MIT Lincoln Laboratory Assoc Staff - Systems Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Chemical and Biological Defense Systems Group develops systems, technology and rapid prototypes for disaster preparedness, detection, mitigation, restoration, and attribution, with emphasis on chemical, biological, and explosives threats. Principal sponsors are the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. The work of this group is highly interdisciplinary; as a result, the backgrounds of the researchers and program teams are diverse. Rigorous systems analyses are used to produce system architectures and recommend research areas to guide government investment. These analyses are grounded by modeling and simulation of threats, operationally realistic characterization efforts, and evaluation of defense capabilities. Where needed, advanced technology development, rapid prototyping, and testing is conducted, which often requires experimentation in both laboratory and operational settings. Experimentation spans across the evaluation of existing methods, novel method development, method and technology integration, and evaluation and optimization of full systems. Research is often coordinated with inputs from stakeholder communities such that results map to operational requirements.


MS or MA in Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering, Aero/Astro Engineering, Physics, or other relevant science and engineering programs. Multi-disciplinary research experience and the ability to work well both independently and in teams is highly desired. The ideal candidate should have experience and knowledge of system design, rapid prototyping, and a broad range of engineering topics. Extensive experience designing and leading experiments. Experience with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and MATLAB is required. Position also requires some participation in conducting field experiments, which may require up to 30% travel.

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