Careers at LLE

Director's Office

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Laser and Materials Technology

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Engineering Division

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN V

POSITION SUMMARY:Operate and maintain equipment to shape, grind, and polish optical components up to 350mm diameter. Evaluate optical drawings in order to manufacture parts to required specifications. Assist in the final testing of parts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate continuous polishers
  • Operate grinding machines
  • Operate double-sided grinding and polishing machines up to 4"diameter optics
  • Use of micrometers, calipers, and interferometers
  • Maintain and clean equipment
  • Interpret optical drawings in order to manufacture parts to specifications
  • Organize, inventory, and order spare supplies for the shop

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and large glass substrates
  • Previous experience with grinding and polishing equipment is preferred.
  • Ability to document work and follow procedures are important for on the job training
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have 5-7 years experience working in an optical fabrication shop environment.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222458.


Posted on 10 March 2020

LABORATORY 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 laboratory engineer in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will learn the specifics of design and support for custom instrumentation, controls, and electronic circuits used on high power experimental laser systems. 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting custom electronic systems
  • Development of embedded controller hardware and firmware
  • Data acquisition and measurement techniques
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Component level digital circuit design

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong documentation skills
  • Working knowledge of circuit board layout concepts
  • Experience with the precision timing of devices
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate should have a BSEE/BSEET and 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222574.


Posted on 28 July 2020

SR. LAB 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 Senior Laboratory 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting custom control systems
  • PLC programming utilizing ladder logic or embedded controller procedural programming
  • Fail-safe methods employed in 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
  • Perform annual performance reviews for direct reports

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with cryogenic and/or vacuum systems
  • LabVIEW or other computer programming experience
  • Familiarity with EMI/EMC techniques
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate should have a BS and 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222578.


Posted on 28 July 2020

SR. LAB 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 Senior Laboratory 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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
  • Component level circuit design and troubleshooting
  • Circuit simulation with SPICE or equivalent
  • Understanding of lumped and distributed circuit analysis

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate should have a BSEE and 10 years of experience, or MSEE and 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222577.


Posted on 28 July 2020

SR. LAB 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 senior laboratory 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, build, and operate high voltage, high current systems >10kV-DC charge voltage and >5kA-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
  • Development of embedded controller hardware and firmware
  • Proficient in command line Linux and bash shell scripting
  • Experience writing high-reliability procedural software in C programming language
  • FPGA design utilizing VHDL
  • 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 Xilinx ISE or Vivado Design Suite
  • Familiarity with MISRA C software development guidelines
  • LabView programming experience
  • Experience with the precision timing of devices and systems
  • Experience with cryogenic and/or vacuum systems
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate engineering discipline plus 3-5 years of engineering experience; or an equivalent combination of education and engineering experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate should have a minimum of BS and 10 years of experience, or MS and 6 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222570.


Posted on 28 July 2020

FULL STACK WEB DEVELOPER

POSITION SUMMARY:Design, develop, deploy, and maintain University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) organization web presence and web data services for our research Principal Investigators. Additional duties include performing day-to-day web services and website management, monitoring overall web site and web services health, usage and capacity planning, performance monitoring and enhancement, evaluating web services, and support.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support LLE IT full stack web and database development. Develop LLE web sites and services, including support for RESTful data services
  • Participate on internal and external web development projects to complete top priority LLE web deliverables
  • Support LLE web service compliance with IT security requirement
  • Measure and monitor web performance, usage, availability, capacity and health
  • Support adopting new web and data analysis technology in line with laboratory scientific goals
  • Work with key laboratory and scientific research stakeholders to ensure that web projects effectively meet user requirements
  • Support web 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 web application front-end and/or back-end web development experience
  • 3+ years of Node.js, PHP, Javascript / TypeScript web frameworks, desire RESTful API development with Node.js. Solid understanding of JSON format, HTML5, and CSS
  • 2+ years SQL development, with PL/SQL and understanding of database drivers for scientific and web connectivity (PHP, Python, C, C++, PERL and Node.js). Relational data modeling experience is a plus
  • Strong user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design for usability. User-centered design is a plus
  • Experience maintaining web and database code under Git version control
  • Demonstrated understanding of web development processes and technical excellence working with team members to engage in problem solving and finding proactive solutions

