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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Diamond Growth Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Quantum information and Integrated Nanosystems Group conducts quantum information science research from a shared foundation of innovative control signal design, outstanding fabrication tools and well-equipped measurement infrastructure. The group has a broad range of experimental and prototyping activities. The group’s quantum information science activities include development of superconducting and trapped-ion qubits and quantum sensing with NV-centers in diamond.

In addition the group has robust capabilities in classical superconducting circuits, CMOS design and fabrication, and integrated photonics. These component technologies are used in synergy with quantum information science demonstrations as well as in stand-alone applications that include beyond CMOS circuit technologies, energy starved sensors, compact optical communication and laser radar transceivers, and microwave photonic signal processing.

Job Description

MIT-Lincoln Laboratory is pioneering next-generation diamond material for classical and quantum applications. In support of these programs, MIT-LL has developed a state-of-the-art, in-house diamond foundry, which includes microwave chemical vapor deposition reactors, dedicated diamond processing equipment, and rapid characterization. Current primary tasks handled by the diamond foundry are

  • Diamonds tailored for quantum information science, optimizing quantum defect centers and their spin bath environment

  • Surface optimization for the creation of diamond electronics

The Lincoln Laboratory Diamond Foundry (LLDF) seeks a diamond process specialist. A successful candidate will be responsible for co-leading diamond development including directing, developing, and maintaining diamond growth capability. Central responsibilities will include

  • State-of-the-art diamond growth

  • Hardware and software modifications to diamond reactors as needed to achieve desired diamond properties and growth capabilities

  • Working with technical staff to understand diamond program needs

  • Interfacing with characterization team for rapid-cycle feedback

  • Assessing LLDF capabilities

In addition, to a passion for materials science and diamond engineering, a successful candidate must be able to demonstrate flexibility in responding to a rapidly moving environment, balancing priorities across multiple projects. Effective planning, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential.


• BS + 5 years experience, MS + 2 years experienc in Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics or related field is required.

• Knowledge and experience in single crystal diamond growth by chemical vapor deposition is highly desired.

• Familiarity with vacuum technology (chamber design, vacuum pumps, vacuum gauges, UHV techniques, flow controllers, valves and related gas handling systems, leak checkers, etc.) necessary for diamond growth is desired. Moderate understanding of machine shop techniques and other fabrication options will be beneficial.

• Proficiency in one or more of the following programs will be helpful: Solidworks, HFSS, Comsol, Opto 22, LabView

• Motivated self-starter who can direct diamond-related activities and projects with little supervision.

• Must have good written and verbal communication skills.

• Must be able to work and interact effectively with a wide spectrum of people, including technicians, technical staff, and specialists.

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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.

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