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Who We Are

We are a team of instrumentation and hardware specialists dedicated to providing the research community with custom and refurbished high-performance instruments that would otherwise be out of reach. We solve challenging hardware requirements by modernizing existing designs. And when designs don't exist, we roll up our sleeves and develop something new.

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Easy Application Process

We would be pleased to work with you at our new facility in Boston. Our application process is very simple. No resume or cover letter required. The first step is completing a written technical challenge. If you do well on this, the second step is coming to our lab for a day so that you can get a better feel for the company and so that we can see you solve some hands-on problems. If you do well in the lab then we’ll make you an offer.

Who You Are

Mechanical Engineer: Electronics Packaging

You'll play where where industrial design meets electronics packaging; where your hardware is the skin and skeleton protecting delicate circuits from a cruel world; and where every corner is chamfered. When you're not brainstorming new geometries and finishes, you'll be in the lab, micrometer in hand, and that is why you'll need these skills:

  • SolidWorks or equivalent CAD
  • CNC and manual machining
  • Ferreting out the best components
  • Industrial design
  • Thermal management
  • Design for shock and vibration
  • GD&T
  • FEA
  • Reliability Engineering

Experimental Physicist: Transient Electromagnetics

You'll play with electronics where the shape of every trace on a circuit board matters; where bond wires are inductors, and where the skin effect is waiting around every corner. When you're not learning about new materials and geometries by troubleshooting state-of-the-art pulse generators, you'll be testing your new ideas with a 20 GHz oscilloscope; and that is why you'll need these skills:

  • Achieve high output power without sacrificing rise time
  • Apply nonlinear transmission lines to pulse generation
  • Optimize planar and coaxial transmission lines for pulsed waveforms
  • Measure signals with >10 Ghz bandwidth
  • Design systems with broadband impedance matching
  • Maximize system performance by ferreting out the best components
  • Reliability engineering

Experimental Physicist: Low-Noise Measurements

You'll play with systems where every charge carrier matters, where actively driven guards are the norm, and where the capacitance of your labmates is your noise floor. When you're not learning about leakage current by troubleshooting state-of-the-art gamma spectroscopy detectors, you'll be testing the noise temperature of your latest design; and that is why you'll need these skills:

  • Measure signals at the nV and pA levels
  • Design precision circuits tolerant of component drift and aging
  • Minimize 1/f, Johnson, and shot noise during system use and design
  • Prevent EMI, RFI, and microphonics at the board level
  • Maximize system performance by ferreting out the best components
  • Apply active guarding and shielding
  • Reliability engineering

Experimental Physicist: Photonics

You'll play where optics meets electronics, where photons are a precious resource to be counted one-by-one, and where fractions of a wavelength are the yardstick by which you measure everything else. When you're not learning atmospheric pressure compensation by troubleshooting interferometric measurements, you'll be bringing your new designs to life with a fusion splicer; and that is why you'll need these skills:

  • Generate short optical pulses and pulse trains using gain-switched laser diodes
  • Compensate for all types of dispersion in fiber optic systems
  • Apply photodetectors in unusual configurations to maximize performance
  • Ensure that information is preserved when photons and electrons are exchanged
  • Create multi-dimensional imaging systems by using all accessible properties of photons
  • Harness interference phenomena to measure irregular surfaces to nanometer accuracy
  • Reliability engineering

Experimental Physicist: Picosecond Imaging

You'll play with imaging systems where information rates are measured in hundreds of GHz, where the speed of light is your biggest problem, and where every photoelectron must be counted. When you're not learning about how to go faster by troubleshooting state-of-the-art streak cameras, you'll be benchmarking your latest design against a femtosecond laser, which is why you'll need these skills:

  • Classical electrodynamics
  • Electron optics
  • RF and electrostatic acceleration
  • Photocathodes
  • Ultrafast lasers
  • Ultra-high vacuum
  • Picosecond electronics
  • Electron multipliers
  • Direct electron detectors
  • Reliability engineering

Electronics Engineer: User Interface

You'll play where the user meets our hardware; where sometimes the best solution is a touchscreen but sometimes it's a toggle switch; and where you'll finally get to build that pleasurable interface that you've always dreamed of when working in lab. When you're not designing combinational logic, you'll be imagining new workflows that your interface needs to support, and that is why you'll need these skills:

  • SolidWorks or equivalent CAD
  • CNC and manual machining
  • Ferreting out the best components
  • Industrial design
  • Thermal management
  • Design for shock and vibration
  • GD&T
  • FEA
  • Reliability Engineering