Upton, New York, As the NSLS-II Director you will be leading a world-class diverse team of over 300 to operate and further build out a premiere user facility that embraces diversity to safely and efficiently deliver high-impact and cutting-edge science and technology for the benefit of society. One of five DOE Light Sources in the U.S., NSLS-II is an extraordinary hub for the use of synchrotron light to solve the world’s most challenging scientific problems that will improve our lives for decades to come. With 29 beamlines currently in service out of its full potential of 60, the facility hosted more than 1800 users in 2023.
Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate are committed to your success. We offer a supportive work environment and the resources necessary for you to succeed.
You must be a visionary, experienced, and inclusive scientific leader to chart the future of NSLS-II into its second decade of operation while delivering world-class science, an optimum user experience, as well as facility operations and beamline construction in a safe, secure, and environmentally sound manner. You will cultivate a climate of trust and accountability with the NSLS-II stakeholder community, especially its staff and users.
You will serve as the focal point for communication and coordination across the full spectrum of stakeholders including staff, users, peers at BNL and other laboratories, and the local community, as well as laboratory leaders and the facility’s sponsors - primarily the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences. You will guide the formulation and execution of strategic plans, and champion proposals for new initiatives and projects.
You will have authority over, and allocate the resources provided for operation of NSLS-II, a budget of ~$120M per year, and oversight of NSLS-II construction projects from inception through operations, a portfolio of ~$600M over the next 10 years including prospective work.
In this position you will support the Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Photon Sciences (ALD-EPS) and will collaborate and coordinate with laboratory leadership as a member of the executive team for the EPS directorate, the BNL Science Council and Management Council.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
PhD (or equivalent degree) in a science, technology, engineering or a related discipline.
Minimum of 15 years experience, including at least 5 years in a leadership position.
Demonstrated success in delivering simultaneous excellence in safety and operations as well as program development.
Demonstrated commitment and leadership style which fosters an inclusive environment and ability to empower, motivate, direct, and effectively lead a diverse group of scientific, technical, and administrative staff.
Ability to engage directly with staff, as well as peers and other stakeholders in a manner that promotes mutual respect and trust.
Excellent oral and written communications capabilities, including developing and delivering presentations.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
( At least one or more of these abilities would be beneficial, but not required)
Experience working at or with DOE national laboratories.
Experience with running or providing oversight of a facility operations program (potential activities including operational discipline, budgeting and finance, environment safety and health).
Experience within one or more of the synchrotron radiation facility knowledge domains including accelerator, beamlines, or data science and engineering.
Knowledge of DOE policies and procedures.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level Access Authorization.
Tucson, Arizona, The Wyant College of Optical Sciences (OSC) at the University of Arizona (UArizona) invites applications for tenure/tenure-track faculty positions at all levels in the general area of Image Science. We encourage applications from researchers whose expertise and interests will complement or strengthen current efforts at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences and across the University of Arizona. The Wyant College of Optical Sciences supports the university’s goals to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. We welcome and encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups, to apply.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here .
The Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is world-renowned for the breadth and depth of its research and education programs. The college’s Image Science program is one of four major research areas with a broad scope of activity and interests, with examples including compressive and computational imaging, quantum imaging, polarization and hyperspectral imaging, lidar, remote sensing and machine learning/AI-based image formation and analysis. The program also spans novel clinical, preclinical or scientific biomedical imaging instrumentation or methods, including gamma- and x-ray imaging, multi-modal endoscope hardware, low-cost diagnostic hardware for remote healthcare, and deep-tissue imaging with structured illumination. Faculty in Image Science are enabling compelling imaging applications across campus in medicine, astronomy, remote sensing, national security, machine vision, spatial computing, and autonomous systems. The position is not limited to these areas and applicants in other fields of Image Science are encouraged to apply.
The Wyant College of Optical Sciences has been fortunate to receive philanthropic support to create 14 new Endowed Chairs in Optical Science. While positions are open at all levels, very highly accomplished applicants will also be considered as potential recipients for the nine Endowed Chairs that are available to be awarded:
-Jean M. Bennett Optica Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences -Thomas R. Brown Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences -Nelson E. Claytor Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences -Robert M. Edmund Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences -John B. Hayes Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences -Bahram Jalali Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences -Jack Lee Jewell Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences -William F. and Helen M. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences -Robert R. Shannon Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences
The successful candidate will develop their own independent research program to broaden the capabilities of the College, but also find synergy with current Wyant College of Optical Sciences research programs and benefit from the strong cross-disciplinary research culture at the University of Arizona. Image Science faculty enjoy vibrant collaborations with the Optical Engineering group within the college, as well as extensive linkages across campus with Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Astronomy, the Department of Medical Imaging, and UA Health Sciences. Additional joint appointments in the various departments across multiple colleges are also possible.
Experience in private-sector enterprises can be a valuable candidate asset. The Wyant College of Optical Sciences enjoys strong engagement with private-sector stakeholders addressing previously unknown challenges and intellectual opportunities encountered while advancing cutting edge technologies to the market. The University of Arizona is located in beautiful Tucson, a vibrant multicultural city in the spectacular US Southwest. For more information regarding the University and Tucson, please click here .
Duties and Responsibilities: Candidates for this tenure/tenure-track position should demonstrate a commitment to excellence both in research in their field and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Duties include:
Cultivating a world-renowned research program. Establishing a strong record of student mentorship and teaching. Participating in both undergraduate and graduate education. Participating in service and outreach for the College.
