The University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics is seeking a Ph.D. level individual in Optics, Physics, or Engineering to join the System Science team charged with characterizing and optimizing the performance of the world-class Omega and Omega-EP high-energy laser facilities. Omega is a 60-beam solid-state laser system capable of delivering 30kJ, nanosecond, UV pulses to a target. Omega EP is a short-pulse laser system capable of delivering pulses of up to 1PW power (700J in 700fs).
Duties & Responsibilities
Interacts with engineers and technicians to lead problem-solving efforts in the fast-paced operational environment of the Omega Laser Facility.
Interacts with experimental scientists to provide a positive user facility experience while safeguarding laser system safety.
Conducts experiments on the laser facilities to maintain and continuously improve system performance.
Develops computer-based data analysis tools for laser diagnostics.
Manages multiple projects to develop laser system improvements and new laser diagnostic capabilities.
Advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred, though a master’s degree with significant relevant work experience will be considered) in Optics, Physics, or a relevant Engineering discipline
Candidates must have experience performing experimental research in optical systems, preferably solid-state laser systems or laser-based optical systems.
Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific research results through publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or conference proceedings.
A comprehensive knowledge of optical physics and the ability to develop computer-based data analysis tools are required. Proficiency in Matlab is highly desired.
The ideal candidate should have good engineering skills and should be a motivated self-starter who can manage multiple projects and priorities within a fast paced dynamic environment.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
A demonstrated ability to be effective in a team environment
About University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. LLE was established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds LLE as part of its Stockpile Stewardship Program.