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X-ray Optics - Postdoctoral Researcher

Entry Level | Full-time
Postdoctoral/Fellowship | livermore, CA | 06/26/2024

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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.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$108,840 Annually

Job Description

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral researcher in the field of X-ray Optics. You will apply your expertise to work on the research and development of cutting-edge X-ray optics and novel imaging methods for technically challenging problems and experiments. You will travel as necessary to interact with sponsors and collaborating institutions; for opportunities exist collaborations with Strