Senior Research Scientist
For Signal and Image Processing
The RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, Ft Belvoir, VA, is looking for an Engineer
or Scientist to serve in a Scientific or Professional (ST) Position as the Senior Research Scientist for Signal and
Image Processing. NVESD is located approximately 30 minutes south of Washington, D.C., and is the Army’s premier
laboratory for the development of next generation electro-optical, infrared and countermine sensor technology. Over
400 engineers, scientists and technicians work together in a collaborative environment with co-located customers to
field the latest EO/IR and countermine technology to the Soldier. Position is responsible for the development of new
signal and image processing techniques that extract and optimize information from advanced sensors, optimizing and
identifying the signal(s) associated with targets/threats while separating them from signals associated with background
clutter and compression of sensor data for transmission over tactical sensor networks. The ST position reports directly to
the Director of NVESD and is expected to identify and solve signal/image processing problems at the strategic level that
have far ranging impacts to the Army.
The incumbent of this position must have specialized experience in sensor signal and image processing technology.
ST positions represent the highest level of technical accomplishment and are of very limited number (approximately
fifty ST positions within the Army). Typically, applicants for ST positions are expected to have a graduate degree,
significant research experience, and a national or international reputation in his/her field.
How to apply: U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a TOP SECRET security clearance is required. Refer to
www.opm.gov, job announcement number DA-ST-01-10 for application requirements/process and additional
information. Questions should be directed to Mrs. Genie Shires, 703-704-1140, or by email: