Careers at LLE

Director's Office

There are no career opportunities in this division at this time.


Laser and Materials Technology Division

DEPUTY PROJECT MANAGER (LASER ENGINEER)

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics is seeking an engineer with experience managing, designing, and building lasers to work on the development of a cutting edge system. Experience with solid-state lasers, frequency conversion systems, and optical systems design is strongly desired. Must be familiar with project management principles and have experience leading multi-disciplinary project teams.

MS in Optics, Physics, or similar plus 10 years of experience in a related field (or a BS plus 15 years) desired.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228139.


Posted on 20 April 2021

STAFF SCIENTIST

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics seeks a staff scientist with experience modeling, designing, and building lasers to work on cutting edge systems. Experience with solid-state lasers, frequency conversion systems, and optical systems design is strongly desired.

Strong candidates should also have a broad knowledge of optical physics, and must be able to lead projects and manage multiple priorities. In addition, the candidate is expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and attend conferences.

Ph.D. in Optics, Physics, or similar plus 10 years of experience is desired.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228136.

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 20 April 2021

LASER TECHNICIAN

Seeking a technician with 10+ years of experience building laser systems to work on the development of a cutting-edge laser system at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Extensive hands-on experience with nonlinear optics, laser diagnostics, optical systems, and vacuum systems is strongly desired. Strong verbal communication skills and proven team experience is required.

Associates degree in optics or a related field desired.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228140.


Posted on 20 April 2021

LASER SENIOR LABORATORY ENGINEER

Laboratory for Laser Energetics is seeking an engineer with experience building laser to work on the development of a cutting edge system at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Experience designing and building optical parametric amplifiers, frequency conversion systems, and optical systems is strongly desired. Strong candidates should also have a background in Matlab, Python, or Labview. MS in Optics, Physics, or similar plus 5 years of experience in a related field (or a BS plus 10 years) desired.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228289.


Posted on 26 April 2021

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN - THIN FILM TECHNOLOGIES

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 Laboratory Technician reports to the Senior Laboratory Engineer in the Thin Film Technologies group and duties include the following:

  • Measurement of optical thin film spectral characteristics using a laser reflectometer, a spectrophotometer, or fiber-optic spectrometer.
  • Document coating runs. Enter data in spreadsheets and databases.
  • Maintenance of equipment for optical testing.
  • Execute checklists and assist with procedure documentation.
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs.
  • Support other coating chamber work such as bead-blasting panels as necessary.
  • 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 230374.


Posted on 22 July 2021


Engineering Division

ORACLE DATABASE DEVELOPER

POSITION SUMMARY

Model, develop, deploy, and maintain University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) organization Oracle database software and data services for a highly diversified research facility. Provide database support for research operations, management, advance controls, archives and reporting. Day to day duties involve modeling of application subject areas, PL/SQL database development and working with research operators and scientific principle investigators to extract, transform and load (etl) data. Additional duties include supporting data and web services and some database administration, monitoring of the health, usage for performance and capacity planning.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Relational Database modeling for new and existing application development. Including requirements gathering, storyboarding and documentation.
  • Development of database objects, PL/SQL procedures and packages for remote web and application interfaces.
  • Build robust data Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) applications to support the transformation of raw scientific data into accessible information.
  • Refactor existing database objects to support enhancements of system control, diagnostic and other research subject areas.
  • Investigate and support new technology initiatives to improve or enhance current database capabilities.
  • Work with key laboratory and scientific research stakeholders to ensure data connectivity, access control and reporting in research applications.
  • Provide secondary support for database configurations, maintenance, installations and upgrades.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B. S. in Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Science or equivalent skills work experience
  • 5+ years of hands-on Oracle Relational modeling and database development experience
  • 3+ years working in Oracle Database DDL, DML and concepts (table, triggers, views, procedures, functions, packages), PL/SQL, SQL languages with SQLplus, SQLcli and/or SQLdeveloper, Modeling (SQLmodeler, ERWIN, TOAD), Data extraction, Oracle Datapump
  • Experience with database version control through GIT or equivalent
  • Demonstrated technical excellence working to support scientific user base to engage in problem solving and finding proactive solutions
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to support scientific work in MSAcess, Excel, MATLAB, PV-Wave, IDL, Python or other scientific language

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Proven track record of leading database transformation and development project through to successful implementation
  • Significant Oracle database test development and performance tuning experience
  • Experience on Red Hat Linux (RHEL+) and Oracle server performance and configurations
  • Experience with software project lifecycles and deployment strategies, including UML visualization, requirement gathering, use cases, and flow charting
  • Solid mathematical and scripting skills in sh and Python or other scripting language for data reporting, analysis and Extracting, Transforming and Loading (ETL) of data is highly desired
  • Basic programming experience in MATLAB, R, Python, PV-Wave, or other scientific languages is a plus
  • Proficiency in technical writing, documenting solutions, and communicating with clients and users

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • The ability to obtain a DOE Q Clearance (which requires U.S. citizenship) is essential.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 223582 .