For private sector or government laboratory applicants, lack of a proven teaching or extramural research funding record could be addressed with other related credentials that demonstrate strong communications skills and a demonstrated history of technical depth and leadership. We seek an individual who is able to work with and attract a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students and colleagues. Development of novel courses pertaining to the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as exceptional teaching of our core curriculum, is expected. Minimum Qualifications :
The applicant must have a Ph.D. (or an equivalent doctorate degree) in Optics, Physical or Computational Science, Engineering or related fields.
Candidates with all levels of expertise from early career through senior faculty are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Qualifications :
Experience and demonstrated leadership roles in post-doctorate research, and teaching and industrial experience in optics is desirable.
Experience in private-sector enterprises can be a valuable candidate asset.
South Orange, New Jersey, The Department of Physics at Seton Hall University invites applications to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning the Fall 2024 semester. A Ph.D. in Physics or Applied Physics and a research specialization in Engineering is required. Candidates should have expertise and research in renewable energy, condensed matter physics and its applications, electronics, nanoscience and nanoengineering technology, optics and photonics, biophysics, bioengineering and technology, biosensors, novel instrumentation methods, quantum information science and technology, engineering physics of complex light-matter interactions, plasma physics, and/or materials physics and engineering. The candidate is expected to build an on-campus research program, successfully seek sponsored research grants, and involve undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity. We seek a candidate who demonstrates excellence in teaching lecture and laboratory courses at all levels, especially to students of diverse backgrounds.
This position is part of a collaborative STEM hiring initiative between the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science and Physics in the broad areas of applied science and/or engineering, including: computer science, electrical, cybersecurity, systems, materials science, bio-analysis, sensors and sustainability. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interest and ability to attract students and external funding in one or more of these areas. Seton Hall University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of its academic enterprise. All candidates must provide a one-page personal statement addressing DEI as part of the application. A complete application will include: CV, statements of teaching and research philosophy, the DEI statement and the names and full contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.
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A Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, and/or a related field of Engineering is required.
Seton Hall University is investing in engineering and in interdisciplinary collaboration throughout STEM in areas like environmental science, so our preferences are to attract candidates with research interests in renewable energy research or environmental engineering, but we are also interested in experts in condensed-matter physics and its applications, electronics, nanoscience and nanoengineering technology, optics and photonics, biophysics, bioengineering and technology, biosensors, novel instrumentation methods, quantum information science and technology, engineering physics of complex light-matter interactions, plasma physics, and materials physics and engineering. The candidate is expected to build an on-campus interdisciplinary research program, successfully seek sponsored research grants, and involve undergraduate and graduate students in applied and engineering-based scholarly activity. We seek a candidate who demonstrates excellence in teaching lecture and laboratory courses at all levels, especially to students of diverse backgrounds.
Stony Brook, New York, Tenured Physics Professor - Simons Center for Geometry & Physics
Location: Stony Brook, NY Open Date: Jun 15, 2023 Deadline: Dec 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time Description The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University seeks applications for one Tenured Professor position in Theoretical Physics; the candidate will also be a Tenured Professor at the YITP/Department of Physics and Astronomy. The search is open to outstanding candidates in any field of theoretical physics, ranging from Quantum Gravity to Condensed Matter physics. The applicant does not necessarily need to be tenured or be in a tenure track position at another institution. This individual is expected to engage in research characterized by creativity and vision, and in mentorship with a commitment to inclusivity. There are no teaching obligations or heavy administration duties required in this position, however, there will be ample resources for research. The faculty member is expected to be involved in selecting and mentoring postdocs as well. The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics has close ties with the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) and the Physics and Mathematics departments, and is devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in mathematics and theoretical physics, especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines. Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It's included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report's 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island's largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island's beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island's premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Qualifications Required Qualifications: PhD degree or foreign equivalent in theoretical physics or closely related field, with an established record of outstanding independent research. Application Instructions To apply, visit http://apply.interfolio.com/126603 . To receive full consideration candidates should upload: 1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Research statement *4) Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement *5) List of publications All application materials must be submitted online. Please use the Apply Now button to begin your application. For technical support, please visit Interfolio's Support Site ( https://support.interfolio.com/ ) or reach out to their Scholar Service Team at [email protected]
or (877) 997-8807. The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request . It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police. Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws. Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-91075a62dc0c4a43aae7cdccdf0592fd
Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for a Computational Physicist/Engineer to work on next-generation fissile materials production modeling and simulation using state-of-the-art adaptive computing technologies to integrate models with advanced data analytics and machine learning. You will develop models to enable simulation of proliferation processes, detection of early signatures, and accurate assessment of possible proliferation activities. This position is in the Applied Physics Section in the Physics Division. You will Learn underlying physics and operational procedure of existing suite of computational models for fissile-materials production. Enhance existing and develop new computational models for processes and components associated with fissile materials production using a new adaptive computing environment, coupled to high-performance computing capabilities, as needed. Use hierarchy of complex computational models to provide expert input and technical advice to national security nuclear analysts. Apply machine learning and statistical analysis to computer simulation outputs to couple simulation codes, to perform and analyze large-scale statistical studies, and to generate synthetic for machine-learning models. Maintain an awareness of technical literature in assigned areas. Periodically, prepare written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results. Publish research results in technical and/or peer-reviewed scientific journals, and present results at technical meetings and/or external conferences. Occasional travel as necessary to interact with sponsors and collaborators. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q/SCI-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. PhD in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Computational Sciences, related field or the equivalent combination of education and significant professional experience. Ability to develop complex computer codes. Advanced knowledge and significant experience in developing computational models and simulations. Experience with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and/or data analytics. Significant experience authoring technical and scientific reports, publications and delivering scientific presentations. Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management and external sponsors. Ability to travel off-site for sponsor and collaborator interaction. Qualifications We Desire Experience with adaptive computation environments and/or high-performance computing. Advanced knowledge and significant experience with the scientific and technological issues associated with national security in one or more of the following areas: nuclear fuel cycle, advanced technology/process model development, isotope production, data analytics, fluid flow, industrial chemical facilities, foreign weapon programs, or related emerging technologies.
