Berkeley Lab's Nuclear Science Division (NS) has an opening for a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate to join their Applied Nuclear Physics Program!
In this role, you will engage in innovative, applied research and development as part of a team of physicists and engineers working on the development of gamma-ray detection and imaging systems. This position will contribute to the development of quantitative imaging algorithms for systems that fuse radiation data with data from contextual sensors such as video and LIDAR, perform development and integration of computer vision systems, and perform experimental testing and development of prototype systems.
What You Will Do:
Investigate and develop quantitative analysis methodologies for quantitative gamma-ray imaging systems.
Participate in the development and integration of multi-sensor systems which includes managing software installation and dependencies, experimental testing and evaluation, and system design and refinement.
Develop, implement, and optimize advanced data analyses which include multi-sensor data fusion, implementation, and optimization of computer vision tools for novel applications, and optimization for either real-time or large-scale offline processing.
Perform research and development following best practices, ensuring reproducible and well-documented results.
Publish papers, reports, and proposals and make oral presentations of original work.
What Is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related discipline and a minimum of 3 years of related technical professional experience in radiation detection and gamma-ray or neutron imaging or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in algorithm development, signal processing, or statistical analysis.
Experience with the management of software in a Linux ecosystem.
Experience with machine vision techniques and image processing.
Demonstrated outstanding data analysis skills and proficiency in C/C++ and Python.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to perform research individually and as part of a group.
Required Application Materials:
The following materials must be submitted with your application to be considered for this position.
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 30, 2020.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 2-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of 5 years total or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
This position will be remote initially but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively until early 2021 due to COVID-19. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
The Nuclear Science (NS) Division conducts basic research aimed at understanding the structure and interactions of nuclei and the forces of nature as manifested in the nuclear matter - topics that align the Division with the national program as elucidated in the 2007 U.S. Nuclear Science Long Range Plan.
The Applied Nuclear Physics Program (ANP) aims at developing concepts and technologies to address outstanding questions in basic and applied research as well as national security and health.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals who share these same values and commitments.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Internal Number: 91052
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.