Employment Openings

We are always on the lookout for exceptional scientists and engineers to join the MERL team.

With offices in Cambridge, MA, we offer an excellent benefits package and work environment for talented people to apply their skills and grow professionally in a nerd-friendly environment. For students who are interested in pursuing an exciting summer of research and prototyping, we hire scores of interns every year.

For a flavor of what MERL is like, browse our people, projects and publications pages. We also invite you to read the welcome letter from our President, Dr. Richard Waters, which will give you a sense of the company culture. If you have an interest in working at MERL please contact us.

You may send resumes to:

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
201 Broadway, 8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139-1955

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Qualified applicants for employment at MERL are individuals who have or can obtain full authorization to work in the U.S. and do not require export licenses to receive information about the projects they will be exposed to at MERL. The U.S. government prohibits the release of information without an export license to citizens of several countries, including, without limitation, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria (Country Groups E:1 and E:2 of Part 740, Supplement 1, of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations).


Current Openings


CV06 - Computer Vision / Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist

MERL is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist in the Computer Vision Group. This group pursues cutting-edge research in computer vision for information capture, extraction, analysis, and display from 2D, 3D and 4D data, using deep learning, 3D geometry, image processing, 3D graphics & modeling. We perform research ranging from fundamental to applied with a strong emphasis on tackling difficult problems in computer vision. We are currently searching for a colleague to work on problems related to detection, classification, labeling and prediction of objects and actions in a wide range of environments. The group applies its specialized knowledge to challenging industrial problems in areas including robotics, automobiles, safety and security, retail systems, large and small displays, building systems, and medicine. We also contribute to and maintain strong connections in the research community through university collaborations, publications, conference participation, sabbaticals and internships.

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate, lead and perform original research within the above areas, and to extend MERL's domain of expertise. Further qualifications are detailed below.


  • Identify new problems and solutions that are broadly useful. Conduct research to evaluate these solutions and publish results in selective peer-reviewed conferences and journals. Conceive futuristic business possibilities and the technology and methods to address them.
  • Learn about existing Mitsubishi Electric businesses and consider their needs when defining research initiatives. Collaborate with Mitsubishi Electric labs in Japan to transfer information, prototypes, and code.
  • Assist in preparing your patent applications.


  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related areas.
  • Documented track record of creative innovation and of developing, conducting, and leadingsuccessful research projects.
  • Excellent programming skills (C/C++, Matlab, Python, etc).
  • Good presentation and writing skills are expected.
  • Applicant must be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and balance workloadamong different projects.

PRINCIPALS ONLY Apply Online. No phone calls please.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


HQ24 - Headquarters / System Network Administrator

Seeking a Network Administer to join an IT team at a high-performing, high-energy scientific laboratory. The job requires dedication, flexibility, and responsiveness in a dynamic environment to provide a variety of IT Support services to its research and management groups.

Install PC hardware and peripheral components such as workstations, monitors, keyboards and printers.

  • Perform desktop and application support, and update service call status as required.
  • Replace defective or inadequate software and hardware.
  • Load specified Microsoft and vendor software packages on machines.
  • Perform Network Administration procedures and implementations as needed on servers and switches.
  • Respond to inquiries concerning systems operation.
  • Diagnose system hardware, software, and operator problems.
  • Instruct users in use of equipment and company software.
  • Recommend or perform minor remedial actions to correct problems.
  • Coordinate activities with other information systems personnel.
  • Work with clients in a cordial and professional manner both on and offsite.
  • Train and learn company specific software applications to be implemented in customer sites.
  • Other projects assigned as needed.


  • Microsoft Windows 10, 2008, 2012, 2016
  • Experience with Active Directory and GPO
  • Microsoft Office Suite 2016, 365
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Enterprise Anti-Virus Software Solution (TM OfficeScan, Symantec (SEP), MCSS, McAfee)
  • 3-5 years of Desktop and Application Support Experience and customer service experience.
  • Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit MDT and WDS
  • Software deployment technologies (ghost, repackaging tools)
  • Strong Networking (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, routing, subnetting)
  • Remote access technologies (VPN, dial-up, terminal services)

Helpful to also have:

  • MAC or Linux Experience
  • Scripting Experience
  • Full Disk Encryption

The hours for this position are 9:00AM-5:00PM or 10:00AM-6:00PM.

