Administrative

SENIOR SCIENTIST

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will lead pulsed-power science & technology activities at LLE in support of laser, magnetic field generation and high energy density physics research . Specific areas of activity will include MIFEDS pulser development and testing, high-efficiency laser power systems, pulsed-power tech-base development, and future pulsed-power designs. In addition, the position includes exploration of the pulsed-power systems required for high-average-power lasers that operate at low voltage and high current. Assist with the development of pulsed-power design tools at LLE. The candidate will develop programs that build pulsed-power-related business outside the NNSA, help build an academic program in HED & pulsed power, and build up pulsed-power competence at LLE. The successful candidate is expected to work part-time at Sandia National Laboratories as a program liaison between LLE and SNL and to develop new pulsed-power capabilities. An additional responsibility of this position includes the responsibility to lead the technology transfer effort at LLE.

REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering, greater than 20 years of experience in high-voltage pulsed power and plasma physics, recognized leader in his or her field, experience with leading large research efforts, and proven ability to lead a multi-disciplinary project team building pulsed-power drivers. Experience in transferring technology from national laboratories and academia to industry is desired.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 211083.


Posted on 1 October 2018

Laser Development and Engineering

MECHANICAL RESEARCH ENGINEER

Position Summary: The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide range of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems as well as collaboration with National Laboratories. 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, scientific diagnostic instruments, vacuum systems and cryogenic systems. The successful candidate must have a minimum of an MS in mechanical engineering and a minimum of 10 years of analytical and design experience.

The job requires creative design with experimental and analytical approaches applied to research projects. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as function in a team environment interacting with leading fusion energy, nuclear, and plasma physics scientists.

Essential experience for this position includes:

  • Demonstrated theoretical and hands-on knowledge with both linear and non-linear computed aided engineering techniques in the areas of solid mechanics, heat transfer and vibration
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Proficiency with 3-D CAD modeling
  • Ability to prepare and present design reviews
  • Generate design and requirements documentation

Desired experience for this position includes:

  • A working knowledge of ANSYS Mechanical and Fluent
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Performing vibration testing (Siemens LMS preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Matlab/Simulink
  • Instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Opto-mechanical design
  • Electro-mechanical design
  • Kinematic constraint design (Exact Constraint)
  • Design troubleshooting, testing, and qualification
  • Project management

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 208125.


Posted on 26 April 2018

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics seeks candidates to fabricate and support PLC apparatus, motor controls and vacuum system automation.

SPECIFIC TASKS:

  • Perform panel layout, chassis wiring and cabling assembly.
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation and control systems to component level.
  • PLC programming experience is a plus.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be computer proficient, experienced in schematic capture and possess strong documentation skills.
  • Must be able to work in an environment that includes physically demanding, limited access situations wearing clean room attire and laser goggles.
  • Candidate should have AAS degree in Electronic Technology or equivalent, and 4 years of experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210005.


Posted on 23 July 2018

CLEANROOM TECHNICIAN (LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory is seeking an entry level position working in a class 100 cleanroom, working on state-of-the-art research in thin film coatings, and responsible for high precision cleaning of large optics and inspection prior to coating. Candidate will participate in development of cleaning methods for glass and hydroscopic optics, sol-gel coatings, and structured thin films and assist in the maintenance of optics on the OMEGA laser system to prevent costly damage to system components. Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Laboratory Technician reports to the Cleanroom Operations Supervisor in the Optical Manufacturing Group and duties include the following:

  • Cleaning and preparation of substrates prior to the deposition or assembly process
  • Inspection and quality assurance of incoming glass substrates and optical coatings
  • Cleaning and handling hydroscopic materials
  • Maintenance of a class 100 cleanroom and equipment for optical cleaning
  • Sol-gel coating of optical substrates by spin-coat and dip methods
  • Chemical stripping of various materials (e.g. photoresist, dielectric films) from large substrates. Work is done in a fume hood
  • Maintain records on the condition of each optic and document all process information
  • Assembly of optical substrates into various holders and mounts
  • Data entry and operating custom software on a windows based computer
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs

REQUIREMENTS: Familiarity with any of the following technical aspects is a plus:

  • Cleanroom gowning protocols and contamination control procedures
  • Surface inspection and characterization techniques. (e.g. scratch/dig, cleanliness)
  • Mechanical assembly processes using hand-held tools

The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. A willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude is essential for carrying out the duties of this job.

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 www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 209881.


