Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Accelerator Tech-Applied Physics (ATAP) Division has an opening for a Research Scientist Career Track to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will participate in the development of advanced magnet systems for accelerator and fusion science applications, and investigate the performance of state-of-the-art superconducting magnets with novel diagnostics and analysis techniques.
You will contribute to the DOE's national Magnet Development Program (MDP) whose goal is to advance high field accelerator magnet technology for future colliders, and participate in the research activities of the Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology (BCMT), in support of magnet projects and programs aligned with the BCMT mission of advanced magnet development. You may additionally contribute to other projects at LBNL related to magnet technology, including Fusion Energy applications, the Accelerator Stewardship program, and various sponsored projects.
What You Will Do:
Work independently, conducting independent research, towards specific goals of the US MDP and BCMT.
Develop critical R&D tools, in particular in magnet diagnostics, technology, modeling, and analysis, which advance the mission of the BCMT.
Participate in magnet test campaigns and take responsibility for delivering and analyzing diagnostic data and providing essential feedback to magnet designers.
Collaborate with other members of the BCMT to fully leverage diagnostics and modeling capabilities and expertise.
Collaborate closely with MDP partner laboratories and universities to further advance magnet technology.
Actively contribute to ongoing magnet projects, including SBIR/STTRs and other sponsored R&D.
Publish and present findings in refereed journals and conference proceedings.
Adhere to Environment, Safety, and Health (EH&S) policies and practices.
What Is Required:
Ph.D. and or equivalent experience in Physics or Engineering.
A minimum of 2 years of work experience in two or more of the following areas:
Hands-on experience with the design and fabrication of magnet systems, cryogenic experimental setups, and diagnostics instrumentation.
Application of advanced modeling techniques applied to mechanical, magnetic, electrical, or thermal systems.
Solid understanding of electromagnetism, structural mechanics, and thermal/cryogenic principles.
Ability to innovate, excellent experimental, analytical, and programming skills.
Published record of research in magnet diagnostics, instrumentation, and analysis.
Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment and contribute to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) principles.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all members of ATAP including other scientists, post-docs, students, and technical support staff.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Background or hands-on experience with various electrical, magnetic, or acoustic sensing techniques.
Mechanical design skills, ability to quickly prototype parts and build experimental setups.
Hands-on experience with electronics and data acquisition systems.
Ability to quickly design software for experimental data analysis and build simulations and numerical models. Good working knowledge of Python, Matlab, and LabView.
Knowledge of advanced data analysis and visualization methods, including machine learning and neural network-based algorithms.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career-Track (Term) position with the possibility of extension for up to five years and/or promotion to a Career appointment, based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed atLawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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