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Massachusetts Institute of Technology RF Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

RF Engineer

  • Job Number: 22761

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Plasma Science and Fusion Center

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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RF ENGINEER, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to provide support (design, analysis and operation) for physics projects aimed at PSFC’s core mission of accelerating the development of fusion energy. The primary project to be supported is the high field side current drive project at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in San Diego. The RF transmitters are based on 4.6 GHz klystrons and utilize PSM and advanced pulsed power supplies. The application of RF power to plasmas is extremely challenging and PSFC has a tradition of relentless innovation. Will be responsible for the RF transmitter, associated power supplies, instrumentation, and control; and for the instrumentation and control of the klystron transmitter; deliver detailed concepts and support these concepts with detailed modeling; participate in and lead design reviews; provide critical analysis and suggestions for overcoming design and operational challenges; and identify process deficiencies and develop solutions to improve those deficiencies. Will join a team of physicists, engineers, and technicians and will be expected to create a work environment that is conducive to teamwork and professional development. The position offers an opportunity for the RF engineer to present the results of their work at technical conferences and to publish them in peer-reviewed journals.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s or associate’s degree in electrical engineering or military training and two-plus years of experience; solid knowledge of CAD and circuit analysis software; ability to take a project from the conceptual stage through to completion; and excellent prioritization and project development skills. PREFERRED: experience with high-power pulsed or CW transmitters, klystrons, or similar equipment; and experience with multi-physics simulation software (COMSOL, Microwave Studio). Job #22761 The position is located in San Diego and is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 5/18/23