Employment Openings

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

With offices in Cambridge, MA, we offer a collaborative research environment with excellent benefits where talented people apply their skills and grow professionally. For students, we give scores of interns every year an opportunity to participate in exciting research in a stimulating environment with the likelihood of a publication as a result.

Set Your Own Path - Research Careers at MERL

For a flavor of what MERL is like, browse our people, projects and publications pages. We also invite you to read the welcome letter (add a link here to the letter) from our President, Dr. Richard C. Waters, which will give you a sense of the company culture. If you have an interest in working at MERL please submit your resume using the "apply online" button for one of the job openings below.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Inc. "MERL" provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MERL complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Current Openings

 

AL03 - / 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.

 

MM28 - / Principal or Senior Principal Research Scientist - Speech & Audio

MERL's Speech & Audio Team is seeking an exceptional researcher in the area of artificial intelligence, with particular focus on audio, speech, and language processing. We are looking for candidates with a strong background and experience in deep learning and other advanced machine learning techniques.

Our research focuses on cutting-edge projects for robust acquisition, recognition, and understanding of speech and audio, such as end-to-end speech recognition, speech and sound separation, deep-learning-based microphone array processing, acoustic scene understanding, and multi-modal processing.

As a member of our team, you will conduct original research that aims to advance state-of-the-art solutions in the field, with opportunities to work on both fundamental and application-motivated problems. Your work will involve initiating new projects with long-term research goals and leading key efforts.

MERL is one of the most academically-oriented industrial research labs in the world, and the ideal environment to thrive as a leader in the speech and audio field. MERL strongly supports, encourages, and values academic activities such as publishing and presenting research results at top conferences, collaborating with university professors and students, organizing workshops and challenges, and generally maintaining an influential presence in the scientific community.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • At least 5 years of research experience (academia or industry) after Ph.D., and preferably some experience with project leadership.
  • Strong publication record demonstrating innovative research achievements.
  • Thorough knowledge and expertise in speech technologies as well as 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.

 

MM29 - / Research Scientist or Principal Research Scientist - Signal Processing

MERL's Computational Sensing Team is seeking an exceptional researcher 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 or imaging modalities, is a plus. Applicants must have a strong publication record in any of these or related areas, demonstrating novel research achievements.

As a member of our team, the successful candidate will conduct original research that aims to advance state-of-the-art solutions in the field, with opportunities to work on both fundamental and application-motivated problems. Your work will involve initiating new projects with long-term research goals and leading research efforts.

MERL is one of the most academically-oriented industrial research labs in the world, and the ideal environment to thrive as a leader in signal processing. MERL strongly supports, encourages, and values academic activities such as publishing and presenting research results at top conferences, collaborating with university professors and students, organizing workshops and challenges, and generally maintaining an influential presence in the scientific community.

PRINCIPALS ONLY Apply Online. No phone calls please.

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

 

CV06 - Computer Vision / Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist - Deep Learning

25 years of innovation

The Computer Vision Group at MERL conducts fundamental, academically oriented, cutting-edge research that is applied to challenging industrial problems such as object, action and scene understanding, robotic vision, and autonomous driving, as well as surveillance and monitoring systems. MERL has been setting the standard for excellence in the field for over 25 years. Before deep learning became popular, MERL published one of the first papers on a learning-based approach for super-resolution of images, and starting with the publication of the landmark Viola-Jones face detection paper, MERL has steadily contributed to the state-of-the-art in the detection & classification of objects & actions.

With more than 25 years of innovation, MERL is proud to foster an environment that gives researchers the opportunity to set their own path and pursue their passions. The culture at MERL, which values both fundamental scientific contributions and its application to real business, allows for all of our researchers to become leaders in their field. There is no other industrial lab with this level of freedom and flexibility.

Set your own path at MERL

Successful candidates will identify new problems and solutions that are fundamental to the field and broadly useful. You will conduct research to evaluate your solutions, and publish your results in selective peer-reviewed conferences and journals. Research results are typically transferred to counterparts in Japan for further evaluation and development through collaborative projects and a long-term trusting partnership.

What successful candidates look like

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related areas, and have a documented track record of creative innovation that has led to successful research outcomes. Candidates with at least 5 years of experience will be considered for senior positions. Applicants are expected to have excellent programming skills, and be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms.

We are looking for Research Scientists and Principal Research Scientists committed to setting their own path in the area of Deep Learning.

Specific problems of interest are related to scene understanding including detection, classification, labeling and prediction of objects and actions in a wide range of environments.

PRINCIPALS ONLY Apply Online. No phone calls please.

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

 

CV313 - Computer Vision / Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist - Geometric Processing

25 years of innovation

The Computer Vision Group at MERL conducts fundamental, academically oriented, cutting-edge research that is applied to challenging industrial problems such as object, action and scene understanding, robotic vision, and autonomous driving, as well as surveillance and monitoring systems. MERL has been setting the standard for excellence in the field for over 25 years. Before deep learning became popular, MERL published one of the first papers on a learning-based approach for super-resolution of images, and starting with the publication of the landmark Viola-Jones face detection paper, MERL has steadily contributed to the state-of-the-art in the detection & classification of objects & actions.

With more than 25 years of innovation, MERL is proud to foster an environment that gives researchers the opportunity to set their own path and pursue their passions. The culture at MERL, which values both fundamental scientific contributions and its application to real business, allows for all of our researchers to become leaders in their field. There is no other industrial lab with this level of freedom and flexibility.

Set your own path at MERL

Successful candidates will identify new problems and solutions that are fundamental to the field and broadly useful. You will conduct research to evaluate your solutions, and publish your results in selective peer-reviewed conferences and journals. Research results are typically transferred to counterparts in Japan for further evaluation and development through collaborative projects and a long-term trusting partnership.

What successful candidates look like

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related areas, and have a documented track record of creative innovation that has led to successful research outcomes. Candidates with at least 5 years of experience will be considered for senior positions. Applicants are expected to have excellent programming skills, and be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms.

We are looking for Research Scientists and Principal Research Scientists committed to setting their own path in the area of Geometric Processing.

Specific topics of interest include SLAM, 3D reconstruction, robotic vision, object discovery, modeling and robot manipulation, as well as 3D point cloud processing and understanding.

PRINCIPALS ONLY Apply Online. No phone calls please.

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