Applied Physicist/Engineer - Accelerator

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107342
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 1 (SES.1) / Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2)
Date Posted: July 31 2020

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Applied Physicist/Engineer 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.

This position will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Assess accelerator designs and diagnostics, provide analysis and solutions to complex problems assigned.
- Serve on a multidisciplinary team to assist in the design and testing of accelerator-based experiments.
- Prepare regular progress reports, written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results to team lead.
- 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.2 Level
- Under guidance, develop and assess accelerator designs and diagnostics, provide advanced analysis and solution to complex problems assigned.
- Serve as the primary contact of a multidisciplinary team regarding experimental analysis data and analysis.

- Masters degree in Physics, Engineering, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience with and knowledge of accelerator systems or related field such as diagnostics, pulsed power, vacuum engineering, etc.
- Ability to exhibit self-motivation and initiative in addressing challenging problems.
- Ability to travel.
- Proficient verbal and written communication and presentation skills necessary to author technical and scientific reports, publications, invited papers, and to deliver scientific presentations and provide advice to management.

In Addition, at the SES.2 Level
- Broad experience leading research in relevant areas of physics and engineering, and experience working effectively and independently in a multidisciplinary, team-oriented, research environment.  
- Knowledge in accelerator physics, diagnostics, or related field to derive solutions to complex problems through technical work.
- Ability to work independently, communicate effectively to large multi-lab audiences, management, and write proficiently to inform collaborators and non-technical individuals.

Desired Qualifications
- PhD degree in physics, engineering, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience in analysis of accelerator experiments and beam diagnostics.
- 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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

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.