Staff Scientist

Staff Scientist

The Instrument Research and Development group at RMD has an opening for an early career staff scientist at its facility in Watertown, MA. The research group utilizes recent developments in radiation detection materials from other research groups at RMD to develop advanced instrumentation. This includes developing the instrument hardware, firmware, and software for advanced systems that include nuclear detection and imaging. The research group has developed instruments for terrestrial applications, as well instruments for deploying to space and lunar orbit. As part of developing new technologies for nuclear instruments, the research team is pursuing the development of the next generation of solid-state photomultipliers, which will surpass silicon photomultipliers. The group also develops optical instrumentation for nuclear detection, atmospheric sciences, and monitoring a patient’s health. Projects involve the characterization of semiconductor devices, readout electronics, and the development of instrumentation systems composed of sensors, electronics, computers, and software. The application of machine learning to the analysis of data has become increasingly important in recent years, and even a modest background in the field would be preferred. The person selected for this position will provide support on existing programs, while contributing to bidding on new research programs, and should have an interest in a diverse number of fields.


Qualifications & Experience of Interest

  • A BS, MS, or equivalent in Physics or in a related field,
  • Hands-on experience in electronics, spectroscopy, optics, and/or lasers,
  • Experience with semiconductor device testing,
  • Software skills of interest: machine learning, C++, Python, ROOT, MATLAB
  • Experience with nuclear instruments and methods,
  • Digital signal processing and microprocessor-based system integration,
  • Strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills,
  • Strong communication skill in technical writing.


About RMD

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD), a Dynasil company founded in 1974, has been recognized as a national leader in the specialized fields of radiation detector materials, nuclear instrumentation, and custom detector applications. RMD has a unique corporate culture that incorporates a combination of intellectual excellence, challenging cutting-edge research, as well as diversity, stability and flexibility that combine to create an outstanding working environment. The organization is built around the principle that when the best people in the field are encouraged to merge their entrepreneurial spirit with their knowledge and curiosity, the best work product will emerge. Ultimately, through the pursuit of individual success and achievement, the organization will benefit. To learn more, visit


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


RMD is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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