PRINCIPALS ONLY Apply Online. No phone calls please.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


ME25 - Mechatronics / Visiting Research Scientist

MERL has an open position for Visiting Research Scientist in the Mechatronics Group. The Mechatronics group pursues cutting-edge research in control systems design, dynamical systems, optimization, and estimation algorithms, with applications to transportation systems, automotive, factory automation and robotics, building systems and HVAC, satellite systems, and electric power systems.

The candidate is expected to perform state of the art research in at least one of the two areas:

  • (1) formal methods for control design of cyber-physical systems (CPS);
  • (2) combined model-based and machine-learning approaches for control design.

The key applications areas will be in automotive, mobile robotics, and energy management. Strong algorithm implementation skills in Matlab are expected, and working knowledge in C/C++ and ROS, or desire to spend considerable time in learning them is highly desired.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Conceiving and conducting innovative and relevant research in at least one of the above areas
  • Publishing results in leading technical journals, conferences and in patent applications,
  • Applying the research results to company-relevant R&D projects,
  • Collaborating with research staff, academic partners and mentoring interns.

Qualifications for this position are:

  • A Ph.D. from an internationally-recognized institution in mechanical, electrical, aerospace engineering, or computer science with focus on control or machine learning
  • A strong publication record consistent with experience,
  • Extensive knowledge of formal methods for control design or machine learning
  • Experience and interest in implementing algorithms in robotic laboratory setups
  • Strong teamwork, communication, listening and teaching skills.

PRINCIPALS ONLY Apply Online. No phone calls please.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


MM23 - Multimedia / Research Scientist - Speech

MERL's Speech & Audio Team is seeking an exceptional researcher in the areas of audio, speech, and language processing to work on robust acquisition, recognition and understanding. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in advanced machine learning techniques for speech and language processing.

Our research focuses on cutting-edge projects such as speech and sound separation, deep-learning-based microphone array processing, end-to-end speech recognition, and audio-visual question answering. As a member of our team, you will conduct original research and contribute to ongoing initiatives within the team.


  • Conduct innovative research aiming to redefine the cutting edge in speech and audio processing.
  • Publish results in major international conferences and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Maintain an influential presence in the academic community, for example via participation in technical and organizing committees.
  • Assist in the patenting of developed technology and its transfer to R&D labs in Japan.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Thorough knowledge and expertise in speech technologies.
  • Strong publication record demonstrating innovative research achievements.
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant machine learning and optimization techniques.
  • Excellent programming skills, particularly in Python and deep learning toolkits.

PRINCIPALS ONLY Apply Online. No phone calls please.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


MM26 - Multimedia / Visiting Research Scientist - Signal Processing

MERL invites applications for a one-year postdoc in the area of signal processing, with particular emphasis on signal acquisition and active sensing technologies. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field.

The successful candidate will have an extensive signal processing background and familiarity with related techniques, such as compressive sensing and convex optimization. Specific experience with wave propagation or PDE constrained inverse problems, or with signal acquisition via ultrasonic, radio, optical or other sensing modalities, is preferred. Applicants must have a strong publication record in these areas, demonstrating novel research achievements.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Conduct innovative research on active sensing and signal acquisition technologies
  • Collaborate with MERL researchers in an inter-disciplinary and open work environment
  • Publish results in major international conferences and peer-reviewed journals

Position available immediately. Appointments for less than one year may also be considered.

PRINCIPALS ONLY Apply Online. No phone calls please.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


AL03 - Algorithms / Postdoctoral Researcher - Optimization and Inference

MERL seeks a highly motivated individual to collaborate in one or more research projects on the optimization of discrete network flows in problems relating to transport and inference. Some of the application areas we are currently studying include exotic people-moving systems, wireless communications, image denoising and enhancement, and medical image interpretation. Duties will include original research, algorithm development, software implementation, and extensive simulation, testing, and analysis. The candidate may also elect to devote part of each week to independent research.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Ph.D. in computer science or allied fields from a well-recognized institution (or equivalent training and experience); MERL will also consider exceptional candidates regardless of credentials.
  • A balance of theoretical and practical orientation.
  • Software prototyping and development skills.
  • Background in probability, statistics, and discrete/continuous/convex optimization. Knowledge of computer vision, audition, and/or graphics a plus.
  • The proven ability to make and publish fundamental innovations.
  • Some relevant industrial experience.

This is a ground floor opportunity in a world-class research laboratory.

PRINCIPALS ONLY Apply Online. No phone calls please.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.