The National Security Sciences Directorate (NSSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory leads scientific and technological breakthroughs to confront some of the nation’s most difficult security challenges. We develop interdisciplinary applications needed for the security of our nation today and target our vision on how these challenges may manifest themselves in a decade or more. The Autonomous Systems Group, within NSSD, specializes in exploiting the proliferation of low-cost, but very capable, technologies stemming from the growing uncrewed systems market. The group performs research and development towards new sensor and communication technologies, edge-computing, advanced autonomous behaviors, and machine perception. The aggregation of ORNL’s expertise in a wide variety of scientific fields, and our close relationships with partners in the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, make the group a unique stakeholder in the uncrewed systems mission space. This multi-disciplinary team brings experts in their respective fields together to deploy systems in austere environments to enable world-class scientific experimentation and enhanced national security.
The Autonomous Systems Group is seeking a qualified applicant for the role of Senior Research Staff to drive innovation and steer research efforts focused on advancing the capabilities of uncrewed systems and robotic vehicles for our government partners. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to provide thought leadership to a well-established group of engineers with a track record of bringing advanced research concepts to fruition as well as a diverse set of engaged funding agencies.