Posted on 16 September 2020

SENIOR MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN

POSITION SUMMARY

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics is looking for a Senior Mechanical Technician to work 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 or work independently
  • Capable of cleaning, assembling, integrating, and troubleshooting in house diagnostic assemblies
  • Aptitude in fabrication including setup and operation of manual vertical mills and lathes
  • Ability to design, fabricate, and build jigs, test fixtures, and parts as needed
  • Successfully manage multiple projects
  • Place component orders from a bill of materials
  • Blueprint reading and familiarity with GD&T
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Basic computer skills and experience with programs such as MS Word and Excel

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE INCLUDE

  • Familiarity with welding techniques including TIG, MIG, and orbital
  • Completion of a NY state approved apprentice program in tool, mold, or instrument model making
  • Experience in the operation of CNC equipment
  • Machine building experience

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228141.


Posted on 20 April 2021

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - PULSE POWER

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 pulsed power engineer in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will design, build, and support custom pulsed power systems required for both high power laser systems and magnetic field generation. Working independently with scientists and engineers from other disciplines in a team environment, the candidate will write requirements, design and build solutions, and present project reviews. Candidate should have a minimum of BS and 10 years of experience, or MS and 6 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE A THEORETICAL AND HANDS-ON KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Design, build, and operate high voltage, high current systems >10kV-DC charge voltage and >1kA-pulsed discharge current
  • Design of pulse forming networks
  • Fail-safe methods employed in electrical system design
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Circuit simulation with SPICE or equivalent
  • Component level design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting of digital and analog electronic circuits and systems
  • Data acquisition and electrical measurement techniques
  • Strong mechanical aptitude

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge of printed circuit board layout concepts
  • Familiarity with EMI/EMC techniques
  • Experience with the precision timing of devices and systems
  • Experience with vacuum systems
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228288.


Posted on 26 April 2021

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - HIGH SPEED ANALOG ELECTRONIC DESIGN

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-speed analog electronics design engineer in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will design and support custom high-speed/high-bandwidth electrical circuits and systems used on high power experimental laser systems. The candidate will be working independently with scientists and engineers from other disciplines in a team environment writing requirements, presenting project reviews, designing/fielding custom equipment, and documenting final assemblies. Candidate should have a BSEE and 10 years of experience, or MSEE and 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE A THEORETICAL AND HANDS-ON KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting electronic circuits and systems
  • Laboratory electrical measurement techniques, including high-bandwidth oscilloscopes and RF test equipment
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Circuit simulation with SPICE or equivalent
  • Component level circuit design and troubleshooting
  • Understanding of lumped and distributed circuit analysis

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES

  • Strong documentation skills
  • Working knowledge of high speed circuit board layout concepts, including grounding/shielding, microstrip transmission line, and reduction of parasitic elements
  • Experience with nanosecond/picosecond timing and measurement
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228290.


Posted on 26 April 2021

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN

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 electronics technician in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will be trained to assist engineers to develop and build analog and digital circuitry applied to electro-optics, experimental apparatus and control systems. Candidate should have at a minimum an AAS or AOS degree in Electronic Technology or related field, and 10 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE A HANDS-ON KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Assembly, documentation, and testing of both prototype and final circuit boards
  • Troubleshooting down to the component level
  • Mechanical and electrical chassis design, documentation, fabrication, and wiring
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Cabling and harness documentation and fabrication
  • Strong soldering skills
  • Familiarity with digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and other test equipment
  • Strong mechanical aptitude

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE

  • Strong documentation skills
  • Familiarity with embedded microprocessor development and Ethernet remote control
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228287.


Posted on 26 April 2021

SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGN 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 228291.


Posted on 27 April 2021

MECHANICAL DESIGN 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 INCLUDE

  • 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 228285.


