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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Tech Staff - Systems Analyst in Lexington, Massachusetts

Group 22—Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) Systems Group. The C-WMD Systems Group develops systems and technology for preparedness, as well as the detection, mitigation, and attribution of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive) threats. Principal sponsors are the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. The work of the group is highly interdisciplinary. Accordingly, the backgrounds of the researchers and program teams are diverse. Systems analyses are conducted to produce recommendations regarding sensors and system architectures as well as to provide guidance for U.S. government investment with respect to the research and development of advanced technologies and sensing architectures. Analyses are grounded in data and modeling to support architecture development at several levels from individual sensor development to development of sensor systems involving networks of sensors. As needed, technology development and testing may be conducted, which may also involve testing in the laboratory or in operational settings. Such experimentation can span the evaluation of chemical, biological, explosive and radiological defense technologies, methods, and prototype efforts. Research is often conducted in collaboration with stakeholder communities.

Job Description

The C-WMD Systems group is seeking a Technical Staff to support systems analysis efforts over a broad range of technology areas to address key stakeholder needs and further the Group’s core C-WMD mission areas. Examples of analysis problems include assessing sensors and sensing architectures to enable rapid detection of biological and chemical attacks; defining performance requirements for new sensing systems to detect biological and chemical threats; and evaluation of technologies and architecture concepts to aid in advanced situational awareness. Analysis often includes the development of models and simulations in coordination with stakeholder communities to incorporate operational constraints, requirements, and concepts of operation. The staff member may also support the design, prototyping and field testing of prototype homeland protection systems.

Activities within the group are highly collaborative and multidisciplinary; as a result the C-WMD Systems Group draws from a very diverse talent pool across the fields of engineering (e.g., electrical, mechanical, chemical, biomedical), physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, and biology. Staff members work in a team environment to study a broad range of technical questions of importance to countering the use and proliferation of WMDs. The work of a systems analyst involves data analysis, mathematical modeling, as well as modeling of sensing systems and their interaction with chemical, biological, explosive and radiological threats within a mission scenario context.

PhD in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Computational Biology, Systems Engineering, Applied Physics or related scientific field, or equivalent experience in technical analysis. In lieu of a PhD, a master's degree with 5+ years of directly related experience will be considered. Demonstrated skills in scientific writing and/or development and presentation of technical materials to varied audiences including the ability to clearly present concepts to a wide spectrum of audiences is highly desired.

We welcome you to apply to become an impactful member of our team. MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a diverse workplace with excellent family benefits, mentorship programs and volunteer opportunities.

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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.

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.

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