Careers at LLE


POSITION SUMMARY: LLE is currently seeking a software developer to join the Software Development Group. A successful candidate will design and support control systems software in support of laboratory research. This includes interacting with members of the scientific community at LLE as well as various engineering groups to support in-house designed components. The candidate will be required to support legacy systems with minimal downtime as well as be available on an on-call basis to support laser operations. Work is done with general guidance so the ability to learn quickly is a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and maintain software applications used in controlling production equipment and / or acquiring experimental data
  • Work with application end users to understand and document their needs
  • Ensure application maintenance, installations and upgrades are efficient
  • Actively participate in the LLE IT software application architecture and UX
  • Working with end users to identify and prioritize new application features and requirements
  • High level troubleshooting skills (debugging)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent skills. Advanced degree is a plus
  • 2+ years? work experience as a programmer
  • Experienced user of Linux operating systems
  • Hands on development experience using C / C++, QT, X11, .NET, C#, Unix command line tools, Linux editor
  • Excellent technical, analytical & communication skills

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience developing and supporting software controlling scientific lab equipment in a production and/or manufacturing environment
  • Deploying networked equipment communication solutions using TCP/IP
  • Experience with Subversion and/or Gitlab for code development, version control, testing, and deployment

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Two positions are available: Please apply to Job Opening ID 235712.

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 two laboratory technicians in the Contamination Control group.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform periodic cleaning of facility rooms to meet cleanroom standards, vacuuming, mopping, and wiping surfaces within the cleanrooms are primary activities
  • Perform cleaning of technical equipment within the facility per provided training
  • Maintain stock of garments and materials for personnel entering the cleanroom areas

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment wearing appropriate cleanroom garments (ISO 5 and ISO 6)
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e-mail/Word/Excel) and ability to learn additional software packages
  • Comfortable accessing and working on elevated surfaces with appropriate fall safety training and equipment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • HS diploma or equivalent

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 236581 or 236614.

POSITION SUMMARY: LLE is a unique national resource and the work conducted at the Omega Laser facility is important to DOE/NNSA and the international scientific community. The Database Developer position performs work in database programming, analysis and design of database interfaces and structures. The developer will review project tasks and perform requirements analysis, develop required database objects and code in SQL PL/SQL and other scripting languages.

Other relevant work will be to configure and monitor database access and performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the database, web, and application developers, and scientific teams to support database designs, and programmatic interfaces.
  • Work with the Database & Web group leader to develop database objects and interfaces to support scientific operations.
  • Foster strong relationships with internal business units and excel in communication on technical topics.
  • Collect requirements and propose solutions to meet scientific objectives.
  • Write PL/SQL procedures, SQL, DML to support user access and use of scientific databases.
  • Create objects, assign roles and grants, links, and other DB tasks
  • Support database security, tuning, indexing, and performance
  • Support database performance tuning, code optimization
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor's degree in information systems or equivalent work experience; an M.B.A. or M.S. in information technology is preferred and 7-10 years of related experience,
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Industry certifications in PL/SQL, T-SQL, SQL

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

Technical:

  • Programming for DB application development
  • Data modeling, normal forms, database object creation
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experienced in using ITSM Tool or ticketing system
  • Experienced in Database application configuration

Business:

  • Self-starter requiring minimal supervision
  • Superb analytical and research skills with the ability to comprehend complex data sets; demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; perform under pressure and demonstrate adaptability and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and reporting
  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies and relationship to laws, regulations, policies, and ethics surrounding cybersecurity and privacy.
  • Knowledge of the organization's core business/mission processes.

PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Oracle Programming, Security and/or database Certification preferred

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Two positions are available: Please apply to Job Opening ID 238139.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The LLE Electronics and Controls Engineering group is seeking an experienced high-speed analog electronics design engineer to 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. The successful candidate should have a PhD in Electrical Engineering and 3 years experience or MSEE and 6 years of experieince or equivalent training and experience.

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
  • Ability to work to a budget and schedule

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
  • Experience in project management role
  • 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 235265.

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.

The LLE Electronics and Controls Engineering group is seeking an experienced electronic design engineer to design, plan, execute, and finalize small to medium scale projects. This includes taking requirements and executing projects from conceptual design to final integration. Tasks will include acquiring resources, coordinating the efforts of team members, creating design solutions, project reviews and presentations in order to deliver solutions that are on time and on budget. The successful candidate should have a BSEE/BSEET and 5 years of experience or equivalent training and experience.

