Administrative

Staff Accountant
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) has an immediate opening for an on-site accounting professional. The successful candidate will analyze ledger accounts in order to confirm completeness and accuracy of data; use judgment as to whether account balances are reasonable; examine accounting documents to ascertain that transactions are properly supported in accordance with University policy and procedures; initiate corrective action or recommend solutions as appropriate; prepare routine working papers, exhibits and summaries supporting findings and recommendations. Candidate will prepare a variety of routine financial statements and accounting reports for which the format has been established. The Staff Accountant performs property reconciliations, depreciation calculations, space surveys, participates in monthly financial reporting efforts, monitors and verifies corrections and assists in budget creation and management. Requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and 0-5 years of professional accounting experience. Familiarity with OMB circulars A-21, A-110, A-122 and grant accounting is desired. Proficiency in PC software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) is essential.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 187508.
Posted on 23 March 2015

Engineering

Laser Scientist
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester is seeking a Ph.D. level individual in optics, physics or electrical engineering to join the Laser Technology Development Group. The successful candidate will be responsible for research and development related to the deployment of state-of-the-art ultrafast laser systems. Relevant experience is required in experimental research on optical systems, solid-state lasers, nonlinear optics, and ultrafast laser diagnostics. Strong computer skills in optical and laser design are required. The ideal candidate should have a broad knowledge of optical physics, and needs to be able to lead projects and manage multiple priorities. In addition, the candidate is expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and attend conferences. Advising undergraduate and graduate students is encouraged.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under “Staff Scientist Positions,” candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 188313.
Posted on 17 July 2014

Senior Technical Associate (Electronics)
Candidates with experience in circuit layout are desired to assist engineers to develop and build analog and digital circuitry applied to electro-optics, experimental apparatus and control systems. The successful hands-on candidate will design, assemble, document and test prototype and final circuit boards, chassis, and wiring; including mechanical fabrication of enclosures and fixtures. The applicant must be able to troubleshoot to component level and must be computer proficient. Embedded microprocessor development and Ethernet remote control experience is a plus. Candidate should have an AAS degree in electronic technology or related field, and 6 years of relevant experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 186751.
Posted on 22 October 2014

Material Scientist
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester is seeking a Ph.D. level individual in Optics, Materials Science, or related fields. The successful candidate will be responsible for research and development related to optical materials and devices, optical fabrication and testing, and hold a joint appointment(s) in UR academic department(s). Advising undergraduate and graduate students is encouraged and publishing in peer-reviewed journals and attending conferences is expected. The ideal candidate should have a broad knowledge of optics and materials, and must be able to lead an active portfolio of research projects and manage the Optical Materials Technology group. U.S. citizenship is not required.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under “Staff Scientist Positions,” candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 188314.
Posted on 13 February 2015

Laser System Scientist
The University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics is seeking a Ph.D. level individual in Optics, Physics, or Engineering to join the System Science team charged with characterizing and optimizing the performance of the world-class Omega and Omega-EP laser facilities. Omega is a 60-beam solid-state laser system capable of delivering 30kJ, nanosecond, UV pulses to a target. Omega EP is a short-pulse laser system capable of delivering up to 1PW intensities (700J in 700fs). Candidates must have performed experimental research in optical systems, preferably solid-state laser systems or laser-based optical systems. A comprehensive knowledge of optical physics and the ability to develop computer-based data analysis tools are required. The ideal candidate should have good engineering skills and should be a motivated self-starter who can manage multiple projects and priorities within a fast paced dynamic environment. The System Science group interacts on a daily basis with a wide variety of technicians, engineers, scientists, and customers and thus excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and a demonstrated ability to be effective in a team environment are mandatory. U.S. citizenship is desirable but not required.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under “Staff Scientist Positions,” candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 188546.
Posted on 13 April 2015

Technical Associate II (Optical Coatings)
Optical vacuum coating technician to collaborate on state-of-the-art research in thin film coatings. Operate and maintain a coating chamber for daily operations. Assist in the design and fabrication of coating chamber fixtures. Troubleshoot chamber leaks and electronic issues related to coating equipment. The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. Electrical and mechanical skills and previous experience working with and troubleshooting vacuum coating equipment are desired. Strong organizational skills and the ability to document work and follow procedures are important. AAS in electronics, optics, or mechanical technology, plus five years experience in a hands-on technical field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 188619.
Posted on 17 April 2015

Experimental

Research Engineer
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 www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 188322.
Posted on 25 March 2015

OMEGA Facility

Laser Facility Operations Technician
Candidates are sought to operate and maintain state-of-the-art laser systems and their associated laser diagnostics. Responsibilities include direct support of shot operations, project integration, preventive maintenance operations, maintenance of experimental instrumentation, and system reconfiguration in a dynamic team environment. Applicants must possess a technical background, with experience troubleshooting optical, electrical, and mechanical systems. Excellent computer and documentation skills are desirable. An Associates degree in optics or related field is required. Applicants must be able to work the second shift.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 186751.
Posted on 17 July 2014

Theory

Theoretical Scientist
The Theory Group at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) seeks a physicist to assist with the design, planning and computational modeling of polar-direct-drive ignition related experiments to be carried out on the National Ignition Facility. The successful candidate will have a demonostrated track record for using complex computer programs to solve scientific problems and will be willing and able to adapt to unanticipated new challenges as they arise. Experience with hydrodynamics modeling is desirable, as are good interpersonal skills, the willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing. A Ph.D. in hydrodynamics, plasma physics, high energy-density physics, nuclear engineering or a related area is required.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under “Staff Scientist Positions,” candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 188315.
Posted on 25 March 2015

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