Careers at LLE


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester is a unique national resource with a premier high-power laser facility for research in inertial confinement fusion (ICF), high-energy-density physics (HEDP), and basic science. The Laboratory is performing ignition-related experiments on its own OMEGA Laser System, as well as the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Scientists from LLE have been instrumental in the development of experimental techniques and diagnostics while collaborating with scientists at Lawrence Livermore and other national laboratories on the key science campaigns leading to ignition and to better understanding of HEDP.

LLE is home to both the OMEGA and OMEGA EP Laser Systems. OMEGA is a 60-beam solid-state laser system capable of delivering 30-kJ, nanosecond UV pulses to a target. OMEGA EP is a short-pulse laser system capable of delivering up to 1-PW intensities (700 J in 700 fs). Research is conducted for LLE as well as other national laboratories and universities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The HEDP-Theory Group in LLE?s Theoretical Division seeks a computational/theoretical physicist to carry out rigorous and high-impact researches in high-energy-density science important to both ICF and basic science.
  • The successful candidate will focus on the development of machine-learning augmented orbital-free non-interacting and exchange-correlation free-energy density functionals for density-functional theory (DFT), software implementation and their applications to matter at warm-dense conditions by means of ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations and Kubo-Greenwood approach to characterize the equation of state, transport and optical properties of materials under extreme conditions.
  • Close collaborations between HED theorists and experimentalists are being actively pursued at LLE.

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with DFT codes such as Quantum-Espresso/ABINIT/VASP
  • good interpersonal skills
  • the willingness to work in a team
  • the ability to communicate well in writing

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Ph.D. in quantum many-body physics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, plasma physics, or a related area is required.

This project, funded by NSF, offers a competitive salary which will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This Research Associate position will open in the spring 2023 (with some flexibility), and applications will be considered until the position is filled. The position will be funded for two years.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 241486.

In addition to the online application, qualified applicants should submit a dossier that includes a cover letter outlining how the applicant sees himself/herself contributing to the research project, 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

Ready to jump start a new career?

Do you have a strong technical aptitude?

Do you have experience working with optical systems?

If so, the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is looking for you! Here at LLE, we take pride in being a national resource for research and education in both science and technology! Our focus is on using lasers to create fusion energy! Pretty cool, right?!

You have the chance to join our team! LLE is looking for its next Beamlines Technician.

A Beamlines Tech is responsible for:

  • Supporting the operation of equipment and instrumentation for laser physics experiments
  • Precision alignment of optical systems
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical issues
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Supporting engineers in design and installation of new equipment
  • Shift flexibility is required (Morning and Evening shifts)

What's needed to be successful in this role:

  • Strong technical aptitude
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional software

You're a great candidate for this role if you:

  • Have availability to work second shift
  • Have experience with optical, mechanical, electrical systems
  • Have experience with handling precision optical components
  • Are proficient with reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Have technical writing experience

How to qualify for this role:

  • Have an Associate Degree in optics or technology/engineering field and 4 years' experience in a technical field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 242332.

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. For more than 50 years the University's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) has been a leader in innovation and technology. The research performed at the LLE has led to breakthroughs in electro-optics, plasma physics and nuclear fusion technology. We are looking for an outstanding leader with exceptional team building and technical skills to thrive as the Chief Safety Officer (CSO) supporting LLE's mission as a member of the Engineering Division with direct reporting line to LLE's Director for all safety related issues as the head of the matrixed safety organization

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The CSO is responsible for the communication of the safety culture and serves as the Laboratory's steward of continuous improvement in Integrated Safety Management. The CSO provides line supervision for LLE's Safety Manager and technical supervision for the Safety Officers (Subject Matter Experts) for each discipline. They provide technical supervision of subject matter experts to facilitate safe work through engagement with workers to assess, prioritize, and mitigate potential hazards in the workplace. This includes personal interaction with workers, conducting periodic safety inspections, and review of new or modified equipment and processes. LLE is expanding in both its research and education mission, including significant expansion in laser operations and R&D. Duties include assessing new and more complex hazards to ensure safety controls are in place, ensuring continuous technical enhancements of safety training programs, ensuring adequate controls with respect to safety of students, staff, and faculty, establishing and refining policies to ensure worker safety, and serving as technical liaison with UR EH&S Personnel and safety personal from collaborating institutions and consultants.

