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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.
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$106,440 - $163,968 Annually
$106,440 - $136,680 Annually for the SES.1 level
$127,680 - $163,968 Annually for the SES.2 level
Please 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.
We have an opening for an Applied Physicist/Engineer with an emphasis on accelerator technology. You will execute a variety of complex accelerator-based experiments with a focus on design, optics, diagnostics, simulations, induction, and other technically challenging problems. You will travel as necessary to interact with sponsors and customers. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED), within the Engineering Directorate.
This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.
In this role, you will
- Assess accelerator designs and diagnostics, and provides solutions to limited complex assigned problems;;
- Contribute to the design and testing of accelerator-based experiments on a multidisciplinary team;
- Prepare regular progress reports, written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results to team lead;
- Maintain an awareness of technical literature in assigned areas;
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings;
- Travel as necessary to interact with collaborators, sponsors and customers and conduct experiments;
- Adhere to the highest standards of personal and facility safety in performing tests and experiments;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.2 level
- Assess accelerator designs and diagnostics, and provides solutions to moderate complex assigned problems;
- Provide input on technical issues regarding experimental analysis data on a multidisciplinary team.
- Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE X-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship;
- Bachelor's degree in physics, engineering, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience;
- Fundamental knowledge and experience in accelerator systems, diagnostics, pulsed power, vacuum engineering or related field;
- Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams;
- Ability to exhibit self-motivation and initiative in addressing challenging problems;
- Ability to travel;
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information such as scientific reports, publications, and invited, papers to management.
Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level
- Broad experience with research in relevant areas of physics and engineering;
- Experience working effectively and independently in a multidisciplinary, team-oriented research environment;
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience in accelerator physics, diagnostics, or related field to derive solutions to moderate complex problems through technical work;
- Ability to work independently;
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information to management and large multi-lab audiences.
Qualifications We Desire
- Master's degree in physics, engineering, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience;
- Experience in analysis of accelerator experiments and beam diagnostics;
- Experience in simulating accelerator performance.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.
Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
This 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 Test
External 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.
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