Accelerated Learning Data Scientist

Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Human Health & Performance Systems Group develops human-centered technologies to overcome operational challenges and to enhance human capability in domains of interest to national security. Our research programs focus on innovative and objective solutions in the areas of integrated wearable systems, human-machine teaming, enhanced communications, neurocognitive analytics, medical technologies, and language learning. Our group is highly interdisciplinary and includes scientific experts in physiology, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, biomechanics, computer science, engineering, linguistics and physics. Our core technical competencies include system-level modeling and gap analysis, advanced sensing and signal processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, computational modeling, hardware and software prototyping, model-based systems engineering, establishing measures of performance, and human data collection in laboratory and field environments. 


Job Description


As an Associate Staff in the Accelerated Learning domain, you will work with your team to address key stakeholder needs and further the Group's mission by:

  • Developing individualized learning pipelines based on deep understanding of language learning concepts to accelerate language acquisition
  • Creating novel AI-based tools to infer individuals' cognitive states using physiological signals
  • Develop software to deploy laboratory-developed systems into real-world environments where training and education occurs
  • Designing and executing human subject studies to validate new learning paradigms

Job Requirements

  • A Masters’ degree in computer science, AI/ML, data science, mathematics, statistics, applied linguistics/psychology/neuroscience and related fields, or 2+ years of equivalent experience.  Areas of expertise could include linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, learning engineering, and human training and education.
  • Strong in AI: Experience with Python and current AI methods (e.g.: Generative AI, Foundation Models/Large Language Models), Responsible AI, Machine Learning (e.g.: model tuning/training, PyTorch, deep learning, transformers)





At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include: 

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!  

Please visit our Benefits page for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks.

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


Requisition ID: 40905 


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