Livermore, California, We have an opening for an Experimental Physicist to independently execute experiments and develop new experimental methods in support of dynamic compression research on materials at high pressure. You will plan, design, execute, and oversee experiments at the intersection of shock physics, dynamic compression, hydrodynamics, and x-ray imaging, and develop novel diagnostics to support your scientific research goals as needed. You will travel as necessary to conduct experiments at off-site facilities, collaborate with colleagues, and interact with sponsors and customers. This position resides within the Materials Physics at Extremes Group within the Condensed Matter Physics Section of the Physics Division. You will Research, design, execute, and analyze dynamic compression experiments to understand the thermomechanical and chemical responses of compressed materials. For example, this includes existing gas gun facilities (e.g., HEAF, DCS, and JASPER), Kolsky bars, and/or pulse power facilities (e.g., Z) . Improve and apply existing analytical tools, models, and instruments to varied data sets from dynamic experiments that may include photonic doppler velocimetry (PDV), two-dimensional VISAR, optical and near-IR spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, x-ray radiography, or optical imaging. Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings. Engage with complementary research efforts and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internal and external to the Laboratory. Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level Plan new experiments in identified areas; propose research, obtain funding Develop new analytical tools, models, and instruments for scientific research. Train junior staff and students Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship. MS in hydrodynamics, shock physics, condensed matter or related field or discipline, or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience. Experience with dynamic velocimetry or imaging techniques. Proficient analytical skills necessary to solve complex problems and make decisions. Experience working independently, as well as in a team, with minimal direction. Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management. Ability to travel as needed. Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level PhD in a related field or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience. Significant experience and advanced knowledge independently designing, executing, and analyzing complex experiments in the areas of shock physics, equations of state, constitutive material properties, or hydrodynamics. Significant experience and advanced knowledge developing analysis methods supporting hydrodynamic wave profile experiments. Experience mentoring and training others with a wide variety of backgrounds. Experience developing and using hydrodynamic simulations to design and interpret high pressure science experiments Qualifications We Desire Experience designing, executing, and analyzing experiments on dynamic compression platforms, especially at major facilities Experience with pyrometry, x-ray and optical imaging, and related techniques. Experience handling hazardous materials and designing experiments around constraints therein. Experience with heterogenous materials
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Chemical Lab Technician to work in the area of explosives synthesis, formulation, and characterization. You will provide technical support to principal investigators and scientific and technical staff in explosives research and programmatic/experimental activities for surveillance and aging studies, physical and chemical characterization, and detonation science to address programmatic and research and development needs in energetic materials. This position is in the Energetic Materials & Design group within the Energetic Materials & Design (EMD) section of the Materials Science Division, supporting the Energetic Materials Center (EMC). You will Collaborate with scientists, engineers, and technical personnel to provide general technical support to various programmatic tasks and explosives research efforts. Perform operations with chemistry processing systems including grinding, sieving, mixing, slurry coating, synthesis, operation of analytical instruments and hazardous waste management and fulfill duties such as room responsibilities for instruments and labs. Contribute to aging and compatibility work by preparing samples of explosives, polymers, and other materials, performing tests, recording results, and communicating with colleagues and supervisors. Acquire and analyze basic data and report results on projects involving formulation and characterization of explosives. Conduct, coordinate, and document procedures and peer reviews. Perform work as an LLNL Explosives Handler, and routinely work hands-on with energetic materials of all types. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities, at the 504.3 level Provide advanced technical support to resolve technical and programmatic issues. Acquire, analyze and may interpret moderately complex data and provide solutions to complex technical problems. Plan and select methodology and procedures to attain desired goals in routine activities. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship. Associate degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or Environmental Technology (or equivalent combination of education and experience) with some related experience. Basic understanding of chemistry and materials science with strong mechanical aptitude. Experience working with an experimental team and working effectively under conflicting and rigorous deadlines with general supervision. Demonstrated ability to conduct chemistry support activities with a broad range of experience in experimental support, techniques, and execution including knowledge of safety rules and procedures. Handling and knowledge of chemicals in laboratory settings. Willingness to work with explosives, which requires the ability to deal with hazards inherent in explosives research in a responsible and efficient manner. Developed organizational and interpersonal skills to work with experimental teams with members from all disciplines. Ability to work on multiple projects while meeting programmatic deadlines and to work in a collaborative research and development environment. Proficient verbal and written communication skills, to present results verbally and through written reports. Additional qualifications at the 504.3 level Basic understanding of chemistry, material science, and engineering with advanced specialized technical expertise in one or a few areas. Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information. Qualifications We Desire Experience with explosive formulations, including grinding, sieving, mixing, and formulation and pressing of plastic bonded explosives. Knowledge of LLNL programs in energetic materials or LLNL ES&H rules and regulations.
