The Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) is seeking Cryogenic Engineers and scientists to help advance the physics and engineering underlying information science and technology. LPS is a premier research organization, managed and operated by the U.S. Government, focused on developing new and innovative technologies to improve national security. Across its three locations, the University of Maryland-College Park, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland, LPS conducts and supports world- class research from foundational device physics to novel architectures for high- performance computing. To learn more about LPS, visit: https://www.lps.umd.edu.
With a strong cadre of technical personnel and state-of-the-art research facilities, LPS is at the forefront of basic and applied research in cryogenic device physics. Our mission also benefits from a strong collaborative relationship with the faculty, students, and staff of the University of Maryland. Leveraging this pool of talent and experience, LPS sponsors premier research groups, across the U.S. and around the world, to advance the state of the art in a broad range of computing technologies.
As a Cryogenic Engineer, and member of the LPS Program Management team, you will push the frontiers of science by leveraging your expertise, ideas, and vision to:
Identify research challenges to enhance national security
Work with a team of scientists and engineers to establish and manage research programs
Partner with other organizations to evolve and innovate cryogenic systems
Manage and support test development activities for cryogenic systems
Perform trade studies, review test plans and document test requirements and procedures
Attend conferences, workshops and government meetings to identify future areas of investment and understand the latest in state-of-the-art research
Ph.D with at least 3 years post-degree experience or a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least 5 years post-degree experience. A Bachelor's degree in a technical area (Engineering discipline) with at least 7 years of experience will also be considered
Experience leading teams or projects
Demonstrated experience in the operation and design of a broad range of cryogenic systems, and the impact of these systems on their payloads
Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Desire to guide and influence a broad research community
Dedication to the U.S. and an interest in improving national security
U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
To learn more about LPS opportunities, please send an email to: Jobs@lps.gov
About Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Since 1956, the Laboratory for Physical Sciences, in partnership with the University of Maryland, has advanced the physics and engineering behind information science and technology. A unique organization where university, industry, and federal government scientists collaborate on research in advanced communication, sensing, and computer technologies.
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