R&D Engineer - Superconducting Detector Development

Date: Dec 2, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Advanced Imager Technology Group develops imaging platforms that enable impactful national security capabilities and scientific discovery. From fundamental device research to developing camera technology for fielded systems, our group covers the full technology development spectrum from concept to prototype. Research areas include novel imager and detector design with in-house silicon and compound semiconductor microfabrication facilities, leading-edge integrated circuit design, and advanced packaging and 3D integration capabilities. Examples of our technology include large-format focal planes, high-speed imagers, time-of-arrival detectors (LADAR receivers), and low-light-level imagers.  The group's efforts span the range of device and materials development, integrated circuit design and fabrication, custom packaging, detector hybridization, and the development of control and readout electronics for system-level demonstrations.


Job Description


The Advanced Imager Technology Group is seeking to hire a researcher to develop highly sensitive superconducting detector arrays for science and national security applications. The specific role will be tailored to the strengths of the individual but will be focused on one of the following.

  • Design of new superconducting detectors via simulation and analysis,
  • Development of new device fabrication processes, and
  • Leading new early-stage research efforts and serving as a Principal Investigator on new proposals.

The ideal candidate would have outstanding communications and leadership skills and experience in design, microfabrication, and operation of novel opto-electronic detectors. Experience in superconducting detectors is preferred.



Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or a related field. In lieu of a PhD, candidates with a MS degree and 7+ years of experience will be considered.



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.


Requisition ID: 40262 



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