Schlumberger Robotics Research Scientist in Intelligent Manipulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Robotics Research Scientist in Intelligent Manipulation

Location: Cambridge - United States

Job Title Robotics Research Scientist/Engineer in Intelligent Manipulation

Job Type Full-Time

Location Schlumberger-Doll Research, Cambridge, MA, US

Job Description and Responsibilities

At Schlumberger-Doll Research (SDR) located in Cambridge, MA, the robotics department is conducting applied research and evaluating cutting-edge enabling technology for the automation of unstructured oilfield operations. We are looking for motivated PhD or Master’s level roboticists specializing in intelligent manipulation to join a talented multidisciplinary team working on solving stimulating problems that will deliver disruptive differentiation to Schlumberger and its customers in functions spanning manufacturing, maintenance and field operations. The successful candidate will closely collaborate with research and engineering teams to design, develop, simulate and test research prototypes in harsh oilfield environments. Taking advantage of the vibrant Boston robotic cluster, he/she will participate in strategic engagements with academic research institutions and industry partners. Building upon our corporate values and considerable resources, we provide our new talents with personalized training programs to grow their domain competency and ensure a successful transition to quality-minded industrial problem solvers.


  • Masters or PhD degree in robotics with research emphasis on dexterous and autonomous manipulation
  • Deep theoretical foundation in artificial intelligence applicable to robotic systems
  • Familiarity with reinforcement/demonstration learning is a plus
  • Proven expertise in implementing adaptive path/activity planning under uncertainty, computer vision, electromechanical system control and verification testing
  • High-quality research and technical publications
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational and communication skills
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US without sponsorship

About Schlumberger Company

Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing more than 105,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in approximately 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production. Schlumberger has always invested significant time and money on R&E as a long-term strategy to support and grow its technology leadership. Schlumberger invests more each year in R&E than all other oilfield services companies combined.

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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