Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) is the flagship user facility for DOE's Accelerator Stewardship Program and serves as a focal point for the laboratory's advanced Accelerator Science and Technology efforts that address a broad variety of stakeholder needs. These range from the support of basic accelerator and laser science research to advanced technology development and electron irradiation capabilities. The ATF supports three major capabilities for users: a high brightness electron beam linac with associated user beamlines; a state-of-the-art long wavelength infrared carbon dioxide laser system; and a developmental Ultrafast Electron Diffraction (UED) facility for materials science research. A sophisticated suite of diagnostics is available for each of these capabilities. The ATF's high brightness electron beam and laser capabilities can be used individually or in combination - a unique element of the ATF's scientific reach. The facility is aggressively pursuing advances in each of its capabilities to ensure continued ATF leadership in advanced accelerator R&D into the future.
The ATF is part of Brookhaven's Advanced Technology Research Office (ATRO) which consolidates core staff, research programs, and infrastructure in accelerator, detector, and related technologies to partner with industry and serve as an incubator for cross-cutting initiatives to advance U.S. Department of Energy science, energy, and security missions.
The Accelerator Test Facility has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in the research effort to develop improved coherent radiation generation techniques in the mid-infrared (MIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR) regimes. In particular, the successful candidate will engage in the study of new and novel materials for wavelength conversion that can deliver improved solid-state based seed lasers and wavelength agile sources. The successful candidate will also support users in their approved experiments at the facility. The appointment will initially be for 2 years with a possibility for extension to a 3rd year.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Execute a science and technology research program with ATF scientists to advance ultra-fast MIR and LWIR laser capabilities for advanced accelerator and user applications
Operate the ATF's existing laser and/or electron beam systems to the benefit of visiting research groups
Support visiting research groups with both the scientific and technical aspects of their experiments
Give presentations and report ongoing work
Present technical papers at conferences and publish in scientific journals
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ph.D. degree in Physics or related discipline, with a concentration in lasers or beam physics
Experience working in an experimental/laboratory environment
Experience working with laser and/or particle accelerator systems
Knowledge of one or more programming languages for physics simulations and data analysis.
Ability to perform detailed simulations and analysis of the physical processes being studied. This includes the modeling of lasers and/or particle beams and their transport.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Knowledge of particle accelerators and emerging particle acceleration techniques and technologies
Understanding of laser-plasma and laser-electron interactions
Experience in simulation of laser performance, laser-plasma interactions and/or particle beam physics
Working knowledge of the Python programming language
General knowledge of instrumentation and controls for particle beams and lasers
BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years.
Initial two year term appointment subject to renewal contingent on performance and funding
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