Antenna and Radar Research Engineer/Scientist (Junior level) - SEAL

Smyrna, GA
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Antenna and Radar Research Engineer/Scientist (Junior level) - SEAL

ID: 495093
Type: Researchers
Location: Smyrna, GA
Categories: RF, Testing, Antenna, Electromagnetics, Radar

Job Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA is searching for antenna and radar engineers/scientists to join the Antenna Systems Division (ASD) of the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL). Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor's degree and 0 to 5 years of experience in the research areas of the division. The research areas of the division include: phased array antenna systems, electromagnetic modeling and simulation, antenna test and measurement, high power microwave directed energy systems, and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC). We value bright and intellectually curious professionals and provide a work environment that allows work / life balance and opportunity. We invite you to look for opportunities at GTRI.

The responsibilities of the antenna and radar engineer/scientist include supporting externally sponsored as well as GTRI internal research and development projects including contributing to proposal efforts. The position is based in Smyrna, GA at Georgia Tech's Cobb County Research Facility (CCRF). Some travel may be required in meeting and presenting research to customers, developing business, and experimenting/demonstrating prototype systems and technology.

The phased array antenna system research area includes activities in:

Design and development of highly integrated active phased array antenna systems,
Independent technical assessment of phased array systems, including foreign threat systems,
Development of next generation digital beamforming hardware and techniques

The electromagnetic modeling and research area includes activities in:

  • Antenna performance as installed on platforms (using FEKO),
  • Radar Cross Section (RCS) modeling and predictions (using XPATCH),
  • Development of large-scaled phased array antenna models using MATLAB,
  • EMI/EMC analysis

The antenna test and calibration research area includes activities in:

  • Near-field and Far-Field antenna range testing techniques from VHF to W-Band,
  • Antenna range calibration techniques,
  • Calibration techniques for highly integrated active phased array antennas,
  • EMI/EMC testing techniques

The high power microwave research area includes activities in:

  • Independent technical assessment of HPM systems,
  • Electromagnetic Theory and Phenomenology,
  • Advancing the state of the art in HPM technology

The MMIC research area includes activities in:

  • Research and development in next generation integrated circuits for active antennas,
  • RF and digital circuit integration using silicon germanium and related semiconductors
  • High power amplifier design with GaN, GAs or other semiconductors

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field.

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor’s degree program relevant to this position will be considered

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. .



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