The CSO is expected to invest 80% of their time on the direct safety-related workload. 20% of their time will be reserved for Omega Facility-related work including qualification and/or maintaining proficiency as a shot director or operator.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Successful candidates will have:

  • a MS or higher degree in Engineering or Physical Science with 5+ years of experience OR, a BS in Engineering or Physical Science with 10+ years of experience OR, 15+ years of experience for exceptional candidates
  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills
  • Willingness to learn applicable safety codes is required (e.g., OSHA, NFPA, CGA, ANSI, etc.); prior training and experience in Health and Safety are highly desirable. Must have strong communication skills and ability to work well with technical and non-technical staff.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 241699.

Here at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), we take pride in being a national resource for research and education in both science and technology! Our focus is on using lasers to create fusion energy and high energy density physics! We are looking for people who want to make a difference. Individuals with passion and drive to become part of the of our team at LLE. We are looking for our next Cleanroom Section Leader

The Cleanroom Section Leader is responsible for:

  • Managing a team of four direct report technicians who are responsible for performing cleanroom functions such as cleaning, hardware cleaning, and refuse disposal.
  • Performing administrative functions for team members: timecard approval, vacation approval, written annual performance evaluations, new hire selection.
  • Working with the users of the cleanrooms to schedule cleaning tasks as well as upkeeping documented procedures of those tasks.
  • Maintaining cleanroom supplies inventory.
  • Presenting regular status reports to management and operation groups on key metrics achieved and inventory levels.
  • When necessary, formulate cleaning plans to address area contamination issues.

What?s needed to be successful in this role:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team-based environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e-mail/Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and ability to learn additional software packages (Teamcenter document management)

You?re a great candidate for this role if you have:

  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment wearing appropriate cleanroom garments (ISO 5 and ISO 6).
  • Comfort accessing and working on elevated surfaces

How to qualify for this role:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years combined of education and work experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 242224.

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.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory is seeking an experienced technician responsible for operating thin film deposition chambers, including the implementation of design strategies, management of coating equipment and inspection of optics to be coated. Candidate will participate in many aspects of coating, including process development and documentation, production, analysis and inspection; and also be responsible for oversight of coating equipment usage. Candidate will need to a hands-on approach toward preventative maintenance, minor repairs and equipment improvements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate optical coating equipment to manufacture high-damage threshold coatings
  • Perform metrology measurements for coating characterization
  • Maintain reliable records, including accurate run logs of all coating runs and maintenance logs
  • Inspect cleaned optics to ensure surface to be coated is free of defects

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working within a manufacturing environment
  • High attention to detail and effective organizational skills
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Electronics and vacuum coating experience desirable and an understanding of computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and large glass substrates
  • Willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have an Associates degree in electronics, optics, or mechanical technology, plus two-years experience in a hands-on technical field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 240598.

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.

Ready to jump start a new career?

Do you have a strong mechanical aptitude?

Do you have experience working with electrical systems?

Can you read schematics?

If so, the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is looking for you! Here at LLE, we take pride in being a national resource for research and education in both science and technology! Our focus is on using lasers to create fusion energy! Pretty cool, right?!

You have the chance to join our team! LLE is looking for its next Experimental Technician.

An Experimental Tech is responsible for:

  • Supporting the operation of equipment and instrumentation for laser physics experiments
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical issues
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Supporting engineers in design and installation of new equipment
  • Operating and maintaining complex vacuum systems
  • Some Second shift work
  • Performing radiological management activities

What's needed to be successful in this role:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional software

You're a great candidate for this role if you:

  • Have availability to work second shift
  • Have experience with electrical, controls, and vacuum systems
  • Have experience with handling precision optical components
  • Are proficient with reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Have technical writing experience

How to qualify for this role:

  • Have an Associate degree and 4 years' experience in technology or engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience in a technical field.
  • Have the ability to obtain a security clearance

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 242391.

