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Senior Explosives Research Experiment Lead

Company: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location: Livermore
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Explosives Research Experiment Lead Mid-Senior Level - Full-time
Physical Life Sciences - livermore, CA - 12/14/2022
Reference #: REF2971D
Job Code: SES.3 Science & Engineering MTS 3 / SES.4 Science & Engineering MTS 4
Organization: Weapons and Complex Integ
Position Type: Career Indefinite
Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance (requires U.S. citizenship and a federal background investigation)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: A job-related pre-placement medical examination may be required Apply Now Company DescriptionJoin us and make YOUR mark on the World!Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.Pay Range$148,650 - $200,328 Annually for the SES.3 level -
$178,410 - $240,384 Annually for the SES.4 levelPlease note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.Job DescriptionWe have an opening for an Senior Explosive Experiment Fielding LeadWe have multiple openings for Explosives Research Experiment Leads. You will lead experimental activities, under limited direction, involving the use of high explosives and other energetic materials, supporting the stewardship of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, conventional weapons design, counterterrorism efforts, and commercial partnerships. This position is in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate. -This position will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your knowledge, skills and experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.In this role you will

  • Plan, execute, diagnose, analyze, and interpret explosively driven hydrodynamic experiments in collaboration with diagnostics operators, other scientists and high-level technical personnel, independently with minimal direction and at various state-of-the-art facilities across the DOE weapons complex.
  • Manage and oversee multiple parallel complex experiments at different stages of development and execution. -
  • Champion and/or lead original scientific/engineering projects to further the design of hydrodynamic experiments, applying knowledge and skills.
  • Develop experimental requirements and oversee the implementation of the various components of the experiment.
  • Identify, advocate and facilitate the addition of advanced diagnostics and data analysis techniques for explosively driven hydrodynamic experiments. Work with diagnostic designers to develop and integrate new capabilities. -
  • Perform technical quality assurance checks on these experiments including performing or directing others to perform the setup, alignment, and execution of the confirmatory dry-runs to ensure that the expected data returned on the ultimate experiment will be of the highest quality possible within funding targets.
  • Analyze and interpret complex experimental data, document and report results, identify problems, plan projects to solve problems, and communicate lessons learned.
  • Present and disseminate research results to sponsors, and document experiment and results in open and classified environments
  • 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.4 level
    • Independently develop expertise in interrelated fields of physics, diagnostic techniques, or data analysis methods important to the design and execution of hydrodynamic experiments.
    • Anticipate project shortcomings in advance and direct resources to develop effective solutions to improve efficiency in key areas relevant to hydrodynamic experiments.
    • Champion and/or lead projects requiring involvement of broader scientific community external to LLNLQualifications
      • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship
      • Master's Degree in physics, engineering, a related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience
      • Advanced knowledge of a specific area of science applicable to hydrodynamic testing
      • Experience performing hands-on experimental science in bench top and/or test facility environments and familiarity with experimentation requiring formal conduct of operations.
      • Experience managing medium technical project
      • Self-motivation and initiative in addressing challenging problems, and innovative ability to identify/develop creative solutions. -
      • Significant experience completing and/or leading top-quality research in relevant areas of physics and engineering.
      • Ability to travel.
      • Advanced interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence necessary to work effectively with a wide range of personalities in both one-on-one and team environments.
      • Advanced written and verbal communication skills necessary to collaborate, present, and explain on experimental design including proficiency in standard office computing software.
      • Demonstrated ability/commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplaceAdditional qualifications at the SES.4 level
        • PhD in physics, engineering, a related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience
        • Subject matter expertise in one or more specific areas of science applicable to hydrodynamic testing
        • Significant experience leading a large, multi-organizational technical projects
        • Ability to lead and mentor others in part of a multidisciplinary team
        • Substantial experience presenting and disseminating highly advanced research results at scientific conferences and peer-reviewed publications, in open and classified environments, internal and external to LLNL. Substantial experience communicating results of work with external sponsors.Qualifications We Desire
          • Experience working around explosives and/or with other high hazard materials or effects.
          • Experience using computer aided design tools
          • Experience with one or more of the following topics: dynamic radiography, high speed photography, Photonic Doppler Velocimetry, radiometry, pulsed power (flash lamps, fire sets), system generated EMP, grounding and shielding, modeling transmission and effects of ionizing radiation.
          • Experience with scientific data analysis in mainstream programming languages or tools such as C++, Python, MATLAB, etc.
          • Knowledge of the WCI weapons program and/or explosive hydrodynamic experimentationAdditional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Position InformationThis is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
            • Included in 2022 -Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
            • Flexible Benefits Package
            • 401(k)
            • Education Assistance
            • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needsSecurity ClearanceThis 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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. -Pre-Employment Drug TestExternal applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.Pre-Placement Medical ExamA job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.Equal Employment OpportunityWe are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision .Reasonable AccommodationOur goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. -California -Privacy NoticeThe California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles -job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here .Apply Now Operated by the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for theDepartment of Energy's National Nuclear Security AdministrationLearn about the Department of Energy's Vulnerability Disclosure Program

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