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Biosecurity & Bioengineering Technical Staff 1: MIT Lincoln Laboratory – Lexington, MA

MIT LL is seeking a Biosecurity & Bioengineering Technical Staff 1 to expand our biosecurity and bioengineering portfolios. The candidate will be a principal investigator for projects, leading teams, defining research plans, and providing technical and management oversight. The candidate will also act as task lead or independent contributor to other projects.  The candidate will work with sponsors, collaborators, and other external communities. The candidate will work closely with experts in synthetic biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, signal processing, acoustics, and biophotonics.

The Biological & Chemical Technologies Group addresses the most impactful and challenging current and emerging national security challenges using advanced biological and chemical technologies for sponsors across the United States government. Capabilities within the Group include analytical chemistry; organic chemistry; molecular, cellular, and synthetic biology; microbiome engineering; rapid DNA sequencing; bioinformatics; mass spectrometry; laser spectroscopy; microfluidics; and rapid prototyping. These capabilities are applied to missions spanning chemical, biological, and explosives (CBE) detection and attribution; medical diagnostics and countermeasures; pathogen identification; point-of-care diagnostics; molecular intelligence; biosecurity; and DNA forensics.


  • PhD in biology, bioengineering, genetics, immunology, or related field is required or equivalent experience in related areas.
  • Experience designing and executing R&D associated with immunology, pathogens, the gut microbiome, and/or development of medical countermeasures is highly desired.
  • Familiarity with one or more of these areas is desired: statistical analysis, genetics and multi-omic analysis, computational biology.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and graphical) are highly desired. Familiarity with issues associated with biosecurity or biodefense is desired.

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.

U.S. citizenship required.

To Apply:

For a full position description and to apply, please visit https://careers.ll.mit.edu and search using requisition #32861.

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

About MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) is a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) chartered to develop advanced technology in support of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. These efforts are aligned within key mission areas: Biotechnology and Human Systems, Air, Missile & Maritime Defense; Homeland Protection & ATC; Cyber Security & Information Sciences; Communications Systems; Engineering; Advanced Technology; Space Systems & Technology; ISR & Tactical Systems. The Laboratory works with government and industry to transition new concepts, technology and prototypes into future system development and deployment.

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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