Friday, December 18, 2015

Jobs and Internships at MIT Lincoln Lab in Advanced Undersea Systems and Technology Group

MIT Lincoln Laboratory just spun up an undersea-specific group and are looking to hire soon-to-graduate students at all levels (Ph.D, Masters, and Bachelors) for full time positions, as well as summer Graduate student interns. Group details and job descriptions are below. 

Job descriptions are below, and also available on the employment opportunity website:

Requisition numbers: (Ph.D. full time - 1537, MS full time - 1505 , Bachelors full time - 2003, Graduate summer interns - 2107)

For all positions, the following applies:

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.


Group description:
The Advanced Undersea Systems and Technology Group works with the U.S. Navy and other sponsors within the Department of Defense (DoD) to perform rigorous systems analyses;  create new system architectures; and develop acoustic and non-acoustic multi-domain sensor concepts, autonomous capabilities, signal processing techniques, and  undersea networks and communication system concepts. This work addresses the DoD's increasingly important need to enhance its capabilities in surveillance and communications via undersea systems. The technical staff hold advanced degrees in electrical engineering, physics, applied mathematics, ocean engineering, and computer science. The group conducts parametric analysis, field testing, and data collection to prove new concepts and collaborates closely with other groups within the Air, Missile and Maritime Defense Technology Division and throughout the Laboratory.

For the full time staff, the job description is:
The Advanced Undersea Systems and Technology Group is in search of a candidate that is skilled at defining and evaluating technical approaches to solve problems important to the undersea domain. The group is considering candidates capable of contributing in several of the following areas: signal processing and detection, parameter estimation, model development for evaluating algorithms and undersea architectures, physics-based analysis and engineering assessment, and multi-domain prototyping.  Candidates must be able to work well within a team and collaborate with experienced technical staff to refine problem statements as well as work independently to perform analysis, develop candidate solutions, and implement methodologies to evaluate the utility of candidate solutions. Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

For the summer interns, the job description is:
MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Advanced Undersea Systems and Technology Group seeks a summer intern to be involved in supporting development of advanced acoustic signal processing techniques. In particular,  the reassigned spectrogram (or time-corrected instantaneous-frequency spectrogram) is a spectral analysis tool often used to determine the precise instantaneous frequencies and associated times of occurrence of spectral components in an acquired signal of interest. It has been described in the literature as an effective method of analysis for, among other things, human speech, animal communications, and music. In this project, we would like to explore various aspects of the reassigned spectrogram including efficient implementations, display methods (specifically artifact removal/de-noising), and extensions to the analysis of other non-stationary signals.