Machine Learning Scientist, IRAD

  • Battelle
  • Atlantic City, NJ 08405
  • 13 days ago


Job Description

Battelle delivers when others can’t.

We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We are currently seeking a Machine Learning 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 TSL Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E) projects, Internal Research and Development (IRaD) projects, and other company divisions with machine learning and artificial intelligence expertise.


Develop a convolutional neural network (CNN) image classifier to process large sets of stream-of-commerce (SOC) air cargo X-ray images for commodity characterization.

Advance ML data augmentation capabilities using Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) to generate fully synthetic air cargo X-ray image data.

Apply ML data augmentation techniques to synthesize Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) passenger body scans via GAN-based inpainting models.

Works with other team members to research and develop tools and techniques to train and test machine learning algorithms.

Works with other team members to design, build, modify, and implement software applications that apply machine learning methods.

Use machine learning techniques to perform data analysis.

Provide engineering support to technical staff including data preparation and labelling, training and evaluation of machine learning algorithms.

Develop software tools to automate workflow and tasks such as data preparation and labelling.

Follow user requirements and documentation to code, modify and debug programs for assigned projects or functional areas

Applies standard practices to analyze programs and formulate logic, prepare flowcharting, perform coding, and test/debug programs

Prepares and obtains approval of system and programming documentation

Reviews system requirements and processes

Support system testing as needed


Successful completion of study from an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s degree in computer science, machine learning, math, physics or related analytical field from an accredited college or university and at least 2 years of experience.

Candidates should have experience in solving problems in computer vision related to object detection, anomaly detection, etc.

Background in python and the data science stack (numpy, scikit-learn, etc), and deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, etc.

Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills.

Candidates should be highly motivated and self-starter with a strong desire to learn.

Sole US Citizenship with eligibility and willingness to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance and to obtain both TSA and DHS Suitability.


Background in x-ray or spectroscopic imaging methods.

Familiarity with deep learning explainability methods

Image analysis using ImageJ and OpenCV

Experience in any of the following: Bash, Docker, Git

Experience in user interface design and implementation

Prior laboratory testing experience

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 or expression, 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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