Ready to jump start a new career?

Do you have a strong mechanical aptitude?

Do you have experience working with electrical systems?

Can you read schematics?

If so, the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is looking for you! Here at LLE, we take pride in being a national resource for research and education in both science and technology! Our focus is on using lasers to create fusion energy! Pretty cool, right?!

You have the chance to join our team! LLE is looking for its next Experimental Technician.

An Experimental Tech is responsible for:

  • Supporting the operation of equipment and instrumentation for laser physics experiments
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical issues
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Supporting engineers in design and installation of new equipment
  • Operating and maintaining complex vacuum systems
  • Some Second shift work
  • Performing radiological management activities

What's needed to be successful in this role:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional software

You're a great candidate for this role if you:

  • Have availability to work second shift
  • Have experience with electrical, controls, and vacuum systems
  • Have experience with handling precision optical components
  • Are proficient with reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Have technical writing experience

How to qualify for this role:

  • Have a Bachelor's degree and 2 yrs experience in technology or engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience in a technical field
  • Have the ability to obtain a security clearance

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 241258.

Are you an initiative-taker who is enthusiastic about technology and innovation?

Do you have experience working with film development?

Are you ambitious and open to learning new tasks?

The University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) has an exciting opportunity that will allow you to put these skills to use! Our experiment operations team is looking for a Film Processing Technician. The Film Processing Technician supports LLE's operations by maintaining equipment and loading/unloading x-ray film used in nuclear physics experiments.

For more than 50 years the University's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) has been a leader in innovation and technology. The research performed at LLE has led to breakthroughs in electro-optics, plasma physics and nuclear fusion technology! This is a great opportunity to join our team!

Responsibilities:

  • Loading/unload X-Ray film and image plate cartridges used in nuclear physics experiments
  • Processing photographic film and image plate
  • Maintaining film processing equipment and chemistry
  • Troubleshooting equipment issues.
  • Qualifying as a NYS Radiation Worker
  • Maintaining radiological containment areas
  • Creating and updating system documentation and procedures

The successful candidate will:

  • Have darkroom/film development experience
  • Have experience with automated photographic film processors and/or image plate scanners
  • Have experience with chemistry operations
  • Have worked with radiological materials
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office with the ability to learn additional software

You're a great candidate for this role if you have:

  • A passion for learning
  • An exceptional record of reliability, and attention to detail
  • A strong mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills suitable for working in a team-based environment
  • Availability to work mornings (7am or 830am start) and evening shifts (1pm start)

Qualifications:

  • HS diploma required
  • Have the ability to obtain a security clearance

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 242588.

Do you have a strong technical aptitude?

Do you have experience working with optical systems?

If so, the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is looking for you! Here at LLE, we take pride in being a national resource for research and education in both science and technology! Our focus is on using lasers to create fusion energy! Pretty cool, right?!

You have the chance to join our team! LLE is looking for its next Frontend Sources Technician.

A Sources Tech is responsible for:

  • Supporting the operation of equipment and instrumentation for laser physics experiments
  • Precision alignment of optical systems
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical issues
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Supporting engineers in design and installation of new equipment
  • Shift flexibility is required (Morning and Evening shifts)

What's needed to be successful in this role:

  • We are looking for someone who is excited to learn and energetic about the world-class laser environment the Frontend Sources group operates.
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • High degree of manual dexterity
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Comfortable working around sounds/flashing in the 5hz repetition range for extended periods of time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team-based environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional software

You're a great candidate for this role if you:

  • Have availability to work a combination of first and second shifts
  • Have experience with optical, mechanical, electrical systems
  • Have experience with handling precision optical components
  • Are proficient with reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Have technical writing experience

How to qualify for this role:

  • Have an Associate Degree in optics or technology/engineering field and 4 years' experience in a technical field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 242410.

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: 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.

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.

The University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our team as a Publication Assistant.

Here at the LLE, we are passionate about research and education in science and technology and are looking for an individual who shares this passion! On tight deadlines, and adhering to quality and compliance standards, the Publication Assistant will proofread and edit scientific texts and presentations.

