Data Analysis and Visualization Computer Scientist


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Data Analysis and Visualization Computer Scientist.

Job Summary:

Assist in the development of analysis, visualization, and control software for radiation detection technologies in support of government sponsors in the Homeland Protection and Special Operations Mission Areas.


  • Perform statistical data analysis and develop data visualization tools for advanced radiological and nuclear sensing, primarily using the Java programming language. This may include, but is not limited to, algorithm development, data mining, data visualization, and sensor interface and control software development. Documentation, publications, and technical presentations expected. (50%)
  • Assist in the development and integration of sensor systems for operational deployment and testing. (30%)
  • Pursue research opportunities to grow the nuclear science effort in the nuclear and radiation detection program at APL. Write and contribute to proposals to government sponsors. (10%)
  • Provide expertise and advice to staff and sponsors on technical issues related to algorithms and software used in radiation and nuclear material detection. This may include, but is not limited to, evaluating third-party technologies, providing guidance for future research priorities, and reviewing analysis results and technical documents. (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

BS in Computer Science with 3 or more years of experience or MS in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, or Computational Physics with a strong background in software development, and statistical and signal analysis methods. Proficiency in the Java programming language. Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in one or more of the following: radiation detection, gamma-ray spectroscopy, advanced GUI development, GIS systems, pattern recognition / machine learning, sensor integration.

Special Working Conditions:

Occasional travel to field test locations required.


Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied PhysicsLaboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer thatcomplies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well asother applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, genderidentity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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