Physical Chemist

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Physical Chemist

PSI - Boston, MA

Physical Sciences Inc., located just north of Boston in Andover, is looking for an individual with strong technical skills in the area of sensor development and implementation, data fusion, and image processing for the development of chemical, biological, and radiological sensing systems. The position involves developing hardware and algorithm-centered detection systems for monitoring and screening applications.

The candidate will work with a strong group of existing Principal Investigators and hardware engineers in the Detection Systems business unit to advance and grow an existing base of programs funded by DHS CWMD, DARPA, and the national laboratories, as well as major detection system providers. Those efforts will develop and implement major advances in sensor technology, detection algorithms, and signal processing that enable improved detection capability across a range of fixed, mobile, and airborne platforms.

The applicant should have experience in one or more of the following areas: Electro-optic (UV-Visible) , IR, and nuclear (gamma/neutron) detection and identification, signature generation, modeling and simulation, object recognition and classification, and registration of outputs from multiple sensor modalities, in addition to a familiarity with optically-based remote sensing methods including LIDAR, image processing and sensor fusion.

The most favorable candidates will have already exhibited a record of accomplishment in the development of detection systems with an emphasis on implementation in hardware and successful field tests. While technical ability is most highly valued, the ability to interact with hardware engineers, as well as customers and potential customers, and good writing skills are highly valued.

An MS or PhD degree in Physical Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering is required. Five years of post-degree experience in the field is desirable.

US citizenship with the ability to obtain a security clearance is required.

Flexible spending accounts
Long-tem bank (LTB) sick hours
Short term disability insurance
Long term disability insurance
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance