Research Scientist / Analyst - MATLAB / Python / C++

Introduction: 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 Research Analyst to join the Advanced Concepts & Technologies (A3G) group.

Duties: Research Analyst will support the evaluation and development of next generation Air & Missile Defense technologies & concepts.

1.Perform analytical studies to evaluate the capacity of feasible next generation concepts, technologies, and systems in the Ballistic Missile Defense & Electronic Warfare domain areas. Execute large-scale high-fidelity models & simulations in support of analytical studies.

2.Participate in or propose new analyses or development projects that address capability gaps in current or proposed systems.

3.Collaborate with software development engineers to implement new algorithms in current modeling tools. Propose ideas for new modeling tools as necessary.

4.Present results of analyses to technical staff, management, and sponsors.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • 1 - 3 years of relevant technical experience.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and tools such as MATLAB, Python, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of C++. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working with sensor data (IR and/or RF) and related phenomenology strongly desired. Familiarity with probability theory strongly desired. Knowledge of the Ballistic Missile Defense or Electronic Warfare domain areas. Prior experience executing large-scale models & simulations. Familiarity with Monte Carlo methods. Knowledge of XML.

Special Working Conditions: 5% travel, working in closed areas.

Security: 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.

Benefits: 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 Physics Laboratory is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce.

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