Laser Development and Engineering


POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory is seeking an experienced technician responsible for operating thin film deposition chambers, including the implementation of design strategies, management of coating equipment and inspection of optics to be coated. Candidate will participate in many aspects of coating, including process development and documentation, production, analysis and inspection; and also be responsible for oversight of coating equipment usage. Candidate will need to a hands-on approach toward preventative maintenance, minor repairs and equipment improvements.


  • Operate optical coating equipment to manufacture high-damage threshold coatings
  • Perform metrology measurements for coating characterization
  • Maintain reliable records, including accurate run logs of all coating runs and maintenance logs
  • Inspect cleaned optics to ensure surface to be coated is free of defects


  • Experience working within a manufacturing environment
  • High attention to detail and effective organizational skills
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Electronics and vacuum coating experience desirable and an understanding of computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and large glass substrates
  • Willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have an Associates degree in electronics, optics, or mechanical technology, plus two-years experience in a hands-on technical field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at
Please apply to Job Opening ID 200669.

Posted on 7 April 2017


The Optics and Imaging Sciences Group seeks an engineer to support optics design, testing, prototyping, and procurement. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently and communicate clearly, both in writing and orally, to function in support of scientists and engineers within LLE. The candidate must have experience in optics design and prototype testing with a strong aptitude for mechanical engineering and computer-based imaging. The person must possess competency with at least one optics design program and one CAD program. BS or MS in physics or engineering (or a degree in other technical fields such as optics, chemistry, etc.) is required.

Candidates are invited to apply online at
Please apply to Job Opening ID 188322.
Posted on 25 March 2015


The Target Production Group at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics has a position open for an entry level laboratory engineer. The position requires the ability to simultaneously manage multiple experiments. The candidate will be the liaison between the scientific staff and target assembly team. Background using stereo and compound microscopes and metrology equipment is a plus. The successful candidate will have a four year degree in science or engineering disciplines.

Candidates are invited to apply online at
Please apply to Job Opening ID 202616.

Posted on 11 July 2017

OMEGA Facility



The Theoretical Division seeks a plasma physicist to lead a growing team of scientists in the Plasma group. This team is currently comprised of six Ph.D. scientists carrying out research in areas of laser-plasma interaction physics relevant to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high energy density physics (HEDP), with an emphasis on the mitigation of laser plasma instabilities (LPI) in direct-drive ICF. The candidate would be expected to continue the development of numerical simulation tools for direct-drive ICF, be engaged and contribute to the growth of high performance computing (HPC) at LLE, and collaborate closely with the experimental Plasma Physics group. Such collaborations will involve the design and interpretation of experiments on the Omega Laser Facility and other national facilities such as the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Preference will be given to candidates possessing an excellent record of publication in high impact peer reviewed journals and previous management experience. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related area is required.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under “Staff Scientist Positions,” candidates must apply online at
Please apply to Job Opening ID 200764.

Posted on 7 April 2017

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled