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Research Electrical Engineer - Semiconductor Device Physics, Hardware Security

Company: SRI International
Location: Princeton
Posted on: May 15, 2024

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Research Electrical Engineer - Semiconductor Device Physics, Hardware Security

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SRI International's Advanced Technology and Systems Division (ATSD) conducts innovative research and development in a wide range of disciplines, from hardware security and mixed-signal integrated circuits to novel optoelectronic materials and quantum sensing. We are attacking leading-edge challenges by inventing new technologies, developing prototypes, and constructing fieldable systems. Our work extends from basic scientific exploration to applications vital for national security. For example, in our DARPA SHIELD program we developed and demonstrated a system for protecting military electronic systems from the threat of counterfeit components using a hardware-based solution that combined a custom CMOS ASIC implementing 256-bit AES encryption, dual-channel microwave interrogator hardware communicating with the IC's on-chip antennas, and a secure database stored on cloud-based servers. Our SRI campus in Princeton NJ has an immediate opening for a Research Electrical Engineer. This creative and energetic individual will conduct state-of-the-art research within ATSD to support the growth of our programs in electronic system design, CMOS devices, and hardware security. The right candidate will possess a strong technical background in electronic hardware and CMOS devices, and will be able to innovate and thrive in a fast-paced research environment. Activities will be very hands-on, operating over a variety of projects, many of them related to national security. Responsibilities

  • Conduct basic and applied research in semiconductor devices, electronic circuits and systems, and hardware security.
  • Design, set up, and perform laboratory analysis of electronic devices and systems.
  • Design digital and analog systems including the use of high-level description languages for FPGA and ASIC design.
  • Perform physical modeling and computer-aided design using COMSOL, HFSS, SolidWorks, etc., and develop custom software tools using Python, C++, MATLAB, etc.
  • Seek, develop, and champion new research opportunities. Write and win proposals as a member of our team to actively seek funding from various government and commercial agencies.
  • Make technical presentations to external clients, academic, government, and industry audiences and to internal staff. Qualifications
    • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering. Recent graduates are welcome to apply, while industry experience is also a plus.
    • Due to government requirements, U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain/maintain/transfer a DOD Security Clearance is required.
    • Solid technical knowledge in electronic device physics and mixed-signal electronic circuits and systems.
    • Familiarity with physical measurements and laboratory instrumentation.
    • Knowledge of electromagnetics.
    • A "hacker" mentality to anticipate and defend against hardware security threats.
    • Programming experience for analysis, simulation, and instrumentation, e.g. with MATLAB, C++, Python, LabVIEW.
    • Modeling and computer-aided design experience, e.g. with COMSOL, HFSS, SolidWorks. The salary range is: $98,631 -$146,713. Salary ranges will vary and are based on several factors, including geographic location, market competitiveness and equity amongst internal employees in similar roles. SRI has a competitive benefits package, to view details please go to SRI International, an over 75-year strong pioneering research institute, has a rich history supporting government and industry. Our innovations have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value and lasting benefits to society. SRI is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities, with research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, developing products and creating custom solutions. Our organization is driven by impact - delivering unique solutions for the world's important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients and partners.

Keywords: SRI International, Trenton , Research Electrical Engineer - Semiconductor Device Physics, Hardware Security, Engineering , Princeton, New Jersey

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