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 from prototype to production assemblies
  • Component level circuit design and troubleshooting
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Laboratory electrical measurement techniques
  • Circuit simulation with SPICE or equivalent
  • Troubleshooting down to the component level
  • Mechanical and electrical chassis design and documentation
  • Cabling and harness documentation and fabrication

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • Familiarity with analog and digital circuit design and development
  • Embedded programming
  • Experience with FPGA or CPLD based designs
  • 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 235303.

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.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at 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 Facility Security Officer to manage, administer and coordinate the DOE security program and activities to ensure compliance with government and LLE security policies and procedures. The FSO serves as a trusted security advisor by understanding security risks and technologies and by providing leadership, support, and strategic/tactical guidance to drive security fundamentals into aspects of the business..

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain a security architecture process that enables the department to develop and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with enterprise, technology, and threat drivers.
  • Analyzes and interprets DOE policies and develops, revises and implements procedures for security compliance.
  • Focuses on physical security infrastructure, procedures, projects, and education to ensure DOE and USG security procedure compliance.
  • Maintains the Site Security Plan in accordance with government orders; leads and maintains the Foreign Ownership and Controlling Influence (FOCI) certification process.
  • Identify and document threats and vulnerabilities that may impact the business and address them regularly with the department.
  • Work closely with leadership to instill physical security policies and practices throughout business units to address security operations, incident response, application security and infrastructure.
  • Interfaces with DOE HQs, counterintelligence and FBI contacts.
  • Takes the lead in responding to action items from security audits including the annual self-assessment.
  • Verify security content training initiatives and internal/external communication are conducted regularly.
  • Provides security training and annual awareness reviews.
  • Stay abreast of new laws, regulations and standards, and assess their impact to the business.
  • Support classified operations on the Omega Facility
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor?s degree in related field.
  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience working in multiple security verticals or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and tactically, with effective decision-making skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of all required DOE security regulations (NISPOM)
  • Experience managing secure facilities or operations security (OPSEC)

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 236830.

POSITION SUMMARY: LLE is a unique national resource and the work conducted at the Omega Laser facility is important to DOE/NNSA and the international scientific community. We are looking for an outstanding leader with exceptional team building and technical skills to thrive as the Information Technology Group Leader supporting LLE?s mission as a part of the Engineering Division. The IT Group Leader is responsible for enterprise IT services, network and server infrastructure, on-premises datacenter operations. This position oversees projects requiring multi-disciplinary coordination and vendor collaboration. Management responsibilities include supervising frontline IT professionals and serving as a resource for staff including technical guidance. The IT group will have hands-on responsibilities in an area where they are recognized as an expert.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

IT Group Leader is responsible for implementing solutions consistent with approved IT governance and cybersecurity policies. Technical areas they will oversee that this applies to include:

  • IT User & support Services
  • Network Infrastructure & Security
  • Servers and storage including on-premises Datacenter Operations
  • Web application development
  • Databases
  • Custom Application Development for laser facility operations

IT Group Leader has line management responsibility for:

  • Personnel management and conflict resolution
  • Staff development
  • Developing goals and metrics for individual and group performance

IT Group Leader is responsible for IT fiscal management (budgeting and forecasting)

IT Group Leader shall:

  • Foster strong relationships with internal business units
  • Communicate the importance of strong cybersecurity practices to LLE faculty, staff, and students build consensus among across LLE division on enterprise-wide process and technology solutions
  • Work with the LLE IT Governance Committee, LLE ISO, and the UR CISO to implement solutions to identified risks that are consistent with business security requirements.
  • Proposes changes to existing policies and procedures to ensure operating efficiency and regulatory compliance.
  • Implement solutions consistent with a strong security culture set forth by the LLE Director, UR CISO, and LLE ISO
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge related to security threats, vulnerabilities and mitigations set forth to reduce the attack surface; circulate this knowledge through the appropriate LLE units.
  • Communicate threats and vulnerabilities that may impact LLE and address them regularly with business units.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor?s degree in information systems, computer engineering, or related discipline OR equivalent work experience; a Master?s degree is preferred
  • 15 years of IT-related experience with B.S, 10 years of IT-related experience with M.S, Or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience in IT-related discipline.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

The IT Group Leader will have demonstrated experience leading a large team in all aspects of organizational management, personnel management, capability and staff development, succession planning, budget management, performance management and ensuring a safe and secure workplace. Their technical management competencies must include the ability to define and measure infrastructure performance and automate processes to improve efficiency.

Demonstrated Experience:

  • working in a research facility of scale (Ex. Government Research Facility / National Laboratory, Major Research University) or organization with a complex production floor
  • managing an environment subject to external compliance requirements (Ex. Government contractor)
  • using ITSM or ticketing system
  • implementing risk management methodology
  • implementing a cybersecurity framework
  • applying project management principles
  • delivering core IT services from on-premises infrastructure
  • in formal incident management
  • with external audits
  • managing a complex budget

This position requires demonstrated experience leading an IT organization including strategic planning and tactical operations management. This role requires experience collaborating across organizational boundaries and managing ?customer? relationships. The IT Group Leader must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills. They must be enthusiastic about the research mission of the laboratory and eager to learn about operation of the laser facilities and research we do. They will serve as a liaison between LLE and campus IT leadership and have regular meetings with the UR CIO and CISO to ensure consistency with central IT policies.

Technical:

  • Proficiency with Linux and Windows operating systems (past experience as Linux Systems Administrator or Engineer a plus)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Expert level abilities in an IT discipline (Networking, Servers and storage, Identity and Access Management)
  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies and relationship to laws, regulations, policies, and ethics surrounding cybersecurity and privacy.

Business:

  • Self-starter requiring minimal supervision
  • Superb analytical and research skills with the ability to comprehend complex data sets; demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; perform under pressure and demonstrate adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands
  • Ability to prioritize work to deliver on time and maintain morale

PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Working in an environment governed by NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171 and/or CMMC/CMMC 2.0 (strongly preferred)
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux
  • Cisco Networks
  • Virtual Environments (RHEV, VMware)
  • Databases (Oracle preferred)
  • Active Directory
  • Privileged Access Management solutions
  • Enterprise Backup Solutions (ex. Veritas Netbackup, Commvault)
  • Experience with Vulnerability Management tools (SIEM, Incident Response)
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • NIST 800 series
  • FISMA
  • FedRAMP
  • CISM, CITM, CGEIT, CISSP

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 238002.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory Safety Specialist (LSS) reports directly to the Laboratory Safety Officer (LSO) and provides support in implementing safety programs at LLE necessary to maintain compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory standards to maintain a safe and healthful work environment. The LSS independently designs and implements the EHS management system and staff safety training programs, investigates and remediates EHS related accidents, recommends process improvements, and assists with special projects as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs and implements an EHS management system that follows internationally recognized best practices. Assists the LSO with integrating EHS management systems with LLE?s core structure.
  • Supports the Laboratory Safety Officer with LLE?s health and safety programs which include chemical, electrical, fire, laser, mechanical, and radiation safety with a specific focus on respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, hearing conservation, hazard communication, and beryllium safety. Samples, tracks, and reports on appropriate areas and any issues that arise.
  • Designs and implements staff safety training programs. Creates and presents new safety trainings as needed. Provides required updates to existing safety trainings. Maintains staff safety training records. Maintains databases that provide tools and streamlined information to users lab-wide.
  • Utilizes root cause analysis and other safety methods to investigate, remediate and prevent EHS related accidents. Performs internal safety audits and provides recommendations to subject matter experts for continual improvement.
  • Performs regular reviews of LLE Directives for content updates to safety policy. Designs and implements Administrative Controls such as safety policies, trainings, and signage to protect employees from hazards throughout the facility. Remediates applicable safety deficiencies as appropriate.
  • Supports safety officers in the design and execution of special projects. Assists with risk evaluation and the writing of standard operating procedures for new materials and systems being utilized in the lab.
  • Consults with Work Area Supervisors when commissioning new labs. Discusses research plans, investigates risk associated with those plans, and remediates per applicable safety standards.
  • Liaises with the University of Rochester?s Environmental Health and Safety Department. Hosts EHS onsite in order to perform industrial hygiene sampling.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S. required/M.S. Degree in Environmental Health and Safety, or related field preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in safety related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations, specifically 29 CFR 1910
  • Knowledge of ISO and ANSI regulations
  • Certification in OSHA hazard communication
  • Excellent technical writing and communications skills
  • Experience with research methods preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Pursuing ASP or CSP accreditation preferred

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 237396.

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 237807.

