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Counter-proliferation Engineer/Scientist (Junior level) - ACL - 1533

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Atlanta, GA
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Title: Counter-proliferation Engineer/Scientist (Junior level) - ACL - 1533
JobID: 1533
Location: Atlanta, GA

Working Title:  Counterproliferation Engineer/Scientist (Junior level)  ACL 1533

        Internal Title:

        Research Engineer/Scientist/Associate I


Position: Full Time

Level:  RE I/RS I/RA I

Primary Location: Atlanta, GA

Travel Required: 25-50% CONUS

Lab: Advanced Concepts Laboratory (ACL)

Reporting To: Counterproliferation Technology Program Office

Job Description

The Counterproliferation Technology Program Office (CPTPO) within ACL fuses information from operational arenas, subject matter experts, and intelligence assessments to meet the needs of the warfighter.  CPTPO provides world-class, forward-looking thought leadership and turn-key, best-of-class technical solutions to the countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) and improvised threat enterprise for U.S. Government and other sponsors.  The role of this position is to further working relationships with the weapons of mass terrorism (WMT) threat communities including the counter weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) and the improvised threat proliferation communities.  The position may involve use of or development of state-of-the-art modeling and simulation tools to perform critical analysis of system performance.  Additionally, the position may involve field-based experimental/testing activities.  A solid operational and technical analytic ability is a major asset in this position.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering/Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or other related discipline; Master’s degree preferred.  Requires 0-5 years of relevant experience; prior military operational or government experience in countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) is preferred.   

Due to our numerous contracts with the federal government, US Citizenship and ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance are required. Current TS is preferred.

Advanced Concepts Laboratory (ACL)

ACL focuses on the transition of basic academic research in electromagnetic effects and devices into prototype systems that demonstrate new capabilities. The capabilities of interest are typically sensing, scattering control, electromagnetic field control and measurement, and signal filtering, all of which support GTRI’s core system-level capabilities. In support of this work the laboratory develops and maintains world-class modeling and measurement capabilities for electromagnetic phenomena, from quasi-static to UV wavelengths. ACL is a leader in precise radio frequency (RF) and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) measurements in addition to technology development.

To learn more about ACL, please visit

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

GTRI is a highly-regarded applied research and development organization. Each day, GTRI’s science and engineering expertise is used to solve some of the toughest problems facing government and industry across the nation and around the globe.

GTRI redefines innovation by tackling customers’ most complex challenges with the right mix of expertise, creativity and practicality. Our expert scientists and engineers turn ideas into workable solutions and then put those solutions into action. We have been a trusted government and industry partner since 1934.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

Degrees are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

The strong academic work ethic at Tech is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating both intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and some 400 student organizations.

Alongside their academic achievements, Tech students are also active in the community, earning a well-rounded education through community service activities.

As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century.

Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.