Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Accelerator Tech-Applied Physics (ATAP) Division has an opening for a Physicist Postdoctoral Scholar to join the team.
The BELLA Center at LBNL's ATAP Division is developing high-quality, high energy LPAs for high energy physics and light source applications. In this exciting role, you will carry out experiments on LPAs that utilize the petawatt laser system, such as 10GeV single-stage optimization including novel injection methods and staging of LPAs.
What You Will Do:
Aid in the design, assembly, and operation of experiments on single and multi-stage laser-plasma acceleration of electrons.
Analysis of experimental data and physics modeling of the results.
Communicate results through internal reports, internal and external presentations, and peer reviewed publications.
Assist in the operation of petawatt class laser system and associated ultra-fast optical diagnostics
Participate in other LPA related experiments. These can include LPA-based sources of short wavelength radiation including free electron lasers and Thomson scattering sources, and on ion beam acceleration and applications.
Work collaboratively with other scientists (theorists and experimentalists), engineers, postdocs, technicians, and students
Proactively promote and participate in matters relating to safety and environmentally sensitive work practices. Adhere to ES&H policies and attend required training as required.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering.
Experience in the design, construction, and operation of high intensity laser-plasma experiments. This can include laser technology, optics, plasma physics, targetry, advanced diagnostics, and the generation of LPA-based light sources.
Sufficient programming expertise to successfully analyze experiment data.
Interest in high energy density science.
Capability to be flexible and creative in pursuing new topics and carrying out forefront research in the area of high field laser-matter interactions.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work effectively in a team that includes, engineers, computer scientists, scientific staff, technicians, and students.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience machine learning.
Experience with design and implementation of experimental control systems.
Experience in modeling laser-matter interactions with particle in cell codes.
Knowledge of particle optics and accelerator physics.
This is a full-time, 5 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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.
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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 92060
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.
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