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Draper Senior Sensor Physicist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

As a Senior Sensor Physicist, the candidate will play a critical role in the development of advanced quantum- and optical-based platforms for highly precise sensing, timing, and measurement systems. The candidate will work closely with a team of engineers and physicists to conceive, model, design, develop, and characterize prototype quantum sensors, systems, and technology platforms.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, optics, electrical engineering, or related discipline is required.

  • Demonstrated expertise in quantum systems (modeling, simulation, and/or implementation and testing) is required.

  • Strong background in atomic and quantum theory, along with the ability to capture, understand, and model physical phenomena, is required

  • Strong competency in a computing environment such MATLAB, Python, Mathematica, or similar is required.

  • The individual must be highly self-motivated and must thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment.

  • Support business development, write proposals, white papers, and technical documents.

  • Deliver technical presentations to internal and external customers.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to brief non-technical audiences, is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with commercial or customized simulation and computation software is highly desired.

  • Experience performing laboratory experiments and evaluating fieldable prototypes

  • Five years of professional experience working with quantum and optical systems.

Security Requirements:

  • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper.

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ID: 2022-6316

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc

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