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Xerox AI Principal Research Scientist in Palo Alto, California

AI Principal Research Scientist

General information

City: Palo Alto

State/Province: California

Country: United States

Department: Research & Development

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Working time: Full-time

Ref#: 20011464

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Type: Experienced

Job Field: Research & Development

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level

Description & Requirements

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’s Intelligent Systems Lab (ISL) is searching for a senior researcher in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) area who will advance our research efforts to building intelligent systems that integrate multiple AI techniques including Heuristic Search/Planning, Knowledge Representation, Diagnosis, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning. This requires developing AI components, integrating them with various environments, and asses their performance through evaluations along metrics. Projects include work with various government agencies (e.g., DARPA, DOE, NIST) and Xerox funded AI technology in Digital Design and Manufacturing, IoT, and AI applications.


  • Participate in research projects as an expert in their field, with a willingness to learn new expertise as needed for domain specific applications

  • Research, design, develop, and implement innovative approaches, methods, and algorithms through proof of concept software

  • Work with internal and external collaborators to formulate problems and define requirements

  • Develop research plans, write proposals and lead technical projects

  • Contribute to projects within PARC in the AI area


  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or related discipline

  • Strong publication record demonstrating expertise in AI techniques such as Heuristic Search/Planning, Knowledge Representation, Diagnosis or Machine Learning, Cognitive Systems and Interactive AI Systems

  • Experiences with AI planning languages (e.g., PDDL) is a plus

  • Programming on research projects in multiple high-level languages (e.g., Python, Java, C++)

  • Research mindset and ability to contribute to writing proposals

  • Self-starting: Can work independently within a multi-disciplinary team

  • Experience in reading scientific papers and replicating methods

  • Familiarity with modern software tools and practices

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