Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Nuclear Science Division has an opening for a Scientific Engineering Associate to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will be under consultation with principal investigators in the Applied Nuclear Physics Program (ANP), engaging in innovative, applied research and development as part of a team of physicists and engineers working on the development of networked gamma-ray detection and imaging systems. Contribute to the development of sensor systems and algorithms for radiation detection and imaging. Perform experimental testing and development of prototype systems.
What You Will Do:
Provide technical support for the investigation and development of new analysis methodologies and algorithms for radiation detection and mapping.
Participate in the development and integration of multi-sensor systems. This will include managing software installation and dependencies, experimental testing and evaluation, and system design and refinement.
Develop and implement advanced data analysis methods. This will include multi-sensor data fusion, implementation and optimization of machine learning 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.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Contribute to other group activities related to advanced radiation detection concepts.
Contribute to papers, reports, and proposals and make oral presentations of original work.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent knowledge in physics, nuclear engineering, electrical engineering or a related field.
Experience of radiation detection and gamma-ray or neutron imaging.
Experience of algorithm development, signal processing, or statistical analysis.
Experience of developing and employing machine learning algorithms.
Experience with management of software in a Linux ecosystem.
Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels with the Nuclear Science Division.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills to interact with scientific investigators, administrators, management and technical staff.
Demonstrated outstanding data analysis skills and proficiency in C/C++ and Python.
Familiarity with ROS, Python, C++, and Linux.
Demonstrated ability to perform research individually and as part of a group.
Excellent organizational and planning skills to contribute to ANP goals and objectives.
Master's or PhD degree in physics, nuclear engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field.
Experience with machine learning is desirable.
This is a full time 1 year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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