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Applied Electromagnetics (AEL)

The Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory provides stimulating work opportunities in electromagnetics, photonics, RF technologies, and computational physics. We have unique capabilities for designing small or conformal antennas and integrating these technologies in vehicle systems. We’re also developing state-of-the-art optoelectronics technologies for microwave signal distribution, waveform generation and signal processing. In computational physics, we apply the world’s leading expertise in electromagnetic modeling, electronic material design, and quantum information science to design new electromagnetic and electronic materials and devices. Qualified candidates with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree are encouraged to submit their resumes.

  • Research Staff, Photonic Devices and Systems -1450.04
  • Research Staff, Antennas and RF/Microwave/Millimeter Wave Circuits -1450.05
  • Research Staff, Chip-Scale Photonics -1450.07
  • Development Engineer, Photonics Test and Measurement - 1450.08
  • Instrumentation Software Engineer - 1450.09
  • Research Staff, Semiconductor Device Physicist - 1450.10
  • Development Engineer - 1550.01

Information & Systems Sciences (ISSL)

The Information & Systems Sciences Laboratory offers many rewarding opportunities for technical growth and exciting participation on the leading-edge research in wireless communications, neuromorphic computing, brain-machine interfaces, trusted computing, target recognition, and automated knowledge and content extraction. Candidates with a Ph.D. or MS degree or equivalent experience in network sciences, computational neuroscience, mathematics, robotics, machine learning and pattern recognition, computer science and engineering, and demonstrated achievement in related areas are invited to submit their resumes.

  • Post Doc Research Staff, Social Media Analysis & Data Mining -1221.01
  • Research Staff, Social Media Analysis & Data Mining -1221.06
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Social Media Analysis & Big Data -1221.07
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Concept Analysis and Graph Methods - 1321.03
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Secure Computation - 1321.05
  • Research Staff, Autonomous Unmanned Systems - 1321.07
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Network Science-based Mobile Network Security - 1321.08
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Autonomous Unmanned Systems - 1321.09
  • Post Doc Research Staff, High Assurance Software - 1421.02
  • Post Doc Research Staff, High Assurance Distributed Systems - 1421.04
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Semantic Feature Learning and Graph Methods - 1421.05

Microelectronics (MEL)

The Microelectronics Laboratory has a variety of opportunities for professional growth and high-visibility on projects developing state-of-the-art mixed-signal integrated circuits and MMICs operating at millimeter wave frequencies; heteroepitaxial III-V materials and devices (including InP, GaN, and antimonide-based semiconductors); and growing activities in electronic subsystem simulation and analog signal processing. Candidates with a Ph.D. or M.S. degree and experience in electrical engineering or other related engineering disciplines and demonstrated achievement in these areas are invited to submit their resumes.

  • Senior R&D Specialist - 1231.07
  • Development Engineer, GaN Post Processing - 1231.13
  • Development Engineer, Sr. - Etch (2nd shift) - 1331.10
  • Engineering Specialist - 1331.15
  • Development Engineer, RF GaN Process and Layout - 1331.21
  • Research Staff, Electron Beam Lithography - 1331.24
  • Research Staff, Computer Engineering - 1431.03
  • Development Engineer, Sr. - SiGe LPCVD - 1431.04
  • Development Engineer Sr., Photolithography (FK) - 1431.07
  • Research Staff, System Engineer - 1431.09
  • Research Staff, CMOS Nanoelectronics - 1431.10
  • Integration Engineer - 1431.21
  • Manager, Research Dept. - 1531.01
  • Development Engineer, RF Module and PCB Designer - 1531.02
  • Senior R&D Specialist - 1531.03
  • IC Design & Hardware Engineering - 1531.04
  • Engineering Specialist, Process Engineer - 1531.05

Sensors & Materials (SML)

The Sensors and Materials Laboratory offers a wide range of career opportunities working in the areas of engineered structural and active materials, energy and thermal technologies, nanotechnologies, innovative detector materials and sensors, and microelectromechanical (MEM) device design and processing. The lab possesses exceptional technical strength in applied materials science, novel chemical technologies and innovative detector design and fabrication. Our multidisciplinary staff includes worldclass scientists and engineers in materials science; mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering; physics and chemistry. Qualified candidates with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree are encouraged to submit their resumes.

  • Post Doc Research Staff, MEMS Device & Fabrication - 1360.07
  • Research Staff, Polymer Modeling - 1360.09
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Electronic Devices - 1360.12
  • Post Master's Research Staff - 1460.03
  • Development Engineer, Cryogenic Device Characterization - 1460.04
  • Development Engineer, Chemical and Materials Fabrication - 1460.07
  • Research Staff, Physical Chemist - 1460.11
  • Development Engineer Sr., Cryogenic Measurement System Development - 1460.14
  • Research Staff, Architected Materials - 1460.16
  • Research Staff, Cryogenic Physics - 1460.19
  • Research Staff - 1460.20
  • Post Doc Research Staff, Polymer Scientist - 1460.21
  • Development Engineer, Prototyping and Composites Processing - 1560.01
  • Development Engineer, Structures and Dynamics - 1560.02
  • Development Engineer, Materials Processing - 1560.03


  • Financial Analyst Senior, Program Control - 1443.01
  • Financial Analyst Senior - 1443.02
  • Financial Analyst Senior - 1543.01


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