Administrative

LLE Purchasing Assistant
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) maintains an on-site procurement and materials management group that purchases and receives custom materials, chemicals, optics, instruments and other technical cutting edge diagnostics, with an annual value of $8 million with hundreds of transactions each month. The candidate will support and guide scientists and engineers through the procurement process. Responsibilities include soliciting quotations, creating internal requisitions, composing purchase orders, and communicating with vendors to achieve delivery of goods. Routinely confers with vendors, end users, University purchasing and Accounts Payable with a positive customer focus. A high school education and computer skills (Word, Excel, Access) are required. Prior experience with logistics, vendors, scheduling and ordering of supplies is a plus.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 193494.
Posted on 1 February 2016

Laser Development and Engineering

Technical Associate II (Power Conditioning)
Electronic technician for unique and challenging work with a team that builds custom equipment and supports laser operations. Candidate must be self-motivated and capable for troubleshooting complex electronic systems to the component level. Duties include quality fabrication of printed circuit board and cable assemblies, prototyping and characterizing new circuit designs. Ability to learn and follow procedures for operation and maintenance of specialized high-voltage/high-current equipment. Candidate should have an AAS degree in electronic technology or related field and 2 years of relevant experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 191253.
Posted on 9 September 2015

Senior Mechanical Engineer
The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide range of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems. These laser systems often demand designs that are high-precision, high-stability, and function in a class 100 cleanroom at either air or at vacuum. Design areas include laser system components (mechanical, opto-mechanical, and electro-mechanical), in-house diagnostic (instrument) design, vacuum systems, cryogenic systems, and more. A minimum of a BS in mechanical engineering with a minimum of 5 years of experience is required. The candidate must be able to function in a team environment as well as work independently. The ability to handle multiple projects is required. Essential experience for this position includes machine or instrument design, 3-D modeling proficiency, proficiency in the detailing of drawings, and the use of GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-2009. The ability to perform design review presentations and to design basis and requirements documentation is also required. Desired experience for this position includes 3-D modeling proficiency with Siemens NX 7.5 or newer, knowledge of Teamcenter 8 or higher, project leadership, exact constraint and kinematic design; Ansys FEA, vacuum component and system design, as well as manufacturing, machining, and process knowledge. .

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 192724.
Posted on 9 December 2015

Senior Technical Associate
Mechanical Engineering technician is sought to collaborate on equipment integration supporting a state-of-the-art research facility in laser fusion. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of equipment integration including; component ordering, cleaning, assembly, integration, debug, and troubleshooting. On occasion the candidate will also be required to fabricate and build their own jigs, test fixtures, and parts. Strong organizational skills and the ability to document work and follow procedures are important. AAS in Mechanical Technology, blueprint reading and familiarity with GD&T (per ASME Y14.5M-2009, plus at least ten years of experience in a hands-on technical field or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Knowledge of MasterCam version X6 or later is desired for three dimensional CNC tool path generation.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 192850.
Posted on 18 December 2015

Info Tech Support Specialist II
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) seeks an Information Technology professional to support our extensive and diverse IT infrastructure. This individual will participate in technical research and development to assist in integrating new IT technologies and enable continuing innovation both within the IT organization and throughout the laboratory. Responsibilities include Mac OS X, Windows OS and Active Directory (AD) management, printers and printing systems, and multi-media conference room design and support. Exemplary interpersonal communication skills while working with all levels of laboratory personnel, including students, administrative staff, engineers, scientists, and management is expected. Ability to learn new technical skills and technologies independently is critical. Familiarity with Linux (CentOS/Redhat, Ubuntu), DNS, DHCP, firewalls, VPN, vCenter (VMware), 802.11, Ethernet, TCP/IP, Powershell, GPOs, SQL (Oracle, MySQL, PostreSQL), and Solaris is highly desired. One or more years of job experience is a plus. Candidate should have a BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field. .

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 193481 or 193482.
Posted on 29 January 2016

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

Research Associate
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester is seeking a Ph.D. level individual in the area of theory/simulation and experimental high energy density physics and inertial fusion. The research work focuses on laser driven implosions conducted on the 60-beam 30kJ OMEGA laser facility at LLE including magnetized targets. We welcome applications from candidates with experience in computational or experimental plasma physics.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under “Supplemental Information for Scientist Positions,” candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 192691.
Posted on 9 December 2015

Laboratory Technician IV
The Target Fabrication Group seeks a laboratory technician for unique and challenging work in the microfabrication of components used in high-energy density experiments. Candidate must be self-motivated and have precision machining and mechanical assembly skills of millimeter scale components using a microscope. Additional experience with vacuum, cryogenics and metrology equipment is desired. Computer skills and the ability to document and follow work procedures skills are desirable. AAS in electronics, optics, or mechanical technology, plus one to 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 193515.
Posted on 1 February 2016

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 193634.
Posted on 17 July 2014

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 192660.
Posted on 13 April 2015

Technical Associate II (Laser Amplifiers)
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 191254.
Posted on 9 September 2015

Analyst/Programmer
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) seeks a scientific analyst and development administrator to support the enhancement and maintenance of complex scientific analysis routines written in Matlab, Wave and Python scripting languages with integration to an Oracle Database. Additional duties will include the development of web interfaces via javascript, PHP and Python scripting for user interaction and reporting. Candidate will also be expected to train to support facility operations in order to gain a deep understanding of experimental and operational configurations and needs. Requires experience with Oracle SQL, CSS, HTML, PHP, Python, and Matlab. Additional experience with HDF4/5, Linux RHEL7, Fedora, NodeJS and remote computing is desired. Candidate should also be familiar with scientific equipment, with a basic understanding of imaging and data formats. Candidate should have a BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, Imaging Science or a related field.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 192763.
Posted on 11 December 2015

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

Research Associate
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 “Supplemental Information for Scientist Positions,” candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 189859.
Posted on 18 June 2015

Theory Division Director
The Laboratory is searching for a computational/theoretical plasma physicist with demonstrated scientific accomplishment and management and leadership experience to direct the Theory Division. Physicists with expertise in radiation hydrodynamics in related fields are also of interest. The Division is responsible for the development of the computational tools and models used to design, model and understand inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high-energy-density (HED) experiments on the facilities within the HED and ICF national complex. The Division is additionally responsible for the large and growing array of high-performance computing resources at the Laboratory. The Theory Division workforce presently includes twenty Ph.D. scientists and senior scientists. As part of the senior management team at the Laboratory, the Division Director is responsible for the development of short- and long-term program strategy and budget requirements; prioritization of resource allocations; workforce development; communication with the NNSA and other sponsors, the national laboratories, and the broad HED scientific community. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of computational/theoretical plasma physics or related field, demonstrated leadership, excellent communication skills, several years of line-management experience, and must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Energy Q clearance.

In addition to the special instructions to the right under “Supplemental Information for Scientist Positions,” candidates must apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 193623.
Posted on 8 February 2016

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