Careers at LLE


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 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) 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 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.

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) 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.

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.

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.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester is seeking an entry level mechanical design engineer to join the mechanical engineering group. This engineer will design and engineer equipment used in support of laboratory research in the fields of high energy physics, optics, lasers and materials.

Typical projects involve the design of equipment that may be used in high vacuum, clean rooms or cryogenic environments. Assigned projects will include design of laser system components (mechanical, opto-mechanical and electro-mechanical), precision instruments, fixtures, vacuum systems and cryogenic systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Design mechanical systems and components utilizing 3D CAD software.
  • Validate design work with appropriate analysis (stress analysis, tolerance, etc).
  • Generate drawings and other documentation suitable for fabrication.
  • Generate presentation material for design review or peer review.
  • Collaborate with co-workers and scientific staff to provide mechanical designs that meet the requirements of the assigned project.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BSME with 0-3 years of experience.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 235320.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 235384.

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