Job position at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD. Deadline is on

Cryogenics Research Engineer

Research and Exploratory Development

Job summary
Cryogenics engineers support existing programs through day-to-day operations of various cryogenic systems and experiments, as well as supplying high-quality ideas and insights into existing problems, leading to novel solutions adaptable to APL and sponsor needs. Your primary responsibility will be to develop creative, independent research to complement existing efforts that use dry 1K systems and dry dilution refrigerator infrastructure. You will collaborate with a diverse team of physicists, electrical engineers, materials scientists, and fabrication technicians to develop innovative device, sensor, and system prototypes.


  • Possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher in physics, engineering or a closely related field (e.g., Materials Science, Applied Physics).
  • Have 1+ year experience with cryogenic systems or in characterizing materials or systems at cryogenic temperatures.
  • Have a strong desire work in an interdisciplinary, applied science environment.
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a TS/SCI+poly level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you:

  • Have experience crafting, fabricating, and testing cryogenic sensors.
  • Have a masters degree or higher in engineering, physics, or a closely related field.
  • Have significant experience operating millikelvin test systems.
  • Hold an active TS/SCI +poly security clearance.

Tip: To strengthen your application consider posting a video-summary of your most exciting research.