Electro-Optical Sensor Scientist/Engineer

Electro-Optical Sensor Scientist/Engineer

PSI - Boston, MA
Full-time
Doctorate

Physical Sciences Inc., located just north of Boston in Andover, is looking for an individual with strong technical skills in the area of electromagnetic and optical sensing of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats, to include Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The candidate will work closely with PSI’s Radiation Detection and Optical Sensors Areas within its Aerospace Systems Enterprise. This business unit develops hardware and algorithm-based detection systems for applications in military and homeland security markets.

The candidate will work with a strong group of existing Principal Investigators and hardware engineers to advance and grow an existing base of programs funded by DNDO, DARPA, IARPA, JPEO-CBD, and the national laboratories, as well as major detection system providers. Those efforts will implement major advances in signal processing, advanced optical systems design, and unmanned systems that enable improved detection capability across a range of fixed, mobile, and airborne platforms.

The position involves optical and electromagnetic hardware development, data analysis, mathematical modeling and software simulation of sensor systems such as optical sensors, hyperspectral imaging systems, gamma and neutron detection technologies, magnetic and electric field sensing, and radars as well as integrated networks of sensors for the surveillance of the environment. Of particular interest is experience in the miniaturization and operation of these sensing modalities on small unmanned rotorcraft.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Radar Systems, or a related field. The candidate must show demonstrated competence in scientific writing and/or development and presentation of technical materials. The candidate will need to be able to clearly present concepts to a wide spectrum of audiences. Desired skills include experience with system design, development, and experimental techniques. Excellent grasp of optics, electromagnetics, signal processing, and radar systems is strongly desired. Strong modeling and analysis skills are essential. Excellent communication and briefing skills are required. In addition, a cross-disciplinary background or other indicators of an ability to quickly learn new fields is highly desired.

US citizenship with the ability to obtain a security clearance is required.

Benefits: 
Healthcare
Medical
Dental
Flexible spending accounts
Long-tem bank (LTB) sick hours
Short term disability insurance
Long term disability insurance
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance