Member of technical staff

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A Member of Technical Staff (MTS) is the title for permanent research staff at some institutions and companies. It is roughly equivalent to an assistant professor or associate professor at a university or a chief technical officer (CTO) in a technology startup company.[1]

A Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) is roughly equivalent to a full professor (or emeritus professor) at a university or a chief executive officer (CEO) of a technology startup company. The term is especially used at Bell Labs.[1] Other related titles used include:[2]

  • Principal Member of Technical Staff (PMTS)
  • Lead Member of Technical Staff (LMTS)
  • Senior Member of Technical Staff (SMTS)
  • Associate Member of Technical Staff (AMTS)
  • Consulting Member of Technical Staff (CMTS)

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