POSITION SUMMARY: Entry level position working in a class 100 cleanroom. Responsible for high precision cleaning of large optics and inspection prior to coating. Participate in development of cleaning methods for glass and hydroscopic optics, sol-gel coatings, and structured thin films. Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Laboratory Technician reports to the Cleanroom Operations Supervisor in the Optical Manufacturing Group and duties include the following:

  • Cleaning and preparation of substrates prior to the deposition or assembly process
  • Inspection and quality assurance of incoming glass substrates and optical coatings
  • Cleaning and handling hydroscopic materials
  • Maintenance of a class 100 cleanroom and equipment for optical cleaning
  • Sol-gel coating of optical substrates by spin-coat and dip methods
  • Chemical stripping of various materials (e.g. photoresist, dielectric films) from large substrates. Work is done in a fume hood
  • Maintain records on the condition of each optic and document all process information
  • Assembly of optical substrates into various holders and mounts
  • Data entry and operating custom software on a windows based computer
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs

REQUIREMENTS: Familiarity with any of the following technical aspects is a plus:

  • Cleanroom gowning protocols and contamination control procedures
  • Surface inspection and characterization techniques. (e.g. scratch/dig, cleanliness)
  • Mechanical assembly processes using hand-held tools

The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. A 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, mechanical technology, or chemistry with one year experience in a fabrication or manufacturing environment 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 234793.

POSITION SUMMARY: Entry level position working in a class 100 cleanroom environment with irregular shift hours. Assist in the maintenance of optics on the OMEGA/EP laser systems to prevent costly damage to system components. Participate in the development of inspection and mounting procedures for large optics. Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Laboratory Technician reports to the OMEGA Operations Supervisor in the Optical Manufacturing Group and duties include the following:

  • Inspection and cleaning of in-situ optics on OMEGA/EP laser systems.
  • Assembly of optical substrates into various holders and mounts.
  • Handle delicate optics and install/ remove components from OMEGA/EP.
  • Maintain records on the condition of each optic and document all process information.
  • Chemical stripping of various materials (e.g. sol-gel, photoresist) from large substrates.
  • Operate equipment to assist with coater panel maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs.
  • Support maintenance of a class 100 cleanroom area.
  • Data entry and operating custom software on a windows based computer.

REQUIREMENTS: The laboratory technician should be familiar with the following technical aspects

  • Cleanroom gowning protocols and contamination control procedures
  • Surface inspection and characterization techniques. (e.g. scratch/dig, cleanliness)
  • Mechanical assembly processes using hand-held tools

The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. 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 or mechanical technology with one year experience in a fabrication or manufacturing environment 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 234790.

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.

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.

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.

The LLE Electronics and Controls Engineering group is seeking an experienced electronic design engineer to design, plan, execute, and finalize medium to large scale projects. This includes taking requirements and executing projects from conceptual design to final integration. Tasks will include acquiring resources, coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants, creating design solutions, project reviews and presentations in order to deliver solutions that are on time and on budget. The successful candidate should have an MSEE and 5 years of experience or BSEE and 10 years of experience or equivalent training and experience.

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 from prototype to production assemblies
  • Component level circuit design and troubleshooting
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Laboratory electrical measurement techniques
  • Circuit simulation with SPICE or equivalent
  • Troubleshooting down to the component level
  • Mechanical and electrical chassis design and documentation
  • Cabling and harness documentation and fabrication

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • Familiarity with analog and digital circuit design and development
  • Embedded programming
  • Experience with FPGA or CPLD based designs
  • 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 235309.

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.

The LLE Electronics and Controls Engineering group is seeking an experienced controls engineer to 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. The successful candidate should have a BSEE/BSEET and 5 years of experience or equivalent training and experience.

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

  • 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
  • Ability to work to a budget and schedule
  • Provide regular progress reports to upper management

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in a project management role
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • 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 235304.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester has an opening for the leader of the Omega Experiments Group within the Experimental Division. The successful candidate will provide leadership and oversight of the Omega Experiments Group consisting of eight group members performing research and development in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and high energy density physics (HEDP) experiments conducted on the Omega Laser Facility and the National Ignition Facility.

