MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Research Program Intern in Lexington, Massachusetts

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The Chemical, Microsystem, and Nanoscale Technologies Group combines chemistry, optics, photonics, microfluidics, and nanofabrication disciplines, enabling the development of new technologies in the areas of chemical-biological defense, diagnostic and forensic analysis, and sensors and signal processors. The work includes the design, development, and testing of chemical sensors for trace explosive and toxic chemical detection (both point and standoff); multifunctional microsystems combining sensing, actuation, and energy sources; and the design, fabrication, and demonstration of metamaterials, plasmonic and nanophotonic devices, and microfluidic components.

We are seeking a hands-on experimentalist to work on advanced colorimetric detection concepts. The intern will collaborate with a diverse group of staff to push the limits of colorimetric detection of trace chemicals. Work will include the synthesis and characterization of colorimetric dyes, incorporating these dyes into an appropriate solid support matrix, and working with other staff to incorporate the sensory materials into a test apparatus. Interested candidates with backgrounds in synthetic or organic chemistry, materials science or related fields are encouraged to reply.

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.