Postdoctoral Associate, Haystack Observatory

Massachusetts, United States
Jan 06, 2021
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Mar 06, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERHaystack Observatory, to work closely with radio science researchers on the investigation and development of novel mathematical and computational techniques for mitigating radio frequency interference. The goal of this work is to enable geospace and astronomy remote sensors to remain robust and operational in current and future interference environments by cancellation of unwanted signal sources.  Will help develop innovative estimation techniques to identify, characterize, and remove interference sources. This will involve the exploration and development of novel approaches to approximate adaptive signal cancellation in close collaboration with mathematicians and scientific machine-learning experts from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

This project is well suited to a postdoctoral researcher interested in exploring areas of applied mathematics, space science, and/or software radio technology.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, mathematics, electrical engineering, physics, astronomy, geophysics, or a related discipline; excellent data analysis, computing, and programming skills using Julia and/or Python; and experience with the development and implementation of mathematical techniques or signal processing algorithms in the context of real-world signals. Effective communication skills and experience writing scientific journal articles would be beneficial. Job #19031

This position is located at MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, MA.