The group conducts interdisciplinary research and interacts with the whole of the laboratory, including theory, facility operations, engineering and target fabrication to meet its research goals. The laser direct drive implosions of cryogenically layered deuterium-tritium spherical targets and associated HEDP are studied holistically, including: laser uniformity, laser absorption, laser ablation, laser imprint, shock propagation, energy coupling, hydrodynamic instabilities, laser plasma interactions, hot-electron preheating, implosion symmetry, hot-spot formation, residual kinetic energy, nuclear fusion, compressed areal density. The group performs research and development of innovative target designs to understand and improve implosion performance and of novel diagnostics (optical, X ray, gamma ray, particle) to provide experimental insights.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and mentor a world leading group of researchers in their research and technical growth
  • Serve as a member of the Laboratory?s management and leadership team
  • Identify research and development goals for the Experimental Division, implement a scientific plan to achieve those goals, and provide updates on goals for the funding agency
  • Foster collaborations internally and with external partners: universities, national labs, and industry
  • Participate in the National Diagnostics Working Group
  • Working with group members to define the annual experimental campaigns conducted on the Omega Laser Facility, the National Ignition Facility or other facilities as appropriate
  • Participate as a member of the Omega Facility and Scheduling Committee evaluating experimental proposals; oversee operation of Omega Laser Facility; and work with the Omega Laser Users? Group
    • Track and report on the team performance
    • Develop and manage group?s budget (projects, equipment, supplies, travel)
    • Allocate and provide required resources for group members? research and development
    • Conduct annual performance evaluations of group members
    • Actively participate in workforce planning, quality assurance, mentoring, and training.
    • Participate in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new workforce in order to retain the best and brightest scientists and engineers to meet the evolving research and development needs of the Experimental Division
    • Recognize, create, and implement plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the group, division, and laboratory
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Physics, Engineering, or related field
  • Significant experience and subject matter expertise in research and development related to inertial confinement fusion and high energy density physics with a record of published scholarship
  • Demonstrated record of leadership, including personnel management in a high-technology research environment.
  • Experience leading innovative initiatives, fostering scientific collaborations, building multi-disciplinary research teams, and sustaining relationships with management, research teams, other divisions within LLE, external collaborators, and sponsors
  • Experience in decision making and leadership skills necessary to work independently, to work effectively in a team environment, and to oversee the work of others
  • Demonstrated commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, necessary to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise, and influence the senior leadership team at LLE
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to apply, lead, and develop cutting-edge techniques to address challenges of ICF and /or high energy density physics.
  • Experience in guiding and providing strategic direction for projects to a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and technicians, using expert level communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 237861.

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

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

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

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 237770.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester is seeking an Teamcenter and NX Administrator to join the Mechanical Engineering group.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the LLE Teamcenter system and the NX CAD system. This role is responsible for administering the Teamcenter/NX systems that house data generated by the Mechanical Engineering group and select data generated by others within LLE. The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day maintenance, end user support, and coordination of updates to the Teamcenter/NX systems. Coordination efforts include user education of new features and capabilities of the updated software and interacting with LLE IT. The successful candidate shall be fully versed in the Teamcenter and NX user interfaces.

The Teamcenter Administrator is responsible for all Teamcenter processes and internal applications (e.g Access Manager, Workflow Designer, BMIDE). Anything that affects the data model affecting the user interaction (under the hood) is the responsibility of TC Administrator.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Day-to-day user support for Teamcenter and NX
  • Create How-to documents for end users as needed
  • Work closely with the LLE ?Design Office? (LLE?s document control)
  • Maintain LLE Engineering computer inventory and upgrades
  • Create new, and maintain existing Teamcenter workflows as needed
  • Maintain NX customer defaults
  • Maintain Teamcenter and NX start-up scripts
  • Maintain Teamcenter BMIDE
  • Monitor systems regularly, perform clear-locks, dataset check-in, etc
  • Investigate and propose process improvement initiatives
  • Test Teamcenter changes on the Teamcenter development system
  • Plan Teamcenter and NX upgrades

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2-year Associates degree
  • Must have a thorough understanding of engineering processes (design/release/manufacture) with a minimum of 10 years? experience
  • Experience with PLM systems, Siemens Teamcenter preferred
  • Experience with document release and change processes
  • Experience with 3-D CAD modelling and 2-D drawings, Siemens NX preferred
  • Familiarity with drafting standards
  • Excellent writing/communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Proficient with MS Office products
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer oriented with a strong ability to work well with others
  • Must be able to work independently with little guidance
  • Must be a champion for the Siemens Teamcenter/NX products
  • Must be comfortable providing on-demand application demonstrations/training sessions, either in person or via zoom

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 234443.

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