Careers at LLE


POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Study material interactions with lasers, optical material fabrication, and operational conditions. Characterize the behavior of materials under exposure to high laser flux with emphasis on optical devices with focus on understanding the functional and physical limits of materials.
  • Characterize and develop new optical materials and optical devices, including laser gain media, nonlinear crystals, and dielectric coatings.
  • Active communication/collaboration with other internal and external groups with targeted scope of work that is relevant to LLE's current and future needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and build experimental set ups to characterize material properties using class 3 and 4 laser systems that integrate components and instruments (lasers, power conditioning systems, spectrometers, etc.) and system controls
  • Conduct experiments characterizing optical materials and analyze results using existing and purpose-built tools that apply physical and numerical models
  • Support laser-induced damage testing experiments. Develop understanding of the principles of laser-material interactions. Investigate material modifications using an array of available characterization tool
  • Interface with LLE staff while collaborating on projects and supporting facility operations
  • Communicate research results through internal reports, publish in refereed journals, and present at internal laboratory meetings and conference settings
  • Participate in research proposal grant seeking and writing
  • Survey, study, and peer review relevant scientific literature
  • Responsible for maintenance of laboratory facilities
  • Lead new projects and research within area of expertise as needs arise

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience operating characterizing, and using pulsed laser systems
  • Experience characterizing materials and interfaces from atomic scale to bulk scale
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to generate scientific reports and deliver scientific presentations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Optics or other relevant field

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 234935.

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:

Stavros Demos, Ph.D.
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623-1299
Email: sdemos@rochester.edu

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

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