Posted on 27 April 2021

CONTROLS 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 controls engineer in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will take an active role supervising and building custom control systems, and be capable of interacting with a team of scientists, instrument specialists, mechanical, optical, and software engineers to develop and support custom control system solutions for cutting edge research. Additionally, the candidate will write requirements, present project reviews, and take a hands-on role in the deployment and support of these systems. Candidate should have a BS and 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO DEMONOSTRATE A THEORETICAL AND HANDS-ON KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Experience in a project management role
  • Design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting custom control systems
  • PLC programming utilizing ladder logic programming
  • Fail-safe methods employed in electrical system design
  • CAD schematic capture
  • High level troubleshooting skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Data acquisition and electrical measurement techniques
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Provide regular progress reports to upper management

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with cryogenic and/or vacuum systems
  • EPICS controls or other computer programming experience
  • Experience with GE, Allen-Bradley or Beckhoff PLCs
  • Familiarity with EMI/EMC techniques
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 230974.


Posted on 18 August 2021


Experimental Division

LABORATORY ENGINEER

POSITION SUMMARY

The Experimental Support Group at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, is seeking a Laboratory Engineer to support the development and operation of advanced diagnostic instrumentation for use in the Omega Laser Facility. The Experimental Support Group collaborates with scientists on hundreds of sophisticated experiments per year on the various laser systems at the laboratory. The successful candidate will interface directly with the scientists in the Omega Experiments Group, High Energy Density Experiments Group, Plasma and Ultrafast Physics Group, external visiting scientists and the engineers and technicians within the Engineering and Operations groups. The position requires solid mechanical, laboratory, organizational and computational skills as well as the ability to work independently and communicate effectively. The successful candidate will lead development efforts for new instruments to enable the Laboratory?s long-term scientific mission and support the operation and maintenance of the existing scientific instrumentation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field, Master's strongly desired
  • Applicants should possess a technical background, with experience working with optical, electrical, and/or mechanical systems including vacuum systems
  • Computational software (Matlab, Python) experience strongly desired
  • Experience with MS Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) strongly desired
  • Flexibility in schedule support occasional off normal hours to support experiments

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228561.


Posted on 7 May 2021

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN II

POSITION SUMMARY

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 228582.


Posted on 7 May 2021


Omega Laser Facility Division

SYSTEM ANALYST (RESEARCH ENGINEER)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking a System Analyst to join the Facility Operations Management group in overseeing the operation of the Omega 60 and Omega EP laser facilities. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring facility performance and optimizing facility utilization by identification of problem areas. Work closely with IT personnel to define and implement business rules as necessary. Publish periodic reports for a variety of internal and external customers. Stand Shot Director and oversee the execution of complex laser shot operations by the on-watch crew.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Qualify as Shot Director, the senior crew member responsible for overseeing the safe and efficient operation of the facility and interfacing with scientists performing experiments on the system
  • Monitor and analyze existing performance metrics
  • Develop new metrics focused on increasing system output
  • Manage facility enhancement projects
  • Prepare reports and presentations communicating current system performance and capability
  • Author and review procedures for shot and maintenance operations
  • Work with IT staff to develop tools and web-based utilities necessary for efficient operations
  • Investigate off normal events to identify root cause and implement process to prevent recurrence

QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.S. Degree in Physical Science, Engineering, Information Tech, Computer Science or equivalent skills work experience
  • >5 years applicable experience
  • Proficient with MSOffice Suite
  • High reliability and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills suitable for working in a team-based environment
  • Capacity to function in a high complexity and high stress environments
  • An ideal candidate would additionally possess one or more of the following:
    • Experience in complex plant shift operations, for example power plant or microprocessor fab facility
    • Proficient extracting data from an Oracle database
    • Experience with high power laser or complex optical systems
    • Experience with MATLAB
    • Ability to read code written in Perl
    • Ability to obtain a DOE Q Clearance (which requires U.S. citizenship)

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228292.


Posted on 27 April 2021

SYSTEM ANALYST (SENIOR LABORATORY ENGINEER)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking a System Analyst to join the Facility Operations Management group in overseeing the operation of the Omega 60 and Omega EP laser facilities. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring facility performance and optimizing facility utilization by identification of problem areas. Work closely with IT personnel to define and implement business rules as necessary. Publish periodic reports for a variety of internal and external customers. Stand Shot Director and oversee the execution of complex laser shot operations by the on-watch crew.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Qualify as Shot Director, the senior crew member responsible for overseeing the safe and efficient operation of the facility and interfacing with scientists performing experiments on the system
  • Monitor and analyze existing performance metrics
  • Prepare reports and presentations communicating current system performance and capability
  • Author and review procedures for shot and maintenance operations
  • Work with IT staff to develop tools and web-based utilities necessary for efficient operations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. Degree in Physical Science, Engineering, Information Tech, Computer Science or equivalent skills work experience
  • Proficient with MSOffice Suite
  • High reliability and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills suitable for working in a team-based environment
  • Capacity to function in a high complexity and high stress environments
  • An ideal candidate would additionally possess one or more of the following:
    • Experience in complex plant shift operations, for example power plant or microprocessor fab facility
    • Proficient extracting data from an Oracle database
    • Experience with high power laser or complex optical systems
    • Experience with MATLAB
    • Ability to read code written in Perl
    • Ability to obtain a DOE Q Clearance (which requires U.S. citizenship)

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228286.


