Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD), founded in 1974, has been recognized as a national leader in the specialized fields of radiation detector materials, nuclear instrumentation, and custom detector applications. RMD has a unique corporate culture that incorporates a combination of intellectual excellence, challenging cutting-edge research, as well as diversity, stability and flexibility that combine to create an outstanding working environment. The organization is built around the principle that when the best people in the field are encouraged to merge their professional goals with their knowledge and curiosity, the best work product will emerge. Ultimately, through the pursuit of individual success and achievement, the organization will benefit. To learn more, please check us out at


RMD is looking for a Senior Scientist for the Instrument Research and Development Group to research novel solid state sensors for detection of photons (gamma rays to infrared), charged particles, and neutrons.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a reputation of excellence for the research group.
  • Personally write and submit a substantial number of successful research proposals.
  • Actively assist the senior staff to write and submit their own successful proposals by guiding the selection of topics, reviewing and improving the story lines, and improving the clarity of thought and prose contained in the submissions.
  • Contribute technically to the group’s research activities through one-on-one interactions with the technical staff with respect to experimental design and interpretation of data.
  • Originate ideas for proposals and coordinate with government agencies both by telephone and personal visits to tune those ideas to enable sufficient contract support to be obtained to allow the group to conduct important and creative research.
  • Collaborate with the other group leaders to capitalize on the multi-disciplinary nature of the company.
  • Write articles for presentation at major conferences and symposia, and publication in relevant journals. Attend professional meetings to build a rapport with scientists at universities, government facilities and other companies, and to maintain strong knowledge of the current state of the art.


  • A PhD in physics or electrical engineering, or related field to solid-state physics.
  • Broad knowledge of solid-state physics.
  • Experience with avalanche photo-diodes.
  • Working knowledge of Photonic Multiphysics Simulation Software packages is highly desired, experience with Lumerical is preferred.
  • Flexibility to learn and integrate new technologies as the field evolves.
  • History of personal success writing proposals and securing research grants.
  • SBIR experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience with writing publications and patents.

RMD is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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