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Research Scientist AI & Human-Computer Interacton

software research and engineering | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

AI and Human-Computer teaming scientist to work on collaborative design synthesis to build next generation computer aided design and manufacturing

About the Job


Continuing on its legacy, PARC is a unique contributor to modern-day technology innovation. At PARC we perform academic-grade research, mature it in an agile fashion while testing market fit and business potential, and then commercialize the resulting technology in the form of product and services, licensing the technology to other companies, or spinning-out companies.

In the System Sciences Lab (SSL) we specifically focus on research and innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, planning, control, and optimization with applications in cyber-physical systems, CAD/CAM, Urban Mobility, Energy, Aerospace, and Defense industries. The lab's focus extends beyond invention. The team creates new business options and opportunities. We're driven to get our ideas out of the lab and into the world and we need superb research and software talent to make that happen.

We are searching for a research scientist with expertise in design of human-computer search methodology to work on a new design framework for complex multiphysics systems. The responsibilities for this role include

  • Researching foundations of satisficing, bounded rationality, and related ideas for engineering design.
  • Research and implement mixed initiative planning for engineering design.
  • Contribute to various projects within PARC's design and digital manufacturing program.


  • PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Economics, or related field.
  • Strong understanding of search algorithms, human computer interaction,
  • Experience architecting, designing, and developing software applications
  • Demonstrated experience with research grade publications.
  • Eagerness to learn new technologies

The Following are Pluses:

  • Familiarity with Knowledge Representation in AI
  • Familiarity with  Modelica/ Matlab Simulink.
  • Experience with Solid Modeling and CAD  


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K. PARC also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as a variety of flexible working options. PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria.  The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or  belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources.