Careers at LLE


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.

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.

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.

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