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Postdoctoral Experimental Physicist

Company: AMERICAN VACUUM SOCIETY INC
Location: Livermore
Posted on: September 16, 2020

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SAVE Postdoctoral Experimental Physicist Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Application By using this feature you agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy . Details Posted: September 4, 2020 Location: Livermore, California Show Map Salary: Open 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!

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 openings for Postdoctoral Experimental Physicists to execute experiments, develop unique diagnostics and diagnostic techniques, and lead frontier research in the areas of ICF and HED physics, laboratory astrophysics, plasma physics, high intensity laser-matter interactions, nuclear science, and high-pressure physics. Areas of active research are laser-plasma instabilities, deep nonlinear hydrodynamic instabilities in compressible media and other compressible turbulent phenomena, the response of solids at extreme pressure and strain rate, high Mach-number shocks, radiation, heat and particle transport in plasmas, x-ray spectroscopy, diffraction and scattering. This position is in the High Energy Density Scientific and Technology (HED S&T) Program in the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Principal (NIF&PS) Directorate. Essential Duties - Research, design and execute x-ray and laser driven experiments at NIF, at the OMEGA laser facility, and at the on-site Jupiter laser facility. - Design, field, and coordinate optical, x-ray and nuclear diagnostics. - Author and present technical and scientific reports, presentations, and publications for internal and external audiences including the DOE community and at conferences. - Collaborate with scientists and researchers to accomplish research goals. - Coordinate team resources and plan experimental campaigns. - Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists, internally and externally to the laboratory. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications - Recent PhD in plasma physics, hydrodynamics, shock physics, spectroscopy, condensed matter, nuclear physics, dynamic material science, or related discipline. - Experience in experimental physics in one of the following areas: laser-plasma interactions, hydrodynamics, radiation driven hydrodynamics, radiation transport, condensed matter, nuclear physics or high energy density experiments. - Comprehensive analytical and experimental skills. - Experience developing, calibrating and fielding x-ray, optical or nuclear diagnostics and associated analysis techniques. - Proficient written and verbal communication skills to author technical and scientific reports, publications, and invited papers, and deliver scientific presentations. - Effective interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate and work in a team environment. - Ability to perform independent research. Desired Qualifications - Experience with laser or pulsed power sources. 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: None required.

However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

Note: This is a one-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

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.

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Internal Number: 107174 About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security. More Jobs from This Employer More Jobs Like This Postdoctoral Researcher-Modeling Livermore, California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Yesterday BACK TO TOP The AVS Career Center has listings for the latest science and engineering jobs in specialized disciplines like applied physics, astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, mechanical engineering, plasma physics, materials science and engineering, fluid mechanics and dynamics, optics and lasers, and electrical engineering plus teaching jobs for assistant, associate, and full professor roles. Find a job here as a computational or experimental physicist, postdoctoral appointee, fellow, or researcher.

AVS is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists and engineers. Other partners include Physics Today , the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), American Physical Society (APS Physics), and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.

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