Livermore, California, We have two openings for Intelligence Analysts to join an interdisciplinary team conducting analysis of chemical and biological defense issues, and their implications for the national security interests of the United States. You will perform analysis and lead projects that integrate complex information from all sources into finished assessments and make formal verbal and written presentations, interface with Program sponsors and Intelligence Community (IC) stakeholders and contribute to project and organizational goals. This position is in the Science and Technology Assessments (STA) Program within Global Security Principal Directorate's Z Program. In this role, you will Conduct independent research on sensitive, politically significant national security topics, with a focus on scientific, technical, and national security topics regarding biological and chemical defense. Maintain awareness of relevant current events and information in assigned areas. Assist in identifying analytic priorities, defining problems, and proposing moderately complex to complex analytic research methodologies with limited direction. Write reports and present analytic findings in support of sponsor and stakeholder objectives that adhere to intelligence community analytic standards. Contribute to the development of a focused national security research program in assigned areas that addresses key science and technology and policy questions, using independent judgment. Contribute to the development of new program opportunities, including the definition and development of research proposals and interaction with potential sponsors and customers under limited direction. Contribute to intelligence-related organizational objectives by providing input on technical issues for presenting in-depth analysis to sponsors and consumers, traveling as necessary. Obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance and obtain and maintain required security in a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) environment for information that is under the analyst's direct control. Perform other duties as assigned. In addition, at the SES.4 Level Represent the organization as the primary technical contact on multiple intelligence related tasks and large projects, working effectively across a range of priorities. Lead multidisciplinary teams assigned to complex analytic tasks and contribute advanced subject matter knowledge on national security issues to inform the development of strategies and plans to meet programmatic objectives. Independently develop proposals for analytic papers, studies, and research topics and create innovative technical tools and evaluate competing characteristics to determine solutions that meet stakeholder objectives; provide decision insight to customers and stakeholders in highly complex problem areas. Participate in programmatic sustainment and growth by identifying and addressing complex sponsor needs and prioritizing collaborations with LLNL staff and across the community. Master's degree in a biological discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience, and demonstrated ability to perform independent work. Superior verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment; author intelligence analyses or other products that effectively convey analytical results with limited supervision; and present and explain technical information to external sponsors and customers. Significant experience working with multidisciplinary teams in achieving project objectives; demonstrated strength in partnering with outside organizations successfully. Significant experience working effectively under deadlines, coordinating workloads on multiple projects simultaneously, and meeting deadlines with conflicting priorities. Ability to travel as necessary to present analyses to sponsors and IC stakeholders as well as to meet with IC counterparts and sponsors. In addition at the SES.4 Level Significant experience researching, assessing, and integrating Science and Technology (S&T) knowledge, in collaboration with technical subject matter experts, in support of national security issues. Proven success delivering expert-level, high-quality, impactful technical assessments on issues affecting national security. Demonstrated ability to lead the application and development of principles, theories, and concepts in a creative and innovative fashion. Qualifications We Desire Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or Top Secret clearance from another U.S. government agency. Advanced knowledge and significant experience working within or with the Intelligence Community (IC) and with scientific and technological issues associated with national security. Ph.D in a scientific discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Knowledge of artificial intelligence/machine learning applications for the biological sciences. Extensive experience briefing technical topics to a range of audiences.
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Materials Physics at Extremes Group in the Physics Division to conduct research in imaging applications for dynamic compression science . Areas of active research include a broad swath of materials and understanding their equations of state; phase stability and transformation kinetics; and thermomechanical material properties and responses at extreme conditions. We conduct research that ranges from in-house benchtop experiments to the use of world-leading dynamic compression facilities such as the High Explosives Applications Facility (HEAF), the Nevada Test site, Z machine, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), and the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). You will Research, design, execute, simulate, and analyze experiments to study the thermochemical or thermomechanical response of dynamically compressed additively manufactured materials. Participate in ongoing experiments conducted at on-site and off-site facilities, including the design, setup, calibration, and fielding of diagnostics. Develop and apply analytical tools, models, and instruments to varied data sets from dynamic experiments that combine imaging diagnostics with other data modes, which may include photonic doppler velocimetry (PDV), two-dimensional VISAR, optical and near-IR spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, or recovery. Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings. Engage with complementary research efforts and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internal and external to the Laboratory. Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies. Perform other duties as assigned. Work must be performed by a U.S. person (e.g., U.S. citizen or permanent resident and certain others). Also, assignments longer than 179 days require a federal background investigation. PhD in a Physical Science (e.g., Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Materials Science, Astronomy, Astrophysics,) Engineering, or related field. Experience with in-situ measurements (e.g., optical/IR/UV/microwave/x-ray spectroscopies, x-ray diffraction or imaging, velocimetry, etc.), diagnostic development, data analysis, model development, or image processing. Experience with analytical techniques and tools, including computational simulations, to determine structure, thermomechanical properties (e.g., thermal or electrical conductivity, density, bulk modulus, etc.), or thermodynamic variables (e.g., temperature, pressure, etc.). Demonstrated capacity for conception, design, control, and execution of experiments. Proficient, collaborative verbal and written communication skills, as demonstrated by publication of peer-reviewed literature and presentations of research. Qualifications We Desire Experience in one of the following areas: advanced manufacturing; materials science; strain and failure modeling; High Energy Density Science, high-pressure or high-temperature science (dynamic or static), matter and/or materials at extreme conditions, interiors of planets and exoplanets, giant impacts, spectroscopic methods, or research at large scale facilities such as synchrotrons, gas guns, or pulsed-power machines. Experience with computer programming with an emphasis on developing custom analytical routines or experience with developing new experimental techniques and/or computer algorithms. Experience working on highly multidisciplinary teams.
