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

Laser Development and 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

Optical Materials Scientist and Group Leader
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

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

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 188932.
Posted on 30 April 2015

IT Manager
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics seeks an Information Technology Management Professional responsible for delivering and managing information technology systems and services throughout a multi-disciplinary research laboratory. The IT groups comprise ~25 individuals with an approximate overall annual budget of $6M. They are involved in the design, deployment and maintenance of physical (hardware and network) and virtual (software and Web) infrastructure used by a range of experimental, theoretical, engineering and administrative activities and disciplines. The LLE computing environment includes: multi-processor clusters for high-performance computing, laboratory and office computer systems, and embedded controllers in a range of instrumentation and control systems. A database system collects scientific data and maintains a history of configuration data needed for operating the laser facility. Computer networks connect computing servers, file and application servers, work stations and personal computers.

Specific Laboratory IT Manager responsibilities include establishing long-range information technology strategies and implementation plans to ensure high performance and continuity of IT service, maintaining IT security systems and protocols to ensure that all laboratory data and systems are secure. The Laboratory IT Manager will also control all IT projects including: requirements development, implementation plans, allocation of resources, and project completion. The candidate will develop and execute IT policies and procedures, including those for establishing and maintaining IT architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.

Qualifications include a Master's degree in applied computer science, information systems or comparable professional accreditation, ten years of professional and leadership experience in IT-project execution, management and strategic planning. Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and execute IT in a multi-disciplinary environment (scientific/engineering/operations) is also required. Previous experience in project management developing IT systems at a scientific research facility along with line management of technical staff is essential in this position. US citizenship and eligibility for a security clearance are mandatory.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 189132.
Posted on 11 May 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

Scientist
The Experimental Division seeks a PhD-level Scientist candidate to contribute to the ongoing experimental target physics program at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), University of Rochester The Experiments Group is searching for candidates that can lead the development of new science campaigns using the unique high energy short pulse capabilities of the OMEGA EP laser as well as candidates who can bring new capabilities to the ongoing ICF and HEDP missions and to conduct experiments using OMEGA and the NIF. Candidates should have a recent PhD in an appropriate sub-field of experimental physics. Post-doctoral experience is preferred but not essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. U.S. citizenship is desirable but not 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 189860.
Posted on 18 June 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

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

Sr. Laboratory Engineer
The Opto-mechanical operations group seeks an 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 of shot operations, preventive maintenance oversight, and advanced troubleshooting in a dynamic team environment. This position will require extensive skills in the design, prototyping, and integration of new subsystems as well as component upgrades. A BS or MS in physics, optics, or related field is required. .

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 189755.
Posted on 17 June 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

Lead System Administrator
Successful applicant will be involved in advanced aspects of development, support, and integration of physical and virtual computer networks, which, together with more than 1,500 computers under various operating systems, comprise a heterogenious Unix-Linux- MSWindows-MacOS computing environment. The responsibilities include installation, maintenance, optimization, troubleshooting and maintaining security of the network in close co-operation with computer system administrators and users. The successful applicant will keep abreast of the latest developments and trends in networking, computing, and computer security, be willing to learn new technologies, techniques, and tools, will establish sound procedures and practices of network development and use, participate in their implementation, and provide support and guidance to members of the Laboratory. A Bachelors degree in Computer Science or close discipline and 5 years experience in a related position or equivalent are required. Masters preferred. Deep knowledge of Cisco IOS, relevant TCP/IP protocols, Cisco hardware, virtualization software, network security including firewall management, and good communication skills are required. Experience managing wireless networks in enterprise settings and a sysadmin level of knowledge of major operating systems (Linux, MacOS, Unix, Windows) are desired.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 189631.
Posted on 18 June 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

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