Administrative

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

Position Summary: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester is seeking a senior 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.

Requirements:

  • BSME with 7 years of hands-on experience with equipment design.
  • Experience with metal fabrication processes.
  • 7 years of experience with 3D modeling and drafting using Siemens NX or equivalent.
  • Experience generating production mechanical drawings.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using FEA software (ANSYS preferred).
  • Experience with vacuum systems and design of components used in high vacuum environments.
  • Experience with design of components that require precision cleaning and with design of mechanical systems used in cleanroom environments.
  • Experience following a formal design/development process.
  • Experience with design of opto-mechanical systems and components.
  • Solid understanding of precision mechanics and principles of kinematic constraint.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 192724.


Posted on 9 December 2015

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II (OMAN)

Position Summary: Collaborate on state-of-the-art research in thin film coatings. Responsible for high precision testing of large optics. Participate in development of new testing methods for evaporative and sol-gel coatings, and structured thin films. Assist in spectral characterization of thin films and in maintenance and operation of testing equipment. Supervise student assistants in testing procedures.

Specific Responsibilities: The Technical Associate reports to the Senior Laboratory Engineer in the Thin Film Technologies group and duties include the following:

  1. Measurement of optical thin film spectral characteristics using a laser reflectometer, a spectrophotometer, or fiber-optic spectrometer.
  2. Document coating runs. Enter data in spreadsheets and databases.
  3. Maintenance of equipment for optical testing.
  4. Execute checklists and assist with procedure documentation.
  5. Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs.
  6. Support other coating chamber work such as bead-blasting panels as necessary.
  7. Train and work with undergraduate students to test various optical components.

Requirements:

The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. Good mechanical or electrical skills are desired. Previous experience working with alignment of laser systems would be beneficial. Strong organizational skills and the ability to document work and follow procedures are important for on the job training. The 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:

Associates Degree in optics, electro-optics, physics, or mechanical technology plus five year’s work experience in thin films, or a relevant 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 195213.


Posted on 12 May 2016

MECHANICAL DESIGN 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 a BS in mechanical engineering and a minimum of 10 years of mechanical 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:

  • Extensive experience with machine or instrument design
  • Practical knowledge of manufacturing processes (machining, welding, sheet metal, etc.)
  • Analysis skills including the ability to perform stress analysis of structures and bolted connections
  • Proficiency with 3-D CAD modeling including the generation of detailed drawings (Siemens NX preferred)
  • Generate design and requirements documentation

Desired experience for this position includes:

  • Opto-mechanical design
  • Electro-mechanical design
  • High vacuum and cryogenic systems
  • Kinematic constraint design (Exact Constraint)
  • Tolerance analysis
  • Finite element analysis (FEA, ANSYS preferred)
  • Proficiency in the detailing of drawings with the use of GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-2009
  • Vibration testing and analysis (Siemens LMS preferred)
  • Instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Design troubleshooting, testing, and qualification
  • Project management

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 195403.


Posted on 19 May 2016

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 195404.


Posted on 19 May 2016

INSTRUMENT MODEL MAKER

Position Summary: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics is looking for an Instrument Model Maker in the mechanical engineering assembly 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.

Required Skills:

  • Able to function in a team environment and also work independently
  • Proficient in CNC programming using Mastercam version X4 or later
  • Operate a variety of CNC machine tools including large and small format VMC’s
  • Able to design, fabricate, and build jigs, test fixtures as needed
  • Blueprint reading and familiarity with GD&T
  • Fabricate parts using manual vertical mills and lathes
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience
  • Ability to collaborate with engineering staff to improve manufacturability of parts
  • Basic computer skills and experience with programs such as MS Word and Excel

Desired Skills:

  • Prior experience on HAAS, Fanuc, Millpwr, and Anilam CNC controls
  • Programming and operation of CNC lathes
  • Prior experience in programming surface contours
  • Experience in TIG and MIG welding
  • Completion of a NY state approved apprentice program in tool, mold, or instrument model making
  • Multi-axis programming including 4th axis operations
  • Machine building experience

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 195430.


Posted on 23 May 2016

LASER ENGINEER

Position Summary: The Laser Technology Development Group is responsible for laser system research and development (R&D). Specialties and interests of the group include:

  • diode- and flash-lamp–pumped solid-state lasers,
  • arbitrary, high-resolution, pulse shaping,
  • optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA),
  • picosecond mid-IR optical parametric oscillators,
  • ultrafast laser diagnostics, and
  • beam shaping, wavefront sensing, and control.