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a laboratory specialist in the field of superconducting quantum information science (QIS) and quantum sensing in the Quantum Coherent Device Physics group. You will work with a diverse team of scientists and engineers to bring cutting-edge research projects to fruition. You will handle sensitive cutting-edge quantum technologies, design and install quantum processors and sensors, maintain laboratory documentation and general organization, perform maintenance of cryogenic and vacuum systems, design custom cryogenic fixtures, test/assemble and general troubleshoot low voltage electronics, work with device networks over TCP/IP, and work with radio frequency and optical systems. The group falls under the Condensed Matter Section of the Physics Division and operates a full quantum science laboratory, including the LLNL Quantum Device and Intergration Testbed (QuDIT) and cleanroom device fabrication facility. This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. You will Work in a collaborative environment with people having a variety of backgrounds, experience, and ideas. Provide general laboratory support to assist in maintenance, planning, procurement, and organization of a cryogenic laboratory working in state-of-the-art research in the area of QIS. Install, handle, and operate sensitive electronics, equipment, and devices associated with QIS technologies including, high-speed electronics, radio frequency interconnects, optical systems, and maintain excellent laboratory documentation and records Design custom mechanical and electrical components according to staff specifications and assist with general wiring and troubleshooting the radio-frequency, DC and /or optical connections to quantum devices. Fabricate, assemble, and disassemble printed circuit boards, electronic devices and experimental apparatus using standard hand tools, soldering, test, and measurement equipment Wire/load experimental apparatus into dilution refrigerators as well as perform necessary maintenance, including using cryogens Present informal reports of laboratory status at weekly meetings. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.2 level Work independently to enhance cryostat testbed operation by improving thermalization, electrical grounding, etc. Calibrate and troubleshoot quantum processing units using RF electronics Pursue research into quantum information system engineering and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally. Write Python-based drivers for equipment interfacing Device fabrication in cleanroom facility Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship BA or Masters in physics, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience Sufficient experience with CAD, SolidWorks, or similar software, and mechanical design Ability to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities as experience develops Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers and other technical and administrative staff Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment, and present and explain technical information Demonstrated ability to work independently on technical tasks, organization skills to prioritize workload, manage multiple competing priorities, and keep track of long-term task. Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level Broad experience with dilution refrigerators or other cryogenic systems Broad experience tuning and calibrating superconducting quantum processors Cleanroom fabrication experience, superconducting device fabrication Qualifications We Desire Experience maintaining and managing a laboratory or makerspace. Experience with cryogenics, vacuum, and mechanical systems, CAD design Knowledge of electrical engineering concepts related to design, assembly, calibration, and testing of analog and digital electrical systems
Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for interns with a bachelor's or master's degree to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. You will conduct research in the following scientific fields: organic/inorganic synthesis, analytical, computational, materials characterization, actinide materials, optical materials science; electrochemistry; materials chemistry and physics; computational chemistry and materials science; nanoscale materials synthesis and characterization and metallurgy. This position is in the Materials Science Division and part of the Materials for Chemistry Institute. In this role you will Work with scientists on projects involving hands-on work in a laboratory, computational, or data analysis. Conduct research in solid micromechanics in materials under limited direction and supervision. Contribute to developing integrated modeling capabilities for simulating micromechanical responses and fracture initiation in materials. Design and perform systematic computer simulations on LLNL supercomputers for understanding the effects of mechanical conditions on materials behavior. Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and providing advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects. Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions. Perform other duties as assigned. Must have completed a bachelor's or master's degree in chemistry, materials sciences, computational chemistry, or a related field. Demonstrated academic achievement in chemistry, materials sciences, computational chemistry, or related field. Experience applying basic scientific principles to solve technical problems. Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Effective communication skills. Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas. Ability to work in a team environment. Qualifications We Desire Broad knowledge of chemistry and materials. GPA of 3.0 or above.
Livermore, California, We are seeking exceptional Physical Scientists and Engineers with backgrounds in fields such as plasma physics, radiation transport, atomic physics, nuclear physics, physical chemistry, condensed matter physics, computational physics, or hydrodynamics. Our national-security mission encompasses aspects of computational, theoretical, and experimental physics associated with the complex processes of nuclear explosives. Under limited direction, you will be responsible for advancing our understanding and developing methodologies for important national-security challenges. This position is in the Design Physics Division within the Strategic Deterrence Directorate. This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. You will Assess the complex physics interactions that take place in nuclear explosion. Design and provide analysis of experiments exploring the physics of nuclear explosives. Simulate weapons phenomena and perform weapons assessment and certification tasks using physical models in computer codes. Define and implement stockpile stewardship for specific weapons systems. Present and disseminate research results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed publications, in both open and classified environments, internal and external to LLNL. Responsibilities may also include interacting with external stakeholders, both at DOE/NNSA and across the broader interagency, as well as via offsite assignments. Develop expertise in interrelated fields of physics important to weapons assessment and certification. Promote and support plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the program. Travel minimally or substantially based on needs of projects. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities at the SES.3 Level Independently develop, assess and provide in depth analysis of the complex physics interactions that take place in nuclear explosion where problems may not be well defined. Work as technical expert on multidisciplinary team. Guide the analysis and lead the design of experiments exploring the physics of nuclear explosives. Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship. PhD in physics, engineering, or a related field or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge. Demonstrated record of completing outstanding research in relevant areas of physics and engineering. Experience with computer-based design and analysis of experiments. Demonstrated aptitude for mastering new fields of physics; a record of creativity, physical insight, and breadth of understanding in applications of complex physical processes. Experience in using advanced computational facilities for applied physics analysis and conducting applied physics research. Proficient verbal and written communication and presentation skills necessary to author technical and scientific reports, publications, invited papers, and to deliver scientific presentations. Experience working effectively independently and in a multidisciplinary, team-research environment. Demonstrated ability/commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace. Demonstrated self-motivation and initiative in addressing challenging problems. Additional qualifications at the SES.3 Level Advanced knowledge of physics, engineering, or a related field. Significant experience and ability to lead independent work conducting applied physics research. Demonstrated record of leading top quality research in relevant areas of physics and engineering.
