Senior Materials & Microsystems Integrator
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc
 Cambridge, MA

  • Senior Materials & Microsystems Integrator

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    5 months ago(5/7/2019 4:38 PM)

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  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 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

    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

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    The engineer will lead the conceptualization of new innovative solutions to complex problems by utilizing the development of novel materials, sensors, and/or actuators.   He or she will need to work across organizations to identify new opportunities, develop innovative concepts, write proposals, and then execute programs for Draper customers.   Past proposal writing experience is highly desired but not required.   Strong candidates will have experience in one more technical areas such as materials for thermoelectric power systems, hypersonic vehicles, inertial sensors and guidance systems, maritime and undersea systems, biophysical sensing and/or other problems of national importance.


    The ideal candidate will have a MS or PhD degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, physics or related field with a minimum of 7 years of experience.   

    Desired skills include:

    • Ability to develop creative solutions to complex systems problems by leveraging novel materials science, micro-sensor, and/or micro-actuator technologies.

    • Strong written and oral communication skills with business development and proposal writing experience desired.

    • Ability to model multi-physics devices and systems using modern commercial modeling and simulation tools.

    • Ability to work with small and large teams of multidisciplinary researchers that may span multiple organization and/or locations.

    • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. 

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