MIT Lincoln Laboratory Tech Staff in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Advanced Imager Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops revolutionary imaging platforms that enable impactful national security capabilities and scientific discovery. From fundamental device research, to developing camera technology for fielded systems, our group covers the full technology development spectrum from concept to prototype. Research areas include novel imager and detector design with in-house silicon and compound semiconductor fabrication facilities, leading-edge integrated circuit design, and advanced packaging and 3D integration capabilities. Examples of our technology include highly sensitive CCDs for astronomy, digital infrared imagers with on-chip processing, and single-photon-sensitive cameras for ladar and optical communications. Beyond technology development, we collaborate with government, industry, and academia to explore emerging technologies, identify next-generation sensor needs, and fabricate prototype systems.

The Advanced Imager Technology Group is seeking to hire a Technical Staff member to develop next-generation compound semiconductor-based imagers, helping the group continue its high impact in support of national security and scientific discovery. The specific role is focused on materials science (e.g. epitaxial growth and semiconductor characterization) but depending on the background of the candidate, can also include: leading imager prototyping efforts; design of novel infrared imagers; development of new device fabrication processes; or device simulation and analysis.

The ideal candidate would have outstanding communications and technical leadership skills and broad working knowledge of materials science and semiconductor physics. A deeper understanding in one of the following areas is preferred: design of detectors or other optoelectronic devices; semiconductor process integration; or characterization/optimization of advanced focal planes for an end-user environment (e.g. infrared imagers). Moderate travel is required.


Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or a related field. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. In lieu of a PhD, candidates with a MS degree and 5+ years of experience will be considered.

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.