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Diagnostic Physicist to develop, integrate, field, and support diagnostics that measure the dynamic response of materials at high rates and pressures. You will be responsible for multiple challenges including design of optical and electrical systems, diagnostic fielding, experiment integration, along with data collection and analysis. Your scope of work will involve working at several dynamic high-presure drive research facilities (e.g., gas guns, pulsed-power, high-explosives) with broadly defined priorities. This position is in the Materials Physics at Extremes group of the LLNL Physics Division. This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. You will Design moderately complex and complex diagnostics which involve laser systems, fiber optics, imaging, and electronic systems. Understand the system-level big picture, diagnose complex problems, and propose solutions while working under limited direction. Integrate with projects from concept to operations. Generate and review diagnostics and safety documentation. Contribute to the design and analysis of diagnostics capable of measuring conditions found nowhere else on the planet. Contribute to high-pressure and high-temperature data collection, analysis, and publications. Work closely with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and technicians both at LLNL as well as outside of LLNL, to complete project goals. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level Lead a team of engineers and technicians to develop new state-of-the-art diagnostics systems. Pursue solutions with minimal direction in situations that may not be well-defined. Contribute to design and analysis of studies of material properties under extreme pressure and strain rate conditions. Potential research areas include, but are not limited to, the following topics: high-pressure thermal transport, unloading processes, shock produced jetting, heterogeneous materials, high-pressure chemistry and spectroscopy. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship . M.S. in Mechanical/Electrical/Optical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in designing, building, and developing advanced diagnostics and data analysis. Experience with optical sources, x-ray sources, microwave systems, time-resolved detection techniques, CCDs, fast scopes, imaging and spectroscopy, high-voltage systems, or spectrum and image analysis using numerical processing. Advanced analytical skills necessary to solve complex problems and make decisions. Experience working independently, as well as in a team, with minimal direction in a driven environment. Proficient verbal and written communication skills, such as would be needed to write reports, peer-reviewed publications, and proposals. Strong technical motivation to help ensure projects have sound strategy and minimized risks while working to resolve moderately complex to complex engineering issues. Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level Ph.D. in Mechanical/Electrical/Optical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and explain technical information, author technical and scientific reports, publications, and invited papers, and provide advice to management. Significant experience developing and integrating new diagnostics, and training others on instrumentation. Experience conducting research in one or more of the following areas: high-rate experiments, high-pressure science, mechanics of materials, fluid dynamics, finite element modeling, single-shot experiments, and hydrodynamic simulations. Qualifications We Desire Experience developing operating procedures for multiple diagnostics Experience developing new products from TRL0 through TRL6
Livermore, California, We have openings for Computational Materials and Chemical Research Scientists to conduct a full range of complex research in the areas of actinide process modeling. You will actively participate with and be an integral member of an interdisciplinary team responsible for modeling and simulation for actinide processing unit operations in support of the Nonproliferation Stewardship Program and other national security programs. These positions are in the Materials Science Division. You will Establish the fundamental chemistry behind complex unit operations process models associated with plutonium processing, as well as the necessary material and chemical analyses to characterize unit operations performance. Perform advanced quantum chemical simulations of the compounds and complexes identified above. As appropriate, perform complex laboratory experiments and analyses in support of the chemical process model development. Actively participate in concept development of experiments to capture data needed for computational and machine learning model development. Perform work in a small-team environment while collaborating with other DOE Laboratories, interagency and academic partners, to accomplish project goals. Develop and present written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results as well as periodic progress reports. Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Nuclear Engineering, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Significant experience in the application of computational chemistry to model structures and properties of molecules, collections of molecules, and solids. Significant experience with atomistic simulation codes, data acquisition, and data analysis techniques. Advanced written and verbal communication skills necessary to deliver presentations and prepare written reports, explain technical information, and provide advice to management. Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff within a collaborative research environment. Qualifications We Desire Familiarity with computational chemistry of actinides. Laboratory experience including chemical and material processing and analysis. Experience with chemical process modeling tools such as Aspen Plus.
Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for graduate students and for students who have received a bachelor's or master's degree to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. Opportunities include participation in projects lead by LLNL scientists in the research areas including: Applied Physics (Optical and X-Ray Imaging, Astrophysics and Planetary Science (laboratory-based and observational), Space Science Vehicles & Sensors); Condensed Matter Physics (Theory, Modeling & Simulation, Experimental Static & Dynamic High Pressure Physics, Quantum Computing & Sensing); High Energy Density Physics (Experimental Laser and Magnetically-driven compression, Theory, Modeling and Simulation of HED states) ; and Plasma and Fusion Energy Science (Fusion Energy Modeling & Simulation, Tokamak development experiments & diagnostics, Applications of Plasma Science). These positions are in the Physics Division of the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate. You will Work with scientists conducting research in experiments, theory or modeling simulation, and materials modelling. Conduct research in assigned area under limited direction and supervision. Perform scientific assignments at an appropriate level complexity and work collaboratively on scientific research and development projects. Analyze results and provide weekly updates. Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be a continuing student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or have completed a bachelor's or master's degree in a field of science, engineering or an equivalent. Demonstrated academic achievement in Physics or related field. Experience applying basic physics principles to solve technical problems. Effective communication skills. Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas. Knowledge in Materials Science/Physics/Applied Mathematics/Applied Sciences. Knowledge of modern computer-based data analysis approaches, summarizing and presenting results. Ability to work in a team environment. Qualifications We Desire Experience with modern high-performance computing systems. Experience with modern high-pressure experimental platforms and associated diagnostics.
