Administrative

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

The University of Rochester, LLE seeks a Staff Account to aid in preparation of monthly financial reports, verify completeness/accuracy of data, reconciles financial transactions, review accounting documentation to ensure support for all transactions, resolve discrepancies, take corrective actions, process all journal entry corrections, audit travel expense forms and investigate questionable charges. Qualifications include: obtain/maintain CLASP certification, proficiency with Microsoft Office products (specifically Excel), ability to work independently on tasks. BS in Accounting preferred with 1 to 2 years of experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210232.


Posted on 13 August 2018

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

The University of Rochester, LLE seeks a Junior Account to aid in preparation of monthly financial reports, verify completeness/accuracy of data, reconciles financial transactions, review accounting documentation to ensure support for all transactions, resolve discrepancies, take corrective actions, process all journal entry corrections, audit travel expense forms and investigate questionable charges. Qualifications include: obtain/maintain CLASP certification, proficiency with Microsoft Office products (specifically Excel), AAS in Accounting preferred with 2 years of experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210231.


Posted on 13 August 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

Experimental

OMEGA Facility

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 209826.


Posted on 23 July 2018

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

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 PHYSICIST (SENIOR SCIENTIST)

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics at The University of Rochester seeks a theoretical/computational physicist at the Senior Scientist level to develop designs for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosions and execute and analyze experiments with the goal of understanding ICF physics.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of research achievements using high performance computing for the design and analysis of experiments conducted on research facilities. It is also expected that the successful candidate be familiar with radiation hydrodynamic codes and be able to delve into models and numerical techniques used in these codes to either improve them or develop new models as indicated by experiments or analytical theories. The candidate must be self-motivated and able to work collaboratively with other scientists in this field.

A PhD in physics is required with at least four years of experience in laser-matter interactions, implosion physics, hydrodynamic instabilities, mix and nuclear physics including thermonuclear burn. Familiarity with Department of Energy's Stockpile Stewardship Program is desired.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210669.

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 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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