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Proven track record of leading major web development projects to completion
  • Experience with software project lifecycles and deployment strategies
  • Prior experience using Agile, Lean, SCRUM, or CMM methodologies with Continuous Integration (CI), distributed code revision control (e.g. GitLab, GitHub)
  • Significant web test automation development and test automation tools experience
  • Experience in Linux (RHEL+), Apache, Node.js and PHP configuration, update, backup and security (SELinux) is desired
  • Solid mathematical and scripting skills in Sh, PERL, and other scripting language is highly desired for data reporting, analysis and Extracting, Transforming and Loading (ETL) of data
  • Basic programming in MATLAB, R, Python, PV-Wave, or other scientific language is desired
  • Experience with Oracle APEX, MS Access, Excel with VBA is also desirable
  • Knowledge and experience using content management and cloud web services development environments (AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Proficiency in technical writing, documenting solutions, and communicating with clients and users

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 223583 .


Posted on 16 September 2020

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:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen.

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


Posted on 16 September 2020

SERVER AND STORAGE ENGINEER

POSITION SUMMARY:Design, build, deploy and maintain University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) server and storage Information Technology (IT) infrastructure services supporting LLE research, operations, engineering and administration. Duties include day-to-day system engineering, monitoring overall system health, usage and capacity, performing system maintenance tasks, evaluating new hardware, and general troubleshooting. They will report to the LLE IT Server and Storage team leader.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, deploy, and maintain LLE Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) server and storage IT infrastructure to deliver essential LLE Laser Operations and LLE Research IT services
  • Measure, monitor, and maintain overall system performance, capacity, usage, availability, and health
  • Evaluate the potential impacts and implement new servers and storage solutions
  • Maintain knowledge of server and storage technology, trends, and developments
  • Implement ITIL-based IT Service Management processes
  • Collaborate across IT functional teams to deliver integrated IT services that delight our users

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. S. in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent skills work experience.
  • 5+ years of hands-on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) experience and IT infrastructure support (networking, storage, backups, monitoring). RHSA/RHCE certifications are a plus
  • Expertise in heterogeneous Linux and Windows environments
  • Excellent technical knowledge of data center network protocols, operating systems, and standards, including TCP/IP, Internet, and routing
  • Expertise in storage connection and data sharing with Linux and Windows workstations (SAMBA, SMB/CIFS)
  • Experience providing high-end technical support (installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, retirement, problem resolution, etc.)
  • DevOps experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation of solutions

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Strong IT skills in infrastructure and applications
  • Extensive Linux OS expertise. Red Hat Linux experience is preferred
  • Expertise is virtualization platform architecture, design and configuration (Linux KVM, Red Hat Virtualization (RHV), VMware)
  • Data center operations understanding of fundamentals in networking / cooling / power
  • Proficient using IT servers and storage system monitoring tools
  • Good understanding of computer, memory and storage architecture and their impact on performance
  • Knowledge and experience with applications/infrastructure in one or more of the major cloud environments (Azure, AWS, Google)
  • Experience in implementing change management and security controls for IT infrastructure
  • Experience using ITIL Service Management processes and ITSM tools. Certification is a plus

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 223584.


Posted on 16 September 2020

Experimental Division

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OMEGA Laser Facility Division

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Theory Division

ASSISTANT SCIENTIST IN COMPUTATIONAL PLASMA PHYSICS

The Theoretical Division seeks a computational/theoretical plasma physicist at the Assistant Scientist level to carry out research in the area of laser-plasma interaction physics, with an emphasis on the numerical modeling of electron heat transport and stimulated scattering instabilities. Experience with Fokker-Planck stimulations would be an asset. In addition to a good understanding of laser-plasma interaction processes, the successful candidate should have the ability to work well with experimental data, have good interpersonal skills, a willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing. Preference will be given to candidates possessing a good record of publication in high impact peer reviewed journals. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related area is required. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is July 2020. 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. Valeri Goncharov at vgon@lle.rochester.edu. Applications should be emailed as a single PDF file to vgon@lle.rochester.edu and must include (i) a brief letter (max 2 pages) describing the candidates 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 222141.


Posted on 3 August 2020

Administrative Division

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Laboratory Safety

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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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