Research Scientist


PhD Research Scientist with experience in Artificial Intelligence

About the Job

The Model Based Reasoning Area (MBR) at PARC has an immediate opening for a research scientist with experience in artificial intelligence, planning, automated reasoning, multi-agent systems, and design.  MBR is a growing group of researchers with world-class strengths in planning, scheduling, control, optimization, probabilistic reasoning, diagnosis, prognostics, and design and manufacturing of complex systems.  MBR specializes in the design and prototype implementation of solutions to practical real-world problems using cutting-edge technologies. The work at MBR covers a broad range of technology maturity, ranging from abstract algorithm formulation to prototype integrations with partners.  We work with a broad range of clients including government agencies, commercial entities, and Xerox to apply cutting edge technologies to challenging real world problems with an emphasis general and scalable model-based approaches.

The successful candidate will define and support research activities in model based reasoning.  The ideal candidate exhibits a deep understanding of general principles of various model-based reasoning approaches as well as curiosity about domain specific extensions and knowledge required for real world applications in design and autonomy.



  • PhD in Computer Science, Math, or Engineering
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Software development skills necessary for integrating research into prototypes
  • Desire advance the state-of-the-art by getting these ideas out into the real world through publications, software demonstrations, and client interactions


Desired skills include:

  • Research contributions in AI applications to design
  • Research contributions in multi-agent systems, planning, and collaborative autonomy
  • Experience with standard software development tools Git and Jenkins
  • Experience with Python or LISP
  • Experience on government funded research projects
  • Experience working in an applied R&D setting



We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). 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.

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