Sensor Systems Engineering CO-OP Student

  • Internship
  • USA
  • Posted 4 months ago
  • Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance

Company Details


Laboratory Description:

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a United States Department of Defense research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. The Laboratory provides technical expertise to the US government in domains ranging from cybersecurity to novel radar design to advanced microelectronics, and more.

Group Description:

Group 91, the Advanced Capabilities and Technologies Group, develops technologies and techniques for space control, space surveillance missions, as well as terrestrial applications. The group’s current research activities span a broad range of topics, including novel visible and infrared optical systems, optical interferometry, and computational imaging and analytics, advanced image processing algorithms and techniques, and evaluation of technologies for new space systems. The group seeks researchers and technologists from a wide variety of disciplines including physics, astronomy and mathematics as well as the applied sciences (electrical, mechanical, aeronautical and astronautical engineering).

Job Description and Team Environment:

Group 91 is seeking a Co-Op student to engage in design, modeling, and development of advanced multi-axis electric field sensor technology. The successful candidates must be working on a PhD, MS, or BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science and have the ability to work with abstract concepts. Skills and experience in one or more of the following areas are required: electronic circuit design and analysis; printed circuit board layout, assembly, and test; multi-axis electric field instrument techniques; embedded system design and development; basic wireless communication.  This position may be completed partially remotely depending on position requirements, so the ideal candidate will be self-motivated to make progress with high-level guidance.


Experience in the following areas is required:

  • Candidate for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate level degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Good analog and digital circuit design and analysis skills
  • Experience with printed circuit board design, fabrication, assembly, and test best practices
  • Understanding of multi-axis quasi-static electric field measurement techniques
  • Excellent communication skills

Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:

  • Embedded system development (e.g. embedded C, C++, Circuit Python, etc.)
  • Mechanical design, rapid prototyping, and 3d printing
  • Detailed knowledge of wireless communications techniques and their applications

Job Description

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.

Tagged as: (3d printing, rapid-prototyping, embedded c / c++ / circuit python, analog and digital circuit design

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