Ocean Science Technical Staff

Date: Apr 10, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Job Description

The Advanced Undersea Systems and Technology Group is seeking a scientist or engineer to contribute to the development of novel sensing concepts and architectures with application to the undersea domain.  The group welcomes applicants with a background in one or more of the following technical disciplines: physics (applied or theoretical), oceanography, electrical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science or data science.  Experience prototyping hardware and designing/executing experiments is a plus.  The successful candidate will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to identify limitations and technology gaps in undersea mission areas, assess concepts, develop software, prototype hardware, analyze data from fielded systems, and evaluate potential missions for crewed and uncrewed platforms. Ability to clearly communicate results to diverse audiences, peers, sponsors and non-technical teams is required.



  • PhD in physics, ocean sciences, electrical engineering, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, computer science or related technical field.  In lieu of a PhD, applicants with an MS and 3 to 5 years of experience will also be considered.
  • Ability to communicate with and present to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to program in MATLAB and Python

Preferred Skills:

  • Field test experience, especially at-sea
  • Experience with autonomous underwater vehicles
  • Broad understanding of fundamental physical principles
  • Focused understanding of physical interactions between the ocean and atmosphere
  • Experience analyzing remote sensing data, especially satellite EO/IR or radar imagery
  • Experience manipulating large data sets
  • Computational modeling
  • Experience with parallel computing and high-performance computing (HPC) systems

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.




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