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Research Scientist

Emeryville, California - United States of America

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Job ID R-01512 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Aug. 09, 2019

Job Summary:


  • Identify important research problems relevant to Pixar and the broader Walt Disney Company
  • Lead research projects to determine solutions to the above problems
  • Work directly with artists and technical directors to solve practical, real world problems
  • Publish results in peer-reviewed conferences and journals
  • Maintain connections to the external research community
  • Keep apprised of recent research and developments, as well as current technology that may be beneficial, and provide recommendations on the adoption of such technology


  • PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Science or equivalent
  • Communication skills and the ability to work well with a wide range of personality types
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity and collaboration
  • Sustained track record of innovation and significant original research including publications in top conferences and journals
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a group, and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner
  • Appreciation of the benefits derived from diverse POVs, voices and demographics

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