Senior Technologist for Evolving Systems-ICL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

A full-time, permanent position is available starting July 2021 for a proven senior research leader as the Senior Technologist for Evolving Systems in the Information and Communications Laboratory (ICL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). ICL is one of the eight research units of GTRI with programs across a wide range of Information Science research, including communications, sensing, networks, advanced computing, trusted information exchange, enterprise modernization, software applications, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and health systems. Research programs support a wide range of sponsors across national security, health, public safety, State, and industry. ICL currently has over 200 researchers and staff performing over $60M in research per year.

ICL is searching for a senior subject matter expert in the mathematics and analysis of complex, time varying and nonlinear dynamic systems to lead an emerging research area in Evolving Systems. Evolving systems focus on the evolution of system characteristics in dynamically changing environments. The interest in ICL is to create systems that can utilize some form of reasoning to develop an understanding of their operational environment and adapt their structure and parameters to dynamic changes in the environment. This position will be responsible for leading and performing advanced research in the mathematical foundations and frameworks for nonlinear systems characterized by time-varying and emerging dynamics. This position will support multiple ICL and GTRI strategic initiatives working at the intersection of basic and applied research in mathematics, physics, and engineering to include rigorous formalisms that describe emerging behaviors of adaptive and evolving systems, complex coordinated dynamics of aerospace systems, and trusted and resilient information and systems. The successful candidate will assist the ICL Director with strategic planning and the direction of research efforts and develop and sustain research engagements across GTRI and with faculty and students in academic units of Georgia Tech.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics, Physics or Engineering and 15+ years of experience in the technical areas described above. The responsibilities of the Senior Technologist for Evolving Systems include collaborating with academic units of Georgia Tech and actively performing research in areas of strategic priority for ICL and GTRI.

Job Duties

Duties of the Senior Technologist for Evolving Systems include:
Development and execution of internal research and development programs and sponsored research that supports the Lab, GTRI, and Institutes technical strategy.
Maintaining extensive network with leading researchers/research groups in academia and industry nationally and internationally
Collaborating closely with Laboratory leadership and Chief Scientists to conduct cross-institute research collaborations in complex, nonlinear dynamic systems
Building research collaborations with academic schools of Georgia Tech.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Masters degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications for the desired candidate include:

  • Ph.D. degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering and 15+ years of experience in leading the development of research programs in the ICL technical areas.
  • Demonstrated record of publication and collaboration in nonlinear, time-varying dynamic systems and/or cyber-physical systems
  • Election to Fellow rank of a primary professional society.
  • Significant demonstrated recent performance in successful research in time-varying, nonlinear dynamic systems.
  • Academic credentials that support eligibility for joint appointment with tenure upon arrival in the GT College of Engineering or College of Sciences

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link:

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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