The group built and operates the Multi-Terawatt (MTW) laser, a mid-scale picosecond laser consisting of an OPCPA front end and 100-J Nd:glass amplifiers, for advanced laser development and target experiments. Another major group project is the development of an all-OPCPA laser system (15 fs, 0.5 PW) as a platform for multipetawatt lasers and ultrafast target physics.

LLE is seeking an MS or Ph.D. level candidate in optics, physics or electrical engineering to join the Laser Technology Development group. The successful candidate will be responsible for R&D related to the field of high-average-power, ultrafast laser systems. Relevant experience is required in optical systems, solid-state lasers, and nonlinear optics.

The candidate’s experience must extend beyond using commercial lasers. Strong computer skills in optical and laser design are required. The ideal candidate has a broad knowledge of optical physics and has demonstrated an ability to lead projects and manage multiple priorities.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 196139.


Posted on 29 June 2016

DATABASE ANALYST

POSITION SUMMARY: The successful candidate will have a balance of experience technical experience and strong analytical skills. In general, a successful candidate will perform the following DBA/Analyst duties:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, install, configure, upgrade, and manage Oracle RDBMS 10g, 11g to 12c
  • Configure and manage database maintenance, including backups, reorgs, and any additional required maintenance.
  • Apply Oracle-related patches.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation as part of a leveraged DBA support team.
  • Represent database administration team in operational as well as project activities.
  • Manage competing projects and assignments and multi-task.
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources maintaining databases and data systems.
  • Develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality.
  • Perform data analyses and data manipulations. Specifically, importing, cleaning, transforming, querying, validating or modeling data with the purpose of understanding or making conclusions from the data for decision making purposes.
  • Analyze data to verify that it is properly formatted, submitted, and valid, thus ensuring high-quality data.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets using statistical methods.
  • Present data in charts, graphs, tables.
  • Generate views, dashboards, and reports to share insights into data.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Oracle DBA and on a Linux/Unix Environment.
  • Design, install, administer and maintain Oracle Database.
  • DBA level knowledge of Unix fundamentals and shell scripting.
  • Thorough knowledge of Oracle database applications and relational databases.
  • Experience with data manipulation language (DML) and structured query language (SQL) using database tools, business intelligence and spreadsheet applications.
  • Bachelors Degree in a related field (information management, statistics, computer science, economics, math, or engineering).

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with Automatic Storage Environment (ASM).
  • Database performance tuning, SQL tuning and Diagnostic evaluation (ADDM, AWR, ASH).
  • Backup and Recovery (RMAN, Cloning, Data Guard, Export/Import).
  • Resource Monitoring (CPU, memory, I/O, RAC/ASM, etc.).
  • Oracle patch provisioning.
  • Tuning (advisors, SQL tuning, indexing, partitions, etc.)
  • Oracle database replication.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 196346.


Posted on 13 July 2016

LINUX ADMINISTRATOR

POSITION SUMMARY: The ideal candidate will have significant Linux, Enterprise Linux (e.g. RHEL, CentOS), virtualization (e.g. KVM/RHEV), and centralized logging / auditing (e.g. syslog) experience. In general, a successful candidate will have the following qualifications/responsibilities:

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Must have at least 3-5 years of RHEL/CentOS integration and engineering experience to include: installation, rebuilding, configuring, maintenance, and patching.
  • Extensive experience with Red Hat Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) or other virtualization technologies (VMware ESXi, vSphere).
  • Maintains smooth operation of moderately complex multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network and high performance computing administrators.
  • Installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs patches and resolves moderately complex software related problems.
  • Experience with kick-starting Linux servers.
  • Ability to create custom RPMs using the rpm-build infrastructure.
  • Uses systems management software to monitor servers and applications, troubleshooting problems and coordinating with other teams when problems occur.
  • Develops tests and maintains a disaster recovery plan.
  • Supports applications development project teams with the development of test servers, testing new system configurations and consulting on system performance issues.
  • Tests and evaluates network hardware and software to determine compatibility with current systems.
  • Performs equipment reviews, development of maintenance histories, management and maintenance of hardware inventories.
  • Supports site upgrades, site inspections, site audits, or other site evaluations.
  • Develops and maintains system documentation. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • Ability to automate tasks using scripting languages (Shell, PERL, Python, etc.)
  • Performs system backups and recovery.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent required.
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or Linux+ certification highly desired.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 196348.


Posted on 13 July 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

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 195212.
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

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