Posted on 24 July 2018

QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR (SR. TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester is seeking a Quality Control Inspector to join the Mechanical Engineering group. The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide variety of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems. These laser systems include components, assemblies, and diagnostics that are of high-precision, high-stability, and function in a class 1000 cleanroom or vacuum environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for running the Quality Control lab in the Mechanical Engineering group. This role is responsible for validating the integrity and accuracy of components generated by both the Mechanical Engineering group Machine Shop and external vendors. The QC lab also provides inspection services to other groups within LLE.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Functions well in a team environment and demonstrates a willingness to work with others
  • Demonstrates good communication skills and a strong understanding of machining practices across departments
  • Operates well under pressure and takes pride in consistently delivering a high-quality product on time
  • Exhibit an attention to detail with excellent planning and organization skills
  • Must be able to interpret blueprints with an understanding of GD&T, sheet metal, machining, coatings, heat treat and welding processes
  • Experience using a programmable or non-programmable CMM, preferably with Helmel Geomet 301 or similar software
  • Proficient with height gages, calipers, micrometers, CMMs, comparators, vision systems, microscopes, profilometers and other inspection machinery and tools typically used in an inspection environment
  • Work with external vendors and Mechanical Engineering Machine Shop Toolmakers to identify and correct quality issues
  • Proficient with MS Office products Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Completion of a NY state approved apprentice program in tool, mold, or instrument model making
  • Experience with a portable CMM, preferably FaroArm Quantum series with CAM2 Measure 10 software
  • Experience with a portable CMM, preferably FaroArm Edge series with laser line probe head with PolyWorks Inspector Premium + Modeler software
  • Experience with a portable Faro laser tracker, preferably the Vantage series with the SpatialAnalyzer Ultimate Software Suite by New River Kinematics
  • Experience with 3-D CAD models and 2-D drawings, Siemens NX preferred

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210422.


Posted on 29 August 2018

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEAD

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is seeking an experienced Application Development Team Lead. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team of application developers responsible for architecting, designing, developing and implementing software solutions to run the LLE Laser Facility, and providing technical leadership within the LLE IT department. They will report to the LLE IT Applications Development and Management Manager. The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process. This is an excellent career opportunity for a professional with an impressive software application architectural design background, application development leadership experience and excellent interpersonal skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish strategy and process to support the LLE IT application architecture and development functions
  • Manage application development resources to complete projects on time, in scope and on budget
  • Ensure application maintenance, installations and upgrades are timely, efficient and effective
  • Evaluate the potential impact of new application in the LLE Laser Facility and operational environments
  • Measure and monitor application performance, usage, availability, capacity and health
  • Provide leadership for the management of data in the environment
  • Interact with users to understand and document their functional and nonfunctional needs
  • Encourage application developers to work with users to ensure strong user experience and interface design
  • Organize on-call application support using IT Service Management (ITSM) processes and procedures
  • Implement IT Security best practices in application architecture, design and implementation
  • Maintain knowledge of application development and cloud computing market trends and technology
  • Support LLE IT strategic application roadmap planning, capacity management, and make vs. buy decisions
  • Foster a supportive work environment and maintain open, productive interactions across the organization
  • Implement ITIL?-based IT Service Management processes

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, Physics, Math or equivalent skills work experience. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Excellent technical, analytical & communication skills.
  • A minimum of 7 years of hands on Linux-based application development experience. Red Hat Linux and other certifications a plus.
  • A minimum of 3 years software / application team leadership and resource management experience.
  • Experience implementing real-time application machine control, and networking solutions communicating with other computing systems (Ethernet, TCP-IP, socket communication, RS-232, GPIB)
  • Expertise in Linux application and storage appliance integration and data sharing with Windows workstation applications (SAMBA, SMB/CIFS)
  • Experience with real-time software development languages, Agile SDLC and distributed code revision control software (GitLab, GitHub). DevOps experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in technical writing and application solutions documentation

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Strong application architecture and development skills for real-time process and machine control
  • Software Agile test strategy and tools. Test automation skills is a plus
  • Extensive Linux OS expertise. Red Hat Linux experience is preferred
  • Windows OS experience and software development
  • Project management experience. PMI certification is a plus
  • Experience in implementing change management and security controls in an application framework
  • Data Science and/or advanced database knowledge and experience
  • Proficient using application and performance monitoring tools
  • Good understanding of computer, memory and storage architecture and their impact on performance
  • Knowledge and experience with applications development and infrastructure in one or more of the major cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle)
  • Experience using ITIL? Service Management processes and ITSM tools. Certification is a plus

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and be capable of qualifying for a US Security Clearance.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 211241.


