RFE for Research Scientist position

Facebook ausghksay
Jul 2 19 Comments

New H1-B application in Premium Processing to Uber and got an RFE asking me to justify why a research scientist position is a speciality occupation.

It also asks me to show how the position links to my education. I have both undergrad and master's in EE. My thesis, all publications and a large chunk (30+ credits) of coursework was CS though.

Any advice on what to include in the response? I have a template of response to fill, but I don't trust Fragomen on that being enough. Any previous cases of such RFEs and how did folks respond.

Also, it looks like USCIS has lost it's fucking mind, RFEs left and right to any TC chaser tryna bounce.

Not that I love the RFE, but good that USCIS also kinda knows that cloning repos from Github and `import keras` is not really specialized occupation lmao.
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TC: 295k
YOE: 1.5

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Microsoft @FB
    No PhD? They smell blood in the water... wtf kind of research scientist is that? Good luck!
    Jul 2 3
    • Facebook ausghksay
      OP
      I had several good publications during my master's and job. And PhD as a prereq for RS position is overrated IMO. Companies are happy to waive that if you have relevant and adequate experience.
      Jul 2
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      Says who? Go get your PhD like all of us and then get that title. Bunch of import keras kids
      Jul 3
    • Facebook ausghksay
      OP
      Thanks for your advice Yahoo, but I'll pass.
      Jul 3
  • Uber moneyback
    OP: RS at FB has been a joke!
    Jul 2 3
    • Facebook ausghksay
      OP
      The RS position is at Uber.
      Jul 3
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      Still a joke my friend
      Jul 3
    • Facebook ausghksay
      OP
      Sure Yahoo, if you have nothing to contribute GTFO.

      I don't wanna argue with you whether it's a joke or not.
      Jul 3
  • Booking.com / Other
    Punani

    Booking.com Other

    BIO
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    Punanimore
    Do you have a Google scholar page, and what's you citation number? USCIS will accept that type of data for scientist position. If you have first author papers, that would be more convincing.
    Jul 3 1
    • Facebook ausghksay
      OP
      Yes I do, I have 84 citations. Just waiting for the century so that I can get EB-1 and move away from this bullshit.
      Jul 3
  • Apple csbB14
    Usually no Ph.D and low citation count (<100) draw attentions. Coursework counts nothing unfortunately.

    Do you have recommendation from well known people supporting your case that maybe you can file for O1?
    Jul 3 2
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      Punani

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      Punanimore
      ^ what this guy said.

      Find someone with authority in your field of research to write a recommendation letter can help your case a lot. Your immigration attorney should be able to help draft something
      Jul 3
    • Facebook ausghksay
      OP
      @csB14 - Yeah that's what Fragomen suggested if H1 doesn't go through.

      I have recommendations from top notch folks but I'm unable to understand why is hat needed for H1-B.

      H1-B is supposed to be a speciality occupation needing Bachelor's or higher. It's not like I'm proving extra ordinary ability as in EB-1 or O-1.

      Does RS position need bachelor's or higher? -Yes.

      Do I have it? - Yes

      I'm unable to understand why me trying to enter a RS position without a PhD is an issue esp for H1-B.
      Jul 3
  • Twitter racistmtfk
    Wow that TC with 1.5 yoe. Did you join at FB as L4 after PhD?
    Jul 2 2
    • Apple waitingame
      A1! This response was most relevant.
      Jul 2
    • Facebook ausghksay
      OP
      Most PhDs join FB as L4 I think. I don't have a PhD though.
      Jul 2
  • Just link each duty with your coursework
    Jul 3 0
  • Medallia Maximus8
    Fragomen 👎🏼
    Jul 2 0
  • Amazon klulez
    Switching to an Electrical job will be your best bet.

    Do you have PhD? If not I won’t recommend getting a scientist title. USCIS might get suspicious.

    And you’re right ability to use ML (like import keras) is not same as being a scientist.
    Jul 2 0