Riverside Research Institute

Microwave Engineer

Location US-OH-Beavercreek
ID 2024-1882
Research & Development
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Riverside Research's Applied Mathematics and Physics Solutions (AMPS) group is seeking a Microwave Engineer. Our team performs experimental and computational research in a wide range of diverse topics in physics. Current research interests include topics related to electromagnetic properties of materials subjected to high temperatures, propulsion for small satellites, and microstrip based plasma devices. The ideal candidate has a strong background involving microwave engineering, electromagnetics, and experience with the measurement of electromagnetic material properties in the microwave regime. The candidate will participate in work funded by Riverside's Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program, and work carried out under contract for the U.S. government customers. This is a full-time position in the Dayton, OH area.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.


  • Plan, design and conduct materials characterization measurements at atmosphere and in-vacuum
  • Plan, design, and conduct experimental testing and validation of theoretical models and numerical simulations
  • Carry out both independent and collaborative research
  • Author and coauthor technical proposals, peer-reviewed journal articles, and internal and external technical reports


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with microwave test equipment (VNA, Oscilloscope, etc.)
  • Familiarity with microstrip and stripline circuits.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment as well as work independently

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with material characterization or parameter measurement (e.g. complex dielectric/permittivity values) in microwave regime
  • Knowledge of electromagnetic propagation principles and effects
  • Preferred education and experience
    • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field with 4 years of experimental experience post-graduation, or
    • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field with 2 years of experimental experience post-graduation, or
    • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field with 0 years of post-grad experience
  • Familiarity with commercial software packages such as COMSOL, HFSS, CST, etc.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance

Global Comp

This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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