Student Technical Assistant

The Structural & Thermal-Fluids Engineering Group provides innovative multidisciplinary engineering solutions through the development of advanced mechanical and aerospace technologies for sea, ground, air, and space-based prototype systems for national security applications. Examples include the development of structural-material systems for spaceborne imaging and laser communication terminals, heat exchangers for high-flux laser and RF solid-state devices, and aerodynamic designs and multifunctional materials for UAV platforms. New technologies and engineering solutions are developed through high-fidelity models and multidisciplinary simulations, environmental and materials characterization testing, and advanced materials to optimize solutions to meet ever increasing performance, size, weight, and environmental challenges.

The group seeks a Spring-Summer 2019 (approximately January through August) Student Technical Assistant in the Mechanical/Aerospace engineering fields of structural, thermal, and fluids engineering.  Duties could include creating and running analysis models (finite element structural and/or thermal models, CFD models, etc), running software analysis codes, analyzing model results and generating new designs based on those results, structural and thermal testing, research and development of new capabilities, and design.

-Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate program of study in engineering beginning in Fall 2019 (Preferred majors: Mechanical Engineering, Aero/Astro, Aerospace Engineering).
-Completed Mechanics of Materials and Thermal-Fluids or equivalent classes.
-GPA 3.0/4.0 or higher.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Full time