• Group Leader Device Physics and Engineering

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/17/2018 1:08 PM)
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  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


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    Draper is seeking a Group Leader for the Device Physics and Engineering Group.  This position is a dual-role where the candidate will spend a portion of time offering management support to the group and the remainder of the time directly contributing to and leading projects.  The desired focus areas for the direct contribution should span devices designed for harsh (high temperature and/or ionizing radiation) environments, microelectromechanical actuators and sensors, energy production and/or harvesting, devices requiring novel packaging solutions, components with reactive materials, and novel semiconductor devices. The  candidate should also have technical expertise in materials processing, engineering, and device/materials co-design.  The ideal candidate has experience in technology development and has demonstrated technical depth, but is adept at learning new technical areas.


    The Group Leader will be responsible for growing a talented staff of engineers and scientists, enriching core expertise and engineering capabilities, cultivating idea formation and proposal writing, and staffing of executing programs. The candidate will be expected to put the group on a path of continuous growth and extending the portfolio of technology offerings and capabilities. 




    The ideal candidate will have an MS or PhD in Physics, Electrical, or Materials Science and Engineering or related fields such as chemistry or mechanical engineering.


    Management skills and experience in the following areas are sought:

    -Experience with advancing the state of the art in modelling and design of miniature electromechanical or solid-state devices

    -Task leadership experience

    -Mentoring junior staff and students

    -Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

    -Experience writing proposals and reviews



    Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.


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