Posted on 8 October 2018

WEB DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEAD

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced Web Development Team Lead. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading web application developers responsible for architecting, designing, developing and implementing web-based production services and the LLE organization web presence. They will report to the LLE IT Applications Development and Management Manager and provide web development technical leadership within the LLE IT department. The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process. This is an excellent career opportunity for a professional with impressive web architectural design, web data services leadership and excellent interpersonal skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the LLE IT web strategy planning, architecture and development functions and processes
  • Provide leadership for the development and management of LLE web data services
  • Manage internal and external web development resources to complete top priority LLE web projects
  • Ensure LLE web service compliance with IT security requirements
  • Measure and monitor web services performance, usage, availability, capacity and health
  • Mentor and coach web team to leverage new web technology trends and development methods
  • Encourage web developers to work with key stakeholders to ensure web service effectiveness
  • Foster a supportive work environment and maintain open, productive interactions across the organization
  • Support ITIL?-based IT Service Management process implementation
  • Ensure web services maintenance, installations and upgrades are timely, efficient and effective

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, Physics, Math or equivalent skills work experience. Advanced degree is a plus
  • Strong web architecture and front-end and back-end web development skills
  • 5+ years of hands on web application front-end and back-end services development experience.
  • 3+ years software development supervision and resource management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and web development team coaching, advocating technical excellence, and working with the team to engage in problem solving and finding proactive solutions.
  • Excellent web and software development and user experience design technical and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation of solutions

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated expertise in web programming languages, methodologies, and standards: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, JSON, XML, AJAX, NodeJS, SQL, etc.
  • Experience with real-time software development languages, Agile, Lean, SCRUM, Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration, distributed code revision control (GitLab, GitHub) and test automation
  • Strong user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design for usability. User-centered design is a plus
  • Project management experience. PMI certification is a plus
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate directly with peers, managers, staff, and vendors while leading development to a completed and successful solution
  • Strong organization skills to manage multiple timelines and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of stakeholders? timelines and budgets
  • Ability to interact positively and collaborate with individuals at all levels inside and outside the organization
  • Experience in implementing change management and IT security controls in a web development framework
  • Proficient using web services monitoring tools
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud web services development cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Experience using ITIL? Service Management processes and ITSM tools. Certification is a plus
  • Data Science and advanced database knowledge and experience is a plus

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and be capable of qualifying for a US Security Clearance.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 211242.


Posted on 8 October 2018

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING ENGINEER

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced High Performance Computing (HPC) Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible to provide systems engineering and administration for multi-cluster Linux-based high-performance computing (HPC) systems in a research environment. They will report to the IT Infrastructure and Operations manager and manage the day-to-day system engineering and maintenance activities for HPC clusters, software tools and queues, evaluate new HPC hardware and storage solutions, and support HPC users. The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process. This is an excellent career opportunity for a professional with an impressive high performance computing track record and excellent interpersonal skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the HPC strategic roadmap, capacity management and sourcing new HPC clusters and storage
  • Establish strategies for overall support of the LLE HPC cluster and storage systems
  • Evaluate the potential impacts of new hardware in the environment
  • Measure and monitor overall system performance, usage, availability, capacity and health
  • Have a very good technical understanding of IT security to answer questions of a technical nature
  • Maintain knowledge of HPC market trends and technology developments
  • Perform hardware maintenance, software installations and upgrades and data management support
  • Interact with users to understand their computational and storage capacity needs
  • Work with HPC users to ensure HPC effectiveness and be available for periodic on-call support
  • Foster a supportive work environment and maintain open, productive interactions across the organization
  • Implement ITIL?-based IT Service Management processes

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, Physics, Math or equivalent skills work experience. Advanced degree is a plus
  • Excellent technical, analytical & communication skills
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly applicable, hands on Linux experience and HPC infrastructure engineering (networking, storage, backups, monitoring). Red Hat Linux certification is a plus
  • Expertise designing and managing a GPFS (Spectrum Scale) parallel/distributed file system within an HPC context. Ceph parallel/distributed file system design and management is a plus.
  • Experience with general purpose file systems (NFS, ZFS, XFS)
  • Experience with InfiniBand high speed interconnect switches and switching fabric. Omni-Path is a plus.
  • Experience designing and managing HPC batch scheduling and tools. PBS Pro and SLURM is preferred.
  • Experience implementing HPC networking solutions with other computing systems (Ethernet, TCP-IP, socket communication)
  • Expertise in HPC storage connection and data sharing with Windows workstations (SAMBA, SMB/CIFS)
  • Experience providing high-end technical support (installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, retirement, problem resolution, etc.)
  • Experience with HPC software development languages (Python, C++, FORTRAN, BASH), parallel programming methodology libraries (MPI) and distributed code revision control software (GitLab, GitHub).
  • Experience in container technology (Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus.
  • Experience with could computing and storage services in a research computing context is a plus.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Strong IT skills in infrastructure and applications
  • Proficiency in technical writing and solutions architecture documentation
  • Extensive Linux OS expertise. Red Hat Linux experience is preferred
  • Experience in implementing change management and security controls in a HPC framework
  • Data center operations understanding of fundamentals in networking / cooling / power
  • Data Science and advanced database experience
  • Proficient using system monitoring tools (Nagios)
  • Experience using network monitoring tools (Intermapper, Observium, Netdisco)
  • Good understanding of computer, memory and storage architecture and their impact on performance
  • Experience using ITIL? Service Management processes and ITSM tools. Certification is a plus