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Rapid Response Laboratory Lead to oversee a High Throughput Antibody Production & Characterization Laboratory. You will be responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous optimization of automated high throughput protein production and screening platforms for the characterization of computationally designed therapeutic antibodies. You will also oversee day-to-day operations of the laboratory, assess performance metrics, and ensure programmatic objectives are met while maintaining safe and compliant operations. This position is in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division. You will Oversee stand up of the laboratory capability, including defining optimal production characteristics, optimizing high-throughput process, and troubleshooting. Supervise day-to-day laboratory operations and personnel producing and characterizing antibodies in support of broader effort to develop biological countermeasures. Provide technical direction and daily oversight of ~6 staff, including molecular biologists, microbiologists, and lab automation specialists. Monitor antibody production cycle processes (including molecular, transfection, purification, filtration) and down-stream characterization (including binding, affinity, and structural) to ensure analytic performance and compliance with Quality Assurance/Quality Control requirements. Collaborate with our team of diverse expertise, including biochemists, infectious disease biologists, engineers, and computational biologists, to develop and optimize antibody screening and selection strategies. Interact with external collaborators and/or contract research organizations to explore and/or execute commercial complementation toward program goals. Contribute to and actively participate in the development of integrated research programs to meet sponsor needs in multiple national security focus areas. Interact with senior project staff and management to influence programmatic decisions. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and maintenance records; ensure best practices for data reporting via LIMS. Participate in preparing for annual safety inspections and maintaining a safe laboratory environment in collaboration with EH&S. Perform other duties as assigned. PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a field related to Antibody Production and Screening or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Significant experience developing and managing workflows for high throughput antibody production and screening platforms. Significant experience implementing and/or maintaining best practices for LIMS. Advanced leadership, communication, and project management skills. Ability to work collaboratively with researchers from diverse fields and provide guidance, support, and leadership as needed. Advanced written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deliver presentations, prepare written reports and to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff. Qualifications We Desire Experience developing and managing workflows for large-scale (batch) antibody production, purification, and characterization. Experience with automated workflows and automation platforms (e.g., Hamilton robotic liquid handlers) Experience designing and executing high throughput screening assays to identify and evaluate antibody candidates with desired properties such as specificity, affinity, and stability. Experience analyzing and interpreting data generated from high throughput screening assays to guide protein optimization. Experience with additional protein purification and characterization techniques. Expertise in library display technologies for high throughput screening, e.g., mammalian cell-based expression/display, yeast display, and/or other platforms.
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Deputy Associate Program Director (DAPD) for the Weapons Simulation and Computing Computational Physics (WSC/CP) Program. You will work closely with the senior management team in WSC/CP. WSC/CP shapes the future of code development in the Strategic Deterrence (SD) organization and ensures that LLNL maintains preeminence developing simulation tools in support of national security applications for NNSA. To support this broad mission, the WSC/CP program oversees a complex set of software development activities, including all Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) supported multi-physics software development, Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) software development, and key weapons engineering software development. Our partners and stakeholders rely on WSC/CP to provide cutting edge simulation tools through development of robust production simulation software that pushes the boundaries of simulation science and high- performance computing. To achieve these goals, the WSC/CP program has forged a strong partnership with the WSC/Livermore Computing program. This partnership is becoming even more important as computing architectures become more complex. This position comes with opportunities and challenges, and the ideal candidate will require a combination of tactical and strategic skillsets. This role is expected to require approximately 50% effort, with the balance of effort being supported by other (new or existing) programmatic activities at LLNL. This position is in the Strategic Deterrence (SD) Directorate. In this role, you will Participate as a member of the WSC/CP senior management team. Assist the WSC/CP APD with daily operations, including budgets, meetings, reporting, staffing, awards, and headquarters interactions. Develop strong collaborations with WSC/CP stakeholders (both internal and external). Participate and lead strategic planning efforts. Provide technical direction for the development and implementation of the annual WSC/CP Program Plan, in collaboration with the WSC/CP Senior Management Team. Manage and communicate program objectives, accomplishments, and plans to WSC/CP workforce and to SD management. Participate in Performance Management processes. Recognize, create, and implement plans to promote and foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Perform other duties as assigned. This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top-Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire. PhD in Physics, Engineering or related technical field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Extensive experience in computational science, computer science, data science, high-performance computing, and/or significant experience as a WSC/CP customer. Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, necessary to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise, and influence all levels of management and government officials. Experience managing with a strategic focus an organization with one or more technical areas typically through Technical Staff Leaders to lead and achieve unit objectives and meet Laboratory, Department of Energy (DOE), and customer/sponsor requirements. Requires knowledge of leadership, management, and organizational development principles and methods applied to the direction of a broad organization. Demonstrated experience implementing plans that promote and value inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability principles in the workplace. Qualifications We Desire Advanced ability to delegate effectively and to lead, motivate, and build complex interdisciplinary teams. Familiarity with the national and international High-Performance Computing (HPC) community. Familiarity with LLNL, the Strategic Deterrence program, the Global Security program, and other NNSA laboratories. Familiarity with the WSC/CP program and extensive knowledge of weapons physics. Experience sustaining productive relationships with other divisions, directorates, laboratories, NNSA management, other institutions across the DOE and DoD enterprise, and external advisors and reviewers.
Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for Postdoctoral Researchers to conduct research on atomistic modeling of interfacial reactions in energy materials. Focus areas include predicting the electronic structure of oxide materials, defect formations, chemical reactions at heterogeneous interfaces, and propensities for materials degradation during operation. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team in support of projects sponsored by the Basic Energy Sciences, Vehicle Technologies Offices, and Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Department of Energy. This position is in the Quantum Simulations Group of the Materials Science Division. You will Perform electronic structure theory-based simulations of oxide materials. Perform sophisticated searches for global minima of potential energy surfaces. Perform thermodynamic and kinetic analyses of phase transitions and chemical reactions. Develop structure-composition-property relationships for optimizing reactivity using statistical, analytical, and machine learning methodologies. Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research to address defined problems. Collaborate with computational and experimental scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals. Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory. Document research, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences/technical meetings. Perform other duties as assigned. Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or a related field. Experience in the application of density functional theory and/or advanced electronic structure theory to simulations of complex oxides and/or chemical reactions. Experience performing large-scale ab initio simulations on high-performance computing environments. Additional experience in at least one of the following methods: molecular dynamics, cluster expansion, advanced statistical sampling, kinetic Monte Carlo, or continuum simulations, as applied to the abovementioned applications. Ability to work independently on technical tasks, influence technical objectives, to provide in depth analysis, and develop unique technical solutions. Ability to develop independent research directions and describe results effectively in published peer-reviewed literature. Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment, prepare written reports and present and explain technical information. Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers and other technical and administrative staff in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment. Qualifications we desire Experience with simulations of open-shell transition metal oxide, defect formations. Experience with simulations of metal-organic framework and their interactions with molecular species. Experience in developing local descriptors for chemical reactions at interfaces using statistical, analytical, or machine learning methods.
Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for undergraduate students to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. Opportunities include participation in projects lead by LLNL scientists in the research areas including: Applied Physics (Optical and X-Ray Imaging, Astrophysics and Planetary Science (laboratory-based and observational), Space Science Vehicles & Sensors); Condensed Matter Physics (Theory, Modeling & Simulation, Experimental Static & Dynamic High Pressure Physics, Quantum Computing & Sensing); High Energy Density Physics (Experimental Laser and Magnetically-driven compression, Theory, Modeling and Simulation of HED states); and Plasma and Fusion Energy Science (Fusion Energy Modeling & Simulation, Tokamak development experiments & diagnostics, Applications of Plasma Science). These positions are in the Physics Division of the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate. You will Work with scientists conducting research in experiments, theory or modeling simulation, and materials modelling. Conduct research in assigned areas under close direction and supervision. Perform scientific assignments at an appropriate level complexity and work collaboratively on scientific research and development projects. Analyze results and provide weekly updates. Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be a continuing student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a bachelor's degree in a field of science, engineering, or an equivalent. Demonstrated academic achievement in Physics or related field. Ability to apply basic physics principles to solve technical problems. Demonstrated effective communication skills. Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas. Knowledge in Materials Science/Physics/Applied Mathematics/Applied Sciences. Familiarity with modern computer-based data analysis approaches, summarizing and presenting results. Ability to work in a team environment.
Livermore, California, We have an opening for an Analytical Chemist to become an integral member of the Forensic Science Center, conducting analyses and research for various externally funded research programs focusing on the science and technology surrounding chemical warfare agents, toxins, and explosives. You will develop and exploit state-of-the-art capabilities to support real-world sample analysis and chemical attribution for national defense and global treaty compliance. The position is in the Forensic Sciences and Assessment Group of the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division. This position will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level, based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. You will Operate and maintain analytical equipment including HPLC/UHPLC, LC-MS techniques, and LC coupled to other detection platforms. Design and conduct research, conduct analyses, coordinate activities, and present/publish scientific results, while demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of fundamental analytical chemistry concepts. Analyze and resolve analytical chemistry problems and establish solutions leading to information supporting programmatic needs. This will include LC, LC-MS, and related, state-of-the-art techniques and may also include other analytical/separation procedures (e.g., GC-MS) and spectroscopy (IR, UV, and/or NMR). Assist with all aspects of operating the Forensic Science Center, including equipment maintenance, installation of new equipment, and waste management; perform other duties as assigned. Document processes and procedures and maintain detailed an accurate laboratory notebooks. Collaborate with laboratory scientists and management to improve capabilities in the Forensic Science Center, including specifying and procuring new equipment as funding permits. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.4 level Lead team(s) of technical staff and exert influence on technical objectives of projects related to CWA and general analytical chemistry and forensics, routinely interacting with mid-level management and internal and external sponsors. Pursue research opportunities in line with FSC's R&D and applied science missions by engaging in ideation processes, concept refinement, proposal writing, and sponsor engagement. Pursue scientific collaborations on behalf of the FSC both with internal LLNL groups and external research institutions. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship. PhD in chemistry, biology, forensic science or related field; or equivalent combination of education and related experience. Significant experience with applied mass spectrometry, particularly the development and use of LC-MS methods, including high-resolution mass spectrometry (e.g., orbitrap or TOF) and MS/MS techniques. Familiarity with other spectrometric techniques (e.g., GC-MS) and other relevant analytical methodology (NMR, IR, UV) is also important, particularly with respect to characterization/quantitatation of trace organic analytes in complex matrices and to the identification of unknown compounds. Ability to self-manage time and to adapt/refocus to changing priorities, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, and ability to work independently and as a productive member of a team. Advanced verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff within a collaborative R&D environments across LLNL. Ability to work independently on complex technical tasks, provide in-depth analyses, and develop and execute unique technical solutions. Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level Ability to develop independent research projects, reflected in prior experience working as a principal investigator for NSF, NASA, DOE, and/or DOD. Significant experience leading technical and research teams in chemistry, biology, forensic science or a related field. Proven publication record in chemistry, biology, forensic science or a related field. Qualifications We Desire Experience using different chromatographic separations, optimizing LC-MS methods, and applying the technology to different classes of molecular compounds including proteins, peptides, and low-molecular weight chemicals. Experience using modern GC and GC-MS instrumentation. Experience handling of forensic evidence, the maintenance of chain of custody, and formal forensic documentation; particularly in the field of CBRNE-related science, technology, and forensics. Experience managing financial, reporting, sponsor engagement, and technical duties associated with a research and development portfolio.
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