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Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

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R&D Applied Physicist/Electrical Engineer

About the Opportunity

Join the Pioneers at Kostas Research Institute (KRI)!

KRI stands at the pinnacle of advanced R&D, dedicated to tackling and solving today's most complex and pressing defense challenges. We're inviting an ambitious Applied Physics, Electrical, and RF Engineers to join our ranks. This your chance to help grow a high impact organization and to work on the hardest problems facing the nation today. KRI is seeking all levels of Scientists and Engineers. The level of this position (I, II, or Principal) will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. If you are passionate about defense and hold the technical capabilities, please If you're passionate about rapid prototyping, applied research, and leading projects that address the toughest problems of our age, then KRI is the workplace for you.

Why choose KRI?

Dynamic Teams: Collaborate with a diverse group of R&D enthusiasts, from engineers to scientists, all channeling their expertise to craft groundbreaking solutions.

Make a Monumental Impact: Your contributions will significantly influence KRI's Assured Communications and Electromagnetic Dominance (ACED) Technical Thrust Area, ensuring our supremacy in the field and building the division to meet what you want out of an organization.

Inclusive Consortium: Engage with a robust consortium comprising academia, industry, and government, all aiming towards practical, real-world problem-solving.

Practical Experience: KRI isn't just about theories. We value and encourage hands-on work, ensuring real-world applications for our solutions.

Tradition Meets Innovation: Originating from a focus on homeland security R&D, KRI today is a lighthouse of technological innovation, leveraging the intellectual might of R1 university partners for actionable, client-focused results.

State-of-the-Art Facilities: Nestled in the NU Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA (ICBM), KRI boasts unmatched research and testing environments, especially in fields like applied physics, electrical engineering, machine learning, and autonomous technologies.

Step into a role where you'll be a crucial member of a passionate team scientists and engineers. You'll delve deep into R&D projects, creating tangible proofs-of-concept for a varied clientele. At KRI, you're not just an engineer; you're a visionary, a problem-solver, a pioneer.


  • B.S in Relevant Field (Preferred, M.S +)
  • The ability to obtain/maintain/transfer a DOD Security Clearance is required (U.S. Citizenship, etc)
  • Preference on relevant experience (5+ years) and demonstrated examples of previous applied work preferred - with salary and rank being commensurate with experience and education.

Desired Skills/Attributes
  • Previous prototyping experience
  • Simulation Experience
  • Ability to use a scripting language (Python, etc.)
  • Self-motivated and passionate about supporting the U.S. Defense mission
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, organizational capability, and management techniques.

Other Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with Boundary Scan Analysis
  • Signal/Radar Processing Experience
  • Board Design and Layout (KiCad, Mentor, etc)
  • Exploitation of Baseband Cellular, Wifi Baseband and translation to Over the Air
  • Familiarity with modern exploitation techniques, tools, and methodologies
  • Ability to analyze network protocols throughout all layers of the network stack
  • Knowledge of common exploitation countermeasures (DEP, ASLR, etc.)
  • Knowledge of countermeasure defeats (ROP programming)
  • Knowledge of RF based over the air exploitation.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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