Textile Technologist

The Chemical, Microsystem, and Nanoscale Technologies Group combines chemistry, optics, photonics, microfluidics, and nanofabrication disciplines, enabling the development of new technologies in the areas of chemical-biological defense, diagnostic and forensic analysis, and sensors and signal processors. The work includes the design, development, and testing of chemical sensors for trace explosive and toxic chemical detection (both point and standoff); multifunctional microsystems combining sensing, actuation, and energy sources; and the design, fabrication, and demonstration of metamaterials, plasmonic and nanophotonic devices, and microfluidic components.


We are searching for a candidate to join a fast-paced, high-energy team innovating on the frontiers of advanced fibers and fabrics. The candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists pushing the boundaries of fiber and fabric functionality, from age-old thermal, mechanical, and aesthetic functions to next generation technological functions including fabrics that change color, store and convert energy, actively heat and cool, and connect to the cloud. This individual will be involved in all aspects of development, from multifunctional fiber design and production to fabric preparation and testing and full system integration. Work will be conducted largely at the recently founded Defense Fabric Discovery Center.



B.S. in textile engineering or related field is highly desirable. Hands-on experience with weaving and/or knitting as well as pattern making and garment cut/sew is highly desirable.  Knowledge of textile engineering techniques, including weaving, knitting, composites, and related disciplines, is desirable. Familiarity with automated manufacturing is desirable. Ability to work independently and in teams is highly desirable.


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