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Battelle Memorial Institute Algorithm Development Senior Research Scientist in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking an Algorithm Development Senior Research Scientist . This position located in Egg Harbor Township, NJ .


Battelle’s Aviation Security Division provides research development test and evaluation services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). The qualified candidate for this position will support the millimeter wave (MMW) research and development (R&D) contract for the TSL. The following activities will be supported:

• Contribute to new technology in electromagnetic explosive detection and identification using millimeter wave, radar, Raman and UV spectroscopy, quadrupole resonance, and other methods

  • Support the development of analytical software for practical implementation of theoretical algorithms

  • Assist with electromagnetic laboratory equipment operation and data collection, experimental design, dielectric measurement, and test fixture development

  • Assess explosive detection systems with appropriate testing protocols and statistical methods

  • Support the development of analytic software for practical implementation of theoretical algorithms used to identify explosive materials

  • Refine demonstration software including a hologram image smoothing tool

  • Assist with electromagnetic laboratory equipment operation, test fixture development, and data collection


  • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university in Physics or Engineering; either a Ph.D.,or M.S. degree with three years post-graduate experience, and demonstrating specialization in radio frequency (RF) physics or engineering

  • Must have experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge on solving complex technical problems associated with engineering and scientific activities.

  • Sole US Citizenship with eligibility and willingness to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Security Clearance and to obtain DHS Suitability.

  • Candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience with MATLAB and/or Python programming

  • Experience in instrumentation using Labview to collect data.


  • Publication record in scientific journals

  • Knowledge in Synthetic Aperture Radar

  • Knowledge of computer vision, image processing, image detection and 3D to 2D image projection

  • Prior experience working for TSA or DHS

  • DoD Secret security clearance


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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