor deployment and
Advanced degree (MS, PhD) in a physical science or engineering
discipline; MS and 2-5 + years’ experience working with advanced
seismic, acoustic and magnetic modeling and simulations and
analysis. Alternately, a PhD or postdoctoral experience.
Working knowledge and experience programming in MATLAB, Python
and/or other high-level programming languages.
The successful candidate will support multiple sensor programs
with different modalities and requirements, so “parallel
processing” is a must.
Position requires verbal and written communication proficiency.
Experience formulating white papers and proposals desirable.
Experience in field collections of seismic, acoustic and/or
Must be eligible to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
System engineering experience spanning mechanical, electrical,
thermal, computing and communications elements desirable.
Familiarity with geophysical inverse theory.
Experience with sensor development, integration, data
exploitation and/or signal processing methods.
Experience with applications of seismic/acoustic/magnetic data
for WMD analysis, weapons effects.
Experience in AI and/or ML approaches for data analysis
External Referral Bonus:
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours: