MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Research Program Intern in Lexington, Massachusetts

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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 and spaceborne 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.

The Applied Space Systems Group seeks a summer intern with computer programming skills to support analysis of astronomical data products. The intern will support a research program in time domain astronomy through the development of advanced capabilities in object detection and classification.

The successful candidate will be pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems Technology, or related field with experience in image processing and familiarity with coding in Python or Matlab. Experience with astronomical data products is preferred.

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.