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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Tech Staff in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops quantum systems, including theory, engineering, and control, to address critical future technology needs. Areas of focus include developing superconducting qubits for quantum computing, trapped ions for quantum information and precision time keeping, integrated photonics, and solid-state quantum sensing. The group’s innovative research is supported by on-site state-of-the-art fabrication tools, close partnership with universities and industry, extensive test and measurement infrastructure, and daily collaboration with the 1700+ Ph.D-level scientists within Lincoln Laboratory.

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The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group seeks an integrated photonics researcher to lead and support development of next-generation photonic integrated circuit (PIC) devices and systems. The candidate will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team on the design, simulation, fabrication, packaging, characterization, and control of PIC-based systems. Work will include PIC design and simulation, including of nonlinear optical components; and device testing and packaging, including development of control circuits and feedback/feedforward stabilization loops. Circuit, platform, and component designs span a number of different material systems including silicon-based (e.g., silicon and silicon-nitride waveguides) and compound-semiconductor (e.g., InP, GaAs, GaN and their associated ternary and quaternary compositions). Hybrid integration (e.g., flip-chip, surface-bonding, heteroepitaxy) of material platforms to form more complex, highly-capable systems are also employed. Applications of these systems include quantum computing, atomic systems, advanced laser sources, microwave photonics, communications, sensing, and other areas that impact national security. Additional responsibilities include developing proposals, project planning, briefing sponsors, and report writing.


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field with significant experience in the development of PICs and their application in electronic-photonic integrated systems. A Master’s degree plus 3 or more years of experience will also be considered. Experience with photonic simulation and modeling tools (e.g., mode solution, FDTD, split-step method), interfacing with foundry resources and/or hands-on cleanroom processing, and photonic characterization equipment and techniques is required. Candidate is expected to have a detailed understanding of device physics, and the relationship between device properties and system performance. Experience working over a wide wavelength range (UV to LWIR) and is a plus, as is experience with PIC packaging and control. More general experience with computer programing for simulation or lab automation is a strong plus. Database skills are also a plus. Candidate must have proficient laboratory and analytical skills, excellent communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic multi-disciplined team environment.

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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.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

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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