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Computer and Information Research Scientists
District Of Columbia

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Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

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Currently Employed: 360

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $52.04 - $61.65

Typical Annual Salary: $108,200 - $128,200

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Typical education needed for entry: Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Analyze problems to develop solutions involving computer hardware and software.
  • Design computers and the software that runs them.
  • Assign or schedule tasks to meet work priorities and goals.
  • Evaluate project plans and proposals to assess feasibility issues.
  • Apply theoretical expertise and innovation to create or apply new technology, such as adapting principles for applying computers to new uses.
  • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to determine computing needs and system requirements.
  • Maintain network hardware and software, direct network security measures, and monitor networks to ensure availability to system users.
  • Meet with managers, vendors, and others to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Conduct logical analyses of business, scientific, engineering, and other technical problems, formulating mathematical models of problems for solution by computers.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary projects in areas such as virtual reality, human-computer interaction, or robotics.

tools & technology

  • Camera based vision systems for automated data collection
  • Computer servers
  • High end computer servers
  • Pick or place robots
  • Scanners

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Development environment software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Operating system software

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