Responsibilites include:

  • Proofreading and editing scientific texts and presentations including peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, posters, and web-based content on tight deadlines
  • Ensuring quality and adherence to LLE/University and journal or conference standards for production. Edits original copy for content, consistency, and accuracy
  • Producing layout of laboratory publications and edits final content; interfaces with contributors and stakeholders to discuss editorial matters
  • Understand publication-related guidelines and make recommendations as needed to adhere to best practices, procedures, and industry standard
  • Use of independent judgment and editorial skills to prepare copy

The successful candidate:

  • Experience proofreading technical and/or scientific documents
  • Advanced use of MS Word with a demonstrated ability to follow templates, apply styles, and format new and existing documents
  • Demonstrated ability to apply layout and formatting skills to insert figures, tables, charts, and graphics into Word documents
  • Review presentations in MS PowerPoint to proofread content on slides
  • Ability to use reference guides, style guides, and manuals
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills to resolve issues
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills with the ability to manage workload, juggle multiple projects, and meet tight deadlines.

To Qualify:

  • Bachelor's degree in English or Journalism and 3+ years? experience in writing/communication field (or equivalent)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign
  • Proficiency in Endnote or equivalent reference management tool
  • Knowledge of document Accessibility standards desired

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 242975.

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.

Here at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) we take pride in being a national resource for research and education in both science and technology! Our focus is on using lasers to create fusion energy and high energy density physics! We are looking for people who want to make a difference; individuals with passion and drive to become part of our team! We are looking for our next Senior Technical Associate

As a Senior Technical Associate, you will build, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot experimental systems that are used to purify small quantities of hydrogen. You will also be responsible for operating and maintaining systems used for experiments with tritium. Strong attention to detail is essential!

Required experience to be successful in this role:

  • vacuum technology
  • cryogenics
  • high-purity gas handling

You're a great candidate for this role if you have experience in:

  • control systems
  • machining
  • data acquisition
  • diagnostics
  • CAD drawings

How to qualify for this role:

  • Masters degree and 3 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 242232.

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

POSITION SUMMARY:The Experimental Division at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) seeks candidates at the Staff Scientist level who can contribute to the development of new science using the unique tritium capabilities at LLE who can bring new capabilities to ongoing global magnetic and inertial confinement fusion missions, who will conduct experiments and/or perform simulations using the facilities at LLE, and who will engage with and mentor graduate students in the Division. In addition to a good understanding of vacuum and material science or chemical engineering, the successful candidate should have good interpersonal skills, a willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate sub-field of physics, experience as a postdoc or equivalent position, and demonstrated their expertise by publishing their research in peer-reviewed journals.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 242244.

In addition to applying online, qualified applicants should submit a dossier that includes a cover letter outlining how the applicant sees himself/herself contributing to the research project, 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 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 and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to conduct inertial confinement fusion and high energy density physics experiments. The Diagnostic Development and Integration Group is currently seeking a Technical Associate. The successful candidate will operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of plastic CR-39 track detection equipment and digital scanning equipment, and also will serve as a member of the operational crew conducting high energy density physics experiments at the Omega Laser Facility.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be the responsible individual for the Particle Detection Laboratory
  • Maintain quality-controlled supply of CR39 plastic track detectors
  • Load/unload plastic CR-39 track detection cartridges used in nuclear physics experiments
  • Process plastic track detectors in a specialized chemical processing procedure in Particle Detection Laboratory
  • Maintain detector processing equipment and chemistry in the Particle Detection Laboratory
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance
  • Maintain etching and scanning equipment
  • Qualify and serve as an operations crew member as an Experimental Technician
  • Qualify as a NYS Radiation Worker and maintain radiological containment areas
  • Create and update system documentation and procedures
  • Adjust working hours to support operations on the Omega Laser Facility

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrated high reliability, organizational skills, and attention to details
  • Strong mechanical and chemical aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills suitable for working in a team-based environment
  • Associates degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent combination of experience and education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with optical microscopy in a production laboratory setting
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with quality control
  • Experience with radiological materials
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional software

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 240718.

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