Open Position: Scientist - Microwave and Terahertz Systems

Bridge12 is a privately-held company focusing on the development of cutting-edge, high-power microwave and terahertz sources and systems for use in scientific research such as magnetic resonance spectroscopy, communication systems and industrial applications. The company has a worldwide customer base and conducts groundbreaking research on applications of microwaves and terahertz in novel fields.

Job Description

As a scientist at Bridge12, you will work on multidisciplinary projects that involve all aspects of microwave/terahertz source design, development of physical prototypes, and system-level testing. You will also take leadership in conceiving new products based on innovative techniques for generating high THz power in compact systems for scientific and industrial applications and discover new applications for high-power terahertz sources. You will have the opportunity to assist in writing grant proposals for innovative product development to the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy and Department of Defense. There could be occasional travel associated with attending research conferences, tradeshows or to visit collaborators. In this specific role you will work on the development of novel systems such as:

  • Traveling wave tubes (TWT) from E-band (71-76 GHz) up to 1 THz
  • Gyrotron oscillators and amplifiers from W-Band (75-110 GHz) up to 1 THz
  • Particle accelerators for industrial and medical applications
  • High-power, low-loss transmission line systems for microwave and terahertz propagation

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Background in electromagnetics or plasma physics or vacuum-electronics or accelerator physics
  • 2-4 years of research and development of vacuum-electronics based sources (e.g. TWTs, gyrotrons) or particle accelerator R&D and microwave engineering
  • 2-4 years of experience in experimental research. Laboratory experience in working with high voltage (10-150 kV) and high magnetic fields (~15 T)
  • Microwave measurement techniques including the use of a Vector Network Analyzer
  • Must have experience using RF simulation tools such as CST Microwave Studio, Ansys HFSS (High Frequency Simulation Software) and COMSOL. Prior experience in the use of Particle-in-Cell (PIC) simulation tools is preferred
  • Proficiency writing scripts using Python, MATLAB and other modern scripting tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good team work ethics

Optional Skills & Experience:

  • Optical and other techniques for terahertz generation
  • Experience in using Ansys Mechanical and or Ansys Fluent
  • Code development for electromagnetic wave propagation and beam-wave interaction
  • Microfabrication techniques


B.S. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Physics (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred)


Bridge12 provides the following benefits: Medical, Dental coverage and 401K (with match)

Contact Information

Reference Number: S19-2112
Please email your Resume or CV with a cover letter to:

Bridge12 is an Equal Opportunity employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.