Posted on 27 April 2021

SOURCES TECHNICIAN (TAII)

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 a technical associate in the Laser Sources Operations group. Candidates are sought to install, maintain, operate and troubleshoot a variety of equipment in a cleanroom environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the operation of equipment and instrumentation for laser physics experiments
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues
  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Support engineers in design and installation of new equipment
  • Shift flexibility is required (Morning and Evening shifts)

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional software operation
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • High degree of manual dexterity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team-based environment

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Experience with electrical, controls, and vacuum systems
  • Experience with optical systems
  • Proficiency reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Technical writing experience

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates Degree in technology or engineering preferred (or work experience in a technical field)

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 230614.


Posted on 3 August 2021

AMPLIFIER GROUP TECHNICIAN

POSITION SUMMARY

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking a technician in the Amplifier Operations group. Candidate will operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of amplifier and support subsystems, and will serve as a member of the operational crew conducting experiments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Install, maintain, and operate equipment that include cooling water, pressurized air, precision optics, and electrical circuitry
  • Qualify and serve as a operations crew member
  • Operational shift work is required including start times as early as 7:00am or finish times as late as 9:30pm

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High reliability and attention to details
  • High mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills.
  • Strong communication skills suitable for working in a team-based environment
Primary responsibilities include direct, hands-on, support of shot operations and preventive maintenance operations with staggered shifts covering 7:00 am to 9:30 pm. Other responsibilities include project integration, component testing, maintenance of experimental instrumentation and system reconfiguration in a dynamic team environment. Applicants must possess a technical background, with experience to troubleshoot mechanical, electrical and optical systems. An Associate?s degree in a technical field is strongly preferred

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 231048.


Posted on 24 August 2021

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II

POSITION SUMMARY

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct support of shot operations
  • Preventative maintenance tasks
  • Procedural calibration of instrumentation
  • System reconfiguration in a dynamic team environment

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates degree in optics or a related field is required
  • Applicants must possess a technical background, with troubleshooting 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 231712.


Posted on 21 September 2021

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE

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 has an opening for an experienced mechanical, electrical, vacuum, and/or automotive system technician within the laboratory's Cryogenic and Tritium Facility.

The position entails the operation and maintenance of complex mechanical systems used to pressure fill, cool, manipulate, and transport cryogenic fuel pellets for LLE's Inertial Confinement Fusion research program.

This job requires

  • Solid mechanical aptitude skills
  • The ability to understand and execute detailed procedures
  • Physical strength
  • A good understanding of basic physics
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • A willingness to work hard

Softer required skills include

  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity
  • Good record keeping
  • The ability to work with others

Typical hours are 8:30 to 5:30pm but must be able to accommodate occasional early morning, evening, and/or weekend hours with sufficient notice. An Associate's degree in the areas of Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Automotive technology is desired but not required. Experience with vacuum systems and radiological materials is a plus. Vacuum and/or radiological experience a plus.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 232104.


Posted on 7 October 2021


Plasma & Ultrafast Laser Science & Engineering Division

There are no career opportunities in this division at this time.


Theory Division

ASSISTANT SCIENTIST IN COMPUTATIONAL HYDRODYNAMICS

Applications are invited for an assistant scientist position in code development focusing on computational hydrodynamics with application to inertial fusion and high energy density physics. The candidate will work on code development of the Integrated Modeling Group's radiation hydrodynamics simulation codes. Of particular interest is an applicant who can adapt codes to new GPU architectures, preferably using platform-independent tools. We welcome applications from candidates with experience in computational physics. Preference is given to candidates with a strong background in code development and experience in radiation hydrodynamics or astrophysics. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is September 2021. The position is for three years subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. More details can be found by contacting Dr. Tim Collins at tcol@lle.rochester.edu.

In addition to applying online, applicants should email a single PDF file to tcol@lle.rochester.edu containing (i) a brief letter (max 2 pages) describing the candidate's academic background and interests (ii) CV, and (iii) contact information of three references.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 226435.