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and be capable of qualifying for a US Security Clearance.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 211243.


Posted on 8 October 2018

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER (LABORATORY ENGINEER)

Position Summary: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester is seeking an entry level mechanical design engineer to join the mechanical engineering group. This engineer will design and engineer equipment used in support of laboratory research in the fields of high energy physics, optics, lasers and materials.

Typical projects involve the design of equipment that may be used in high vacuum, clean rooms or cryogenic environments. Assigned projects will include design of laser system components (mechanical, opto-mechanical and electro-mechanical), precision instruments, fixtures, vacuum systems and cryogenic systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design mechanical systems and components utilizing 3D CAD software.
  • Validate design work with appropriate analysis (stress analysis, tolerance, etc).
  • Generate drawings and other documentation suitable for fabrication.
  • Generate presentation material for design review or peer review.
  • Collaborate with co-workers and scientific staff to provide mechanical designs that meet the requirements of the assigned project.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BSME with 0-2 years of experience.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 211478.


Posted on 23 October 2018

Experimental

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I

LLE's 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.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 211467.


Posted on 24 October 2018

OMEGA Facility

LABORATORY ENGINEER

LLE is looking for an Operations Engineer to support the design, operation, and maintenance of state-of-the-art laser systems. Responsibilities will include direct support of laser or diagnostic subsystems, staffing shot operations, preventative maintenance work, and advanced troubleshooting in a team environment. Position will require off normal hours regularly. A BS in physics, optics, electrical engineering, or related field is required.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210659.


Posted on 7 September 2018

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II

POSITION SUMMARY: Candidates are sought to operate and maintain state-of-the-art laser systems and associated diagnostics.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct support of experimental operations
  • Project integration support
  • Preventative maintenance operations
  • Procedural calibration of experimental instrumentation
  • System reconfiguration in a dynamic team environment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in optics, electronics, or a related field desired
  • Applicants must possess a technical background, with experience working with optical, electrical, and mechanical systems
  • Excellent computer and documentation skills are desirable
  • 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 210916.


Posted on 24 September 2018

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE

POSITION SUMMARY: Candidates are sought to operate and maintain state-of-the-art laser systems and associated diagnostics.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct support of operational shift
  • Project integration support
  • Preventative maintenance actions
  • Procedural calibration of instrumentation
  • System reconfiguration in a dynamic team environment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates degree in optics, electronics, or a related field desired
  • Applicants must possess a technical background, with experience working with optical, electrical, and mechanical systems
  • Excellent computer and documentation skills are desirable
  • 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 211110.


Posted on 2 October 2018

Theory

COMPUTATIONAL/THEORETICAL HEDP RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

The HEDP-Theory Group in LLE's Theoretical Division seeks a computational/theoretical physicist to carry out rigorous and high-impact research in high-energy-density science important to both ICF and basic science. The successful candidate will focus on the development of exchange-correlation free-energy density functionals for density-functional theory (DFT), software implementation and their applications to matter at warm-dense conditions by means of ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations and Kubo-Greenwood approach to characterize the equation of state, transport and optical properties of materials under extreme conditions. This project, mainly funded by NSF, offers a competitive salary which will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Close collaborations between HED theorists and experimentalists are being actively pursued at LLE. Experience with DFT codes such as Quantum-Espresso/ABINIT/VASP, as well as good interpersonal skills, the willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing are desirable. A Ph.D. in quantum many-body physics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, plasma physics, or a related area is required.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210615.

