Research, Technical, Support, and Administrative Positions
FISCAL OFFICER, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), to serve as a member of the fiscal team of a large, interdisciplinary laboratory with a diverse sponsor base and annual activities exceeding $55M. Will serve as an advisor and point of contact to principal investigators (PIs) and project leaders for pre- and post-award matters; monitor the financial performance of active grants and contracts, providing regular updates to PIs to verify the proper distribution of resources and use of funds; provide financial analysis and oversight and prepare standard and nonstandard reports for PIs, senior administration, and sponsors; coordinate the preparation, review, and submission of government, industrial, foundation, and other organizational proposals that require regular communication with the PIs; and act as a liaison to the Office of Sponsored Programs. Will also continually monitor accounts to ensure compliance with MIT and sponsor policies through the life of the award, including the close out period at the end of a project. Will report to the assistant director for finance. Position involves regular interaction with the senior fiscal officer, RLE fiscal staff, and many departments across MIT.
REQUIREMENTS: a bachelor’s degree; at least five years of related experience with federal contracts and/or financial administration experience in a nonprofit organization; high-level proficiency using Excel and familiarity with other Office products; strong customer service orientation; excellent organizational and communication skills; and attention to detail. Knowledge of enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and multidimensional databases a plus. Should be able to work independently and enjoy working in a fast-paced and challenging environment with people at all levels. MIT experience is highly desirable. MIT-00009493
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, ATTOSECOND SCIENCE, MOLECULAR PHYSICS, AND ULTRAFAST OPTICS, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), to develop and employ novel attosecond and mid-infrared light pulse tools for the investigation and control of mechanisms of molecular dissociation in strong optical fields. Attosecond light pulses allow interaction with molecular systems on the timescale of electronic motion, while mid-infrared waves allow modification of potential energy surfaces on the timescale of vibrational motion. The goal of the project is to explore the interplay of these impulses for coherent control of a small molecule, while establishing the tools and methods for doing so. The Ultrafast X-rays Group at MIT (a joint lab with DESY in Hamburg, Germany) has built up extensive optical tools and diagnostics for strong field physics and attosecond science, including novel and intense femtosecond light-pulse sources in the near-infrared and mid-infrared and vacuum systems for high harmonic generation, electron and ion spectroscopy, and the characterization of attosecond pulses forward.
REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. (obtained or near completion) in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or a related field; and working experience with laser amplifier or vacuum systems (both preferred). A background in atomic and molecular physics and experience in attosecond pulse generation will be considered a plus. Seek a creative, well organized, and highly-motivated individual who is ready to meet the challenges of a highly multidisciplinary and multifaceted experimental project and who will work productively both independently and with others. MIT-00009522
Start date is as soon as possible.
In addition to applying online, a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for two to three references should be sent to Dr. Jeffrey Moses and Prof. Franz Kaertner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and Graduate Research Positions
RLE faculty and students resident in RLE are appointed directly by MIT academic departments or divisions:
- Biological Engineering Division
- Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Department of Materials Science and Engineering
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Physics
- Engineering Systems Division
- Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
These units, rather than RLE, handle faculty hiring and admittance of graduate students to MIT degree programs. Undergraduate or graduate students seeking to explore the possibility of research assistantships in RLE should contact the RLE principal investigator associated with a relevant field of interest directly.