Posted on 3 February 2021

ASSISTANT SCIENTIST

Applications are invited for an assistant scientist position in code development focusing on computational hydrodynamics with application to inertial fusion and high energy density physics. The candidate will work on code development on ICF codes, including the simulation code HYDRA. This will include but not be limited to development of physics packages related to laser ray trace. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in radiation hydrodynamic modeling and inertial confinement fusion. A Ph. D. in physics or mechanical engineering or a related field is required. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is for two years subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. More details can be found by contacting Dr. Tim Collins at tcol@lle.rochester.edu.

In addition to applying online, applicants should email a single PDF file to tcol@lle.rochester.edu containing (i) a brief letter (max 2 pages) describing the candidate's academic background and interests (ii) CV, and (iii) contact information of three references.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228671.


Posted on 12 May 2021


Administrative Division

PUBLICATIONS SUPPORT SPECIALIST

POSITION SUMMARY

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester seeks applicants for our Publication and Design Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With minimum direction, edits, proofs, and completes scientific and technical manuscripts utilizing PC/Macintosh applications such as Microsoft 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 strong proofreading skills and attention to detail.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The position requires two years of post-high school education and two years of office experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 231245.


Posted on 31 August 2021

PURCHASING ASSISTANT

POSITION SUMMARY

To provide support to the procurement activity for the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), by creating requisitions (P2P-Workday system) and processing/maintaining accurate records for University PCard system.

TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT USED

  • Personal computer, University P2P system (Workday), PCard system (Workday), LLE Purchasing database (Microsoft Access), and other standard office equipment.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Approves and authorizes requisitions up to a maximum of $1,000.
  • Places orders with vendors, via P2P requisition/order, via PCard.
  • Creates all requisitions for LLE to be entered into University P2P Workday system.
  • Investigates and resolves pricing disputes with vendors.
  • Initiates contract renewals and monitor contract expiration dates.
  • Requests updated pricing from vendors for database accuracy.
  • Compiles preventive maintenance orders to include pricing verification and contract compliance.
  • Confers routinely with vendors and departments (accounts payable, LLE Finance) to follow up on payment problems or service issues.
  • Handles routine phone calls and advises LLE faculty and staff on appropriate procurement procedures.
  • Assists the purchasing manager in maintaining accurate LLE databases and contracts.
  • Requests price quotes from vendors, uses experience and knowledge to compare, suggest alternatives to the LLE staff and faculty.
  • Assists the Purchasing Manager in maintaining accuracy of current applications and suggesting more effective ways of doing business moving forward.
  • Interfaces with Accounts Payable on invoice resolution for all requisitions and purchase orders processed by LLE staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate's degree in business administration and 1-2 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 231279.


Posted on 3 September 2021

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) http://www.lle.rochester.edu at the University of Rochester has an immediate opening for an accounting professional with possibility of a hybrid work agreement.

LLE operates under a cooperative research agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy with an annual operating budget of approximately $80,000,000, along with an additional 30 sponsored awards resulting in an average of $9,800,000 in annual funding. The LLE Accounting and Administrative teams support over 530 personnel, including faculty-equivalent scientists and research engineers, software analysts, engineers, technicians, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as hosting international scientists on sabbatical leaves.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the LLE Accounting Manager, with latitude for exercise of independent judgment, performs professional accounting work at an operating level requiring knowledge and application of general accounting theory, financial reporting, cost analysis, fund/account distributions , and techniques, practices and knowledge of the University accounting system.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Makes analyses of ledger accounts in order to confirm completeness and accuracy of data; uses judgment as to whether account balances are reasonable; examines accounting documents to ascertain that transactions are properly supported in accordance with University policy and procedures; initiates corrective action or recommends solutions as appropriate; prepares working procedures/papers, exhibits and summaries supporting findings and recommendations.

Expected to perform financial analysis requests of Accounting Manager, Division Directors, and Principal Investigators and to provide written and verbal communications. Periodic supervision of other clerical personnel and/or functions with accounting, ledger, property, procurement. payroll or budgetary responsibilities. Interfaces with sponsors, ORPA and ORACS. Monitors special purpose funds for expenditures, obligations and prepares status reports.

Prepares a variety of routine financial statements or accounting reports for which the format has been established. Participates in monthly/quarterly financial reporting efforts (60%), prepares monthly internal shop billings and reports (15%), monitors and verifies corrections (15%) and assists in budget creation and management (10%).

Reports to the LLE Accounting Manager.

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, and 3-5 years of professional accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and 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. CLASP certification and knowledge of UR Accounting (UR Financials, Cognos, IORA) is highly desirable.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 232135.


Posted on 8 October 2021


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There are no career opportunities in this division at this time.

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Qualified applicants for Staff Scientist positions 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 application materials should be sent to the attention of:

Steven Stagnitto
Administrative Director
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
250 East River Road Rochester, NY 14623-1212
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