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Welcome to our Careers page!

Kairos Research is a young and dynamic company based in Dayton, OH, conducting cutting-edge research at the intersection of human and artificial intelligence. We are especially proud of our culture here at Kairos, where we place a strong emphasis on fostering a mutually supportive, friendly, and collaborative work environment. Creativity and passion for research are the lifeblood of our organization and animate everything we do.

For all positions, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package in addition to performance-based incentive programs.

Interested candidates should email their CV/resume to techadmin@kairosresearch.com.

Current openings are listed below.

Data Scientist

BACKGROUND:
We currently have an opening for a full-time Data Scientist to work on several government-funded projects involving analysis of unstructured data – in particular (but not limited to) unstructured text data. The Data Scientist will work collaboratively with a diverse research team whose backgrounds span cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and related disciplines.

The Data Scientist position offers competitive salary and benefits. Because we are a young company, this is a great opportunity for a motivated individual to get in on the ground floor and help shape the future research direction of the company. As the company grows, the Data Scientist will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects involving human and machine cognition. We are especially interested in early-career researchers who possess a high degree of self-direction, who enjoy working in a team, and who are willing to grow into a leadership role over time.

NOTE: Given that future projects may require access to sensitive data, candidates must be US citizens or hold a green card.

JOB LOCATION: Dayton, OH.

REQUIRED:
1) Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Data Science, or related discipline. Individuals with degrees in the cognitive and social sciences, linguistics, etc., are also encouraged to apply provided they meet the other criteria (below).
2) Strong knowledge of state-of-the-art natural language processing techniques, including probabilistic topic modeling, sentiment/emotion analysis, and semantic embedding methods such as GloVe, Word2Vec, and BERT.
3) General familiarity with state-of-the-art approaches to analyzing noisy, high-dimensional data, including various dimensionality reduction methods.
4) Strong programming skills (familiarity with Python and/or R is strongly preferred).

PREFERRED:
1) Experience with analyzing social media data.
2) Experience with multi-modal data analysis (e.g., text and imagery).
3) Strong writing and presentation skills.

CONTACT:
Interested candidates should email their CV/resume to techadmin@kairosresearch.com.

Senior Cognitive Scientist

BACKGROUND:

We currently have an opening for a full-time Senior Cognitive Scientist to help lead and grow our expanding portfolio of government-sponsored and internally funded research.

The ideal candidate is a highly creative, self-motivated individual with a strong publication record, an appetite for seeking and winning independent research funding, and an ability to lead multidisciplinary research teams in executing complex, high-tempo projects with concrete performance milestones. Prior experience working on projects funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) and/or related to national security is a strong plus but not required.

Our recent projects span topics such as collective intelligence in geopolitical forecasting, explainable AI, human-robot interaction, counterfactual reasoning in intelligence analysis, human performance optimization, semi-automated knowledge elicitation, and detection and mitigation of social media threats. Our past sponsors include organizations such as DARPA, IARPA, Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Office of Naval Research.

NOTE: This is a great opportunity for an academic research scientist who is looking for a career change but who wants to continue pursuing original research!

JOB LOCATION: Dayton, OH

REQUIRED:
1. US citizenship or green card.
2. PhD in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Social-Behavioral Sciences, Human Factors, or related discipline.
3. Experience leading and/or contributing substantially to successful research proposals (need not be defense-related; could include NSF, NIH, etc.).
4. 5+ years direct research experience (includes postdoctoral research).
5. Strong publication record as lead author or senior author in high-impact journals/conferences.
6. Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
7. Strong quantitative / data analysis skills.
8. A highly collaborative mindset.

PREFERRED:
1. Experience with computational modeling of cognitive process (e.g., learning and memory, judgment and decision making)
2. Prior research involving topics at the intersection of human and machine intelligence (e.g., human-in-the-loop active learning, human-machine dialogue, explainable AI, etc.)
3. Experience leading and mentoring junior colleagues (e.g., graduate students, postdoctoral fellows).

CONTACT:
Interested candidates should email their CV/resume to techadmin@kairosresearch.com.

Senior Computational Social Scientist

BACKGROUND:

We currently have an opening for a full-time Senior Computational Social Scientist (SCSS) to work on current and future projects involving the analysis of social media data for predicting human behavior. The SCSS will work collaboratively with a diverse research team whose backgrounds span cognitive-social science, artificial intelligence, and human-machine interaction.

The SCSS will help support and grow our government-funded research portfolio focused on detecting, characterizing, and mitigating online threats (such as misinformation and/or toxic behavior), as well as support other innovative projects applying behavioral insights to the analysis of sociotechnical systems. Additionally, the SCSS will contribute to ongoing internally funded research aimed at understanding consumer preferences based on conversational trends across multiple social media platforms.

The ideal candidate is a highly creative, self-motivated individual with a strong publication record, an appetite for seeking and winning independent research funding, and an ability to lead multidisciplinary research teams in executing complex, high-tempo projects with concrete performance milestones. Prior experience working on projects funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) and/or related to national security is a strong plus but not required.

NOTE: This is a great opportunity for an academic research scientist who is looking for a career change but who wants to continue pursuing original research!

JOB LOCATION: Dayton, OH

REQUIRED:
1. US citizenship or green card.
2. PhD in the Social-Behavioral Sciences, Computer Science, or related discipline.
3. Experience leading and/or contributing substantially to successful research proposals (need not be defense-related; could include NSF, NIH, etc.).
4. Experience using natural language processing techniques to analyze social data, for example Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) and/or semantic embedding techniques.
5. 5+ years direct research experience (includes postdoctoral research).
6. Strong publication record as lead author or senior author in high-impact journals/conferences.
7. Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
8. Strong programming and data analysis skills.
9. A highly collaborative mindset.

PREFERRED:
1. Proficiency with Python and/or R.
2. Prior experience working on DoD-sponsored and/or defense-related projects.

CONTACT:
Interested candidates should email their CV/resume to techadmin@kairosresearch.com.