Administrative

Secretary III
With minimum direction, edits, proofs, and completes scientific and technical manuscripts utilizing PC/Macintosh applications such as Microsofot Word, Adobe InDesign, and mathematical programs resulting in camera-ready copy. The candidate will check manuscripts for compliance with LLE publication standards. The position requires two years of post-high school education in secretarial studies and two years of secretarial and office experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Posted on 13 June 2014

Engineering

Electronics Technician
Candidates are desired to assist engineers in development and support of analog, microwave/RF, high voltage, and digital circuitry applied to electro-optics, experimental apparatus and control systems. Experienced with high frequency/high voltage circuit layout is highly desired. The successful candidate will design, assemble, document, and test prototype and final circuit boards, chassis, and wiring. The mechanical fabrication of enclosures and fixtures will also be required. The candidate will be expected to troubleshoot to component level. Applicant must be computer proficient at schematic capture, and electrical and mechanical CAD systems. Embedded microprocessor development and Ethernet remote control experience are a plus. Candidate should have Associates degree in electronic technology, or equivalent, and 6 years related experience.
Posted on 17 July 2014

Optical Coating Laboratory Technician
The candidate will work in the area of thin-film vacuum coatings and assist in spectral characterization of thin films, maintenance and operation of coating equipment, and design and fabrication of coating chamber fixtures, cleanroom tooling, and other production assembly equipment. Typical responsibilities include the cleaning and preparation of substrates prior to the deposition or assembly process, inspection and quality assurance of incoming glass substrates and optical coatings, maintenance of a class 100 cleanroom and equipment for optical cleaning. Additional duties include sol-gel coating of optical substrates by spin-coat and dip methods, maintaining records on the condition of each optic, and documentation of all process information on the optic traveler. The candidate will also assemble optical substrates into various holders and mounts, machine prototype tooling or modify existing production fixtures. The successful applicant will troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs, operate various spectrophotometers, and document procedures and data entry. Mechanical skills, the ability to work with machining equipment, and experience working in a cleanroom environment or with vacuum coating equipment is highly beneficial. Candidate must have an AAS degree in optics or mechanical technology, plus three years experience in mechanical technology, optical fabrication and/or thin films, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Posted on 17 July 2014

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.
Posted on 17 July 2014

Experimental

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.
Posted on 17 July 2014

Laboratory Engineer
The successful candidate will operate and support the state-of-the-art OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems and their associated laser diagnostics. Strong troubleshooting skills in optical, electrical, and mechanical systems are required. Responsibilities include direct support of shot operations, project integration, procedural development and engineering troubleshooting. The candidate must be familiar with the field of optics and possess a technical background. An ability to communicate clearly, both in writing and orally, and the ability to function as an integral part of a dynamic team comprised of technicians, engineers and scientists are paramount. BS in optics, engineering, physics, or related technical discipline is required with 0-5 years experience.
Posted on 17 July 2014

Theory