Antenna Scientist

Date: May 4, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Group 97 – Applied Space Systems


The Applied Space Systems Group develops environmental monitoring electro-optical and infrared sensor systems for detecting and tracking natural and man-made phenomena. The group's activities include the extraction of target and feature information from airborne hyperspectral imagery; system support of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) environmental satellites in performance analysis and improvement of existing sensors and products; architecture definition and sensor development support for the next-generation NOAA satellite systems; and chemical detection sensor and system development. Work includes electro-optical and infrared sensor design, system and architecture analysis, signal processing, data analysis, and algorithm development. The group seeks physicists, astronomers, applied mathematicians, electrical engineers, computer engineers and those with related experience who have interest in developing cutting edge space remote sensing technologies for future missions.



Requisition ID 39864  #CJ

Job Description

The Applied Space Systems group seeks an engineer to aid in the development of next generation RF systems.  Depending on a candidate’s background and interests, there are opportunities in all aspects of RF system design, although expertise in antenna design, fabrication, and testing is particularly desired.  Experience with design, fabrication, and testing of RF systems, with an emphasis on highly integrated, small-form-factor RF subsystems is also desired. This position includes opportunities to contribute to the development of RF systems, to work with teams of electrical and mechanical engineers, and to design and test related hardware, software, and support equipment.



Specifically, the candidate should have:


  •     PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or another relevant technical field.  An M.S. and at least 5 years of relevant experience will be considered.
  •     Good working knowledge of the operation of laboratory test equipment including but not limited to network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, power meters, etc.
  •     Knowledge of antenna measurements to include return loss, gain, and radiation patterns, as well as Radar Cross Section (RCS) measurements in anechoic chamber environments.
  •     Working knowledge of Matlab, LabView, HFSS, FEKO, and other software tools generally utilized with design, analysis, test and measurement systems.
  •     Significant coursework, interest, and experience with several of the following areas:  systems engineering, analog / digital signal processing, analog / digital electronics, RF systems, remote sensing applications.
  •     Demonstrated ability to solve broad technical problems and complex engineering challenges
  •     Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication.

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The 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.
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