Chemical Synthesis and Analysis Engineer

Lexington, MA

The Biological and Chemical Technologies Group addresses significant current and emerging national security challenges using advanced biological and chemical technologies. Capabilities within the Group include molecular, cellular, and synthetic biology; microbiome engineering; rapid DNA sequencing; bioinformatics; microfluidics; mass spectrometry; laser spectroscopy; and organic chemistry. These capabilities are applied to missions spanning chemical, biological, and explosives (CBE) detection and attribution; medical diagnostics and countermeasures; pathogen identification; point-of-care diagnostics; molecular intelligence; biosecurity; biomanufacturing, DNA forensics, and additive manufacturing.

Job Description

The Biological and Chemical Technologies Group seeks a candidate to join a multidisciplinary team that is focused on developing new means to synthesize, collect, analyze, process, and/or identify chemical materials. The specific projects include mobile sensors for security and environmental applications, trace detection of threat chemicals, and the synthesis of new and unusual materials. These projects involve bench synthetic and analysis efforts, field work collecting data in real-world operational environments and interacting with end-user and collaborator organizations. We welcome anyone interested in this work to apply to become an impactful member of our team.

Position Requirements:

B.A., B.S., or M.S. in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent with experience in the synthesis and characterization of organic and/or inorganic materials.

Requirements include familiarity with common methods of chemical analysis (i.e., NMR, mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, gas/liquid chromatography, etc.) and direct experience in at least one of them. Additionally, the ideal candidate would have excellent written and oral communication skills.

At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!

Please visit our Benefits page for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks. 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. Requisition ID: 40973

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