Science and Technology on a Mission!
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.
We have multiple openings for Nondestructive Evaluation Engineers within the Nondestructive Evaluation Group (NDE). You will perform independent research using experimental tools and analytical methods to understand structure and properties of uniform or nonuniform articles, often topologically complex and extremely heterogeneous. You will work with characterization techniques including interrogation with x-rays and neutrons (with an emphasis on computed tomography), acoustic (ultrasonic) signals, and microwaves. These positions are in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.
These positions will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Conduct research and development in novel approaches for complex x-ray imaging, ultrasound, optical or microwave characterization, computed tomography and metrology, identifying appropriate nondestructive evaluation techniques to solve customer inspection needs.
- Analyze complex data from radiation application nondestructive evaluation tests including real-time radiography, digital radiography and computed tomography.
- Perform simulations of x-ray, optical or ultrasound characterization geometries and scenarios.
- Work closely with engineers, technicians, and integration experts from LLNL and its sponsors in all aspects of device and system development.
- Develop and lead small teams consisting of engineers, scientists and technicians.
- Organize, analyze and, present research data results to sponsors, technical community, and management.
- Prepare and present proposals for new projects to Lab management and subject matter experts.
- Pursue independent research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- Develop highly advanced programs and expand capabilities within the NDE group to enable substantial, programmatically relevant measurements to be made.
- Lead multi-person teams addressing highly complex problems using complementary analytical and experimental tools.
- PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Significant experience with and advanced knowledge of one or more of the following areas: x-ray imaging, acoustics and ultrasound, signal processing, image processing, microwave characterization, computed tomography, or reconstruction methods.
- Significant range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution, including analytical techniques, ideally in computed tomography.
- Ability to develop independent research projects under minimal direction.
- Experience leading and setting technical direction for a team.
- Successful publication of scientific and/or technical peer-reviewed literature.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Initiative, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- Subject matter expertise in one of more of the following areas: x-ray imaging, acoustics and ultrasound, signal processing, image processing, microwave characterization, computed tomography, or reconstruction methods.
- Experience leading multi-person teams, developing successful proposals under consultative direction while meeting technically challenging deliverables that require the ability to significantly advance novel approaches to nondestructive evaluation.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.