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We have multiple openings for Applied Physicists/Engineers with an emphasis on accelerator technology. You will execute a variety of complex accelerator-based experiments with a focus on design, optics, diagnostics, simulations, induction, and other technically challenging problems. You will travel as necessary to interact with sponsors and customers. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED), 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.
- Independently develop and assess accelerator design and diagnostics, provide advanced analysis and solution to complex problems that may not be well defined.
- Serve as the primary technical contact on a multidisciplinary team to guide analysis activities and lead the design of accelerator-based experiments. Write regular progress reports and prepare written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results.
- Maintain an awareness of technical literature in assigned areas.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings.
- Travel as necessary to interact with collaborators, sponsors and customers and conduct experiments.
- Adhere to the highest standards of personal and facility safety in performing tests and experiments.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In addition, at the SES.4 Level
- Set broad project vision and strategy and influence technical direction for self and others.
- Provide expert-level capabilities for highly complex accelerator design and analysis initiatives.
- Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in identified areas, routinely interacting with senior management and/or sponsors across the Laboratory on advanced technical projects.
- PhD degree in physics, engineering, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience in and advanced knowledge of accelerator physics.
- Demonstrated record of leading advanced top-quality research in relevant areas of physics and engineering.
- Significant experience working effectively and independently in a multidisciplinary, team-oriented research environment.
- Demonstrated self-motivation and initiative in addressing challenging problems.
- Ability to travel.
- Advanced verbal and written communication and presentation skills necessary to author advanced technical and scientific reports, publications, invited papers, and to deliver scientific presentations and provide advice to management.
In Addition, at the SES.4 Level
- Highly advanced experience presenting and dissemination of highly advanced research results at scientific conferences and peer-reviewed publications, in open and/or classified environments. Substantial experience communicating results of work with external sponsors.
- Substantial experience developing innovative methods to expand knowledge of particle accelerators.
- Substantial experience setting specific strategies and/or directing multi-disciplinary teams to achieve program goals.
- Experience in analysis of accelerator experiments and beam diagnostics.
- Advanced knowledge of accelerator physics.
- Experience simulating accelerator performance.
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 listing has 2 openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.
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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.