Career Paths


Achieve your potential while making a difference.

At PSI, you’ll be part of a dynamic work environment with “big company” core capabilities in a small company environment. You will work with a talented group of professional scientists and engineers operating at the highest levels in their fields to solve some of the most difficult problems of our time. You’ll be challenged to think about problems at the system level while applying your cutting edge knowledge to provide revolutionary solutions to those problems. Your successes will be used by individuals ranging from medical clinicians to Special Forces operators, and you’ll work right alongside them to get there.

It’s your company to lead.

It’s not about what senior management wants. Our company runs from the bottom up, not just because we own it but because we know it works better that way. From the start of your career at PSI, you’ll engage directly with our customers, in both government and industry, to understand and solve their problems. You will continue to interact with your peers through publications and professional meeting presentations as well as through collaborative programs with some of the best universities in the country. You’ll take your research from the laboratory to test beds ranging from desert battlefields, to the deep ocean, to some of our nations most advanced clinical research facilities right here in Boston.

Take the initiative.

We’ve been around for 40+ years and we know technical leaders when we see them. If you’re an intrinsically motivated individual, for whom the outcome is the reward, check out our job postings.


At the core of PSI is a cadre of mid-career technical professionals, working with recent graduates from some of the world’s best universities, to get state-of-the-art technology out of the lab and into the hands of the users. These are technically sharp people who can think at the system level, they understand the technology development and funding processes in both government and commercial settings, and they can guide both their junior staff as well as their customers to an effective solution to the problem at hand.

If you’re one of these people and you’re looking for a supportive environment in which to practice this art, come see us. You’ll find in our organization:

  • That initiative is rewarded financially as well as intellectually,
  • The technical capability and facilities of a large company with the nimbleness of a start-up.
  • The financial and administrative resources to develop and manage large technology development programs without the bureaucracy.
  • A long history of strong financial performance with a stable leadership focused on growing a world-class employee-owned company.

We hire for a career, not a contract, and our staff is selected for their ability to lead and contribute in a broad range of technical disciplines. Everything is in place for you to move your career forward providing technical and business development leadership in our company.


Choose your Experience

PSI offers a broad range of learning opportunities for undergraduate and Masters students seeking practical experience in a Research and Development setting. We provide paid internships across a broad range of engineering and scientific disciplines. These internships may be linked to Capstone, Qualifying, or Independent Research projects supporting core degree curricula at the student’s institution. PSI may also provide material, facility, and advisory support for these projects through the academic year.

Learn by Doing

Students participating in these opportunities will work side-by-side with career professionals engaged in hands-on project work supported by our laboratories and engineering facilities, including modern instrumentation, manufacturing equipment, prototyping capabilities, and analysis methods. Many involve field work evaluating technologies at the prototype stage of development. They will be exposed to the basics of small project management, learn how to establish and achieve project objectives, and have the ability to document and present their project work to their peers and staff professionals.

Set Your Course

We were once you, and for many of us these types of project opportunities were key milestones in deciding on a future career direction. Many of our interns have gone on to graduate school and some become our employees after graduation. Whether you are planning to work after graduation or continue your education, the insights provided by your time with us will help guide that decision.