A Research Scientist is a principal investigator, contributing to Disney Research projects, driving new technology applications for Disney business, based on areas of expertise available in the labs, and knowledge of the research frontier. Resources available to a Research Scientist may include a research team with postdoctoral researchers, interns, and external consultants. Typical responsibilities of a Research Scientist include, but are not limited to the following:
- Collaborate with experts and executives in Disney’s businesses to identify research problems worthy of research investment.
- Independently conceive of and propose research problems that are relevant to Disney’s businesses.
- Contribute and deliver in Disney Research strategic programs and projects.
- Conduct and direct research inspired by those problems.
- Conceive, research and deliver tech prototypes for projects.
- Present research problems, plans, and results.
- Document research in internal reports, peer-reviewed publications, and patent applications.
- Work with Disney’s businesses to commercialize research results.
- Provide expert consulting to various business units of The Walt Disney Company.