In addition to applying online, qualified applicants should submit a dossier that includes a cover letter outlining how the applicant sees himself/herself contributing to the research project, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The applicant should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to LLE. All materials should be sent to the attention of:

Steven Stagnitto, Administrative Director
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623-1299
Email: steven.stagnitto@rochester.edu
Fax: 585-276-2420


Posted on 5 September 2018

COMPUTATIONAL/THEORETICAL PLASMA PHYSICIST (RESEARCH ASSOCIATE)

The Theoretical Division seeks a computational/theoretical plasma physicist at the Research Associate level to conduct research in the areas of short and long pulse laser-plasma interactions. Experience running and programming simulations such as particle-in-cell (PIC) or Vlasov/Fokker-Planck would be an asset, as would experience in the interpretation or design of relevant experiments. In addition to an excellent understanding of laser-plasma physics, the successful candidate should have good interpersonal skills, a willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related area is required. Research associates are typically recent Ph.D. graduates that have demonstrated expertise by publishing their graduate research in peer-reviewed journals.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210668.

In addition to the online application, qualified applicants should submit a dossier that includes a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The applicant should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to LLE. All supplemental materials should be sent to the attention of:

Steven Stagnitto, Administrative Director
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623-1299
Email: steven.stagnitto@rochester.edu
Fax: 585-276-2420


Posted on 7 September 2018

COMPUTATIONAL/PLASMA PHYSICIST (SCIENTIST)

The Theoretical Division seeks a computational/theoretical plasma physicist at the Scientist level to conduct research in the areas of short and long pulse laser-plasma interactions. Experience running and programming simulations such as particle-in-cell (PIC) or Vlasov/Fokker-Planck would be an asset, as would experience in the interpretation or design of relevant experiments. In addition to an excellent understanding of laser-plasma physics, the successful candidate should have good interpersonal skills, a willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related area is required. Scientist candidates typically have two or more years of experience and have demonstrated a consistent record of publishing their research in high impact, peer reviewed journals.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210667.

In addition to the online application, qualified applicants should submit a dossier that includes a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The applicant should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to LLE. All supplemental materials should be sent to the attention of:

Steven Stagnitto, Administrative Director
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623-1299
Email: steven.stagnitto@rochester.edu
Fax: 585-276-2420


Posted on 7 September 2018

COMPUTATIONAL/THEORETICAL HEDP SCIENTIST

The HEDP-Theory Group in LLE's Theoretical Division seeks a computational/theoretical physicist to carry out rigorous and high-impact researches in high-energy-density science important to both ICF and basic science. Close collaborations between HED theorists and experimentalists are being actively pursued at LLE. The successful candidate needs to have a demonstrated track record of using state-of-the-art methods, such as density-functional theory (DFT), path-integral Monte-Carlo (PIMC), quantum Monte-Carlo (QMC), or time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT), to understand the properties of matter under extreme conditions. In particular, successful candidates are encouraged to explore new directions in HED science, for example, using X-ray Thomson Scattering, diffraction, and absorption near edges as probes to new structures and properties of materials under extreme density/temperature conditions. Experience with dense plasmas modeling, as well as good interpersonal skills, the willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing are desirable. A Ph.D. in quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, plasma physics, or a related area is required. At least 3-5 years working experience in HEDP beyond PhD, with research accomplishment demonstrated by high-impact publications, is preferred.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210890.

In addition to applying online, qualified applicants should submit a dossier that includes a cover letter outlining how the applicant sees himself/herself contributing to the research project, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The applicant should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to LLE. All materials should be sent to the attention of:

Steven Stagnitto, Administrative Director
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623-1299
Email: steven.stagnitto@rochester.edu
Fax: 585-276-2420


Posted on 18 September 2018

COMPUTATIONAL/THEORETICAL HEDP RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

The HEDP-Theory Group in LLE's Theoretical Division seeks a computational/theoretical physicist to carry out rigorous and high-impact researches in high-energy-density science important to both ICF and basic science. Close collaborations between HED theorists and experimentalists are being actively pursued at LLE. The successful candidate needs to have a demonstrated track record of using state-of-the-art methods, such as density-functional theory (DFT), path-integral Monte-Carlo (PIMC), quantum Monte-Carlo (QMC), or time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT), to understand the properties of matter under extreme conditions. In particular, successful candidates are encouraged to explore new directions in HED science, for example, using X-ray Thomson Scattering, diffraction, and absorption near edges as probes to new structures and properties of materials under extreme density/temperature conditions. Experience with dense plasmas modeling, as well as good interpersonal skills, the willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing are desirable. A Ph.D. in quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, plasma physics, or a related area is required.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210891.

In addition to applying online, qualified applicants should submit a dossier that includes a cover letter outlining how the applicant sees himself/herself contributing to the research project, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The applicant should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to LLE. All materials should be sent to the attention of:

Steven Stagnitto, Administrative Director
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623-1299
Email: steven.stagnitto@rochester.edu
Fax: 585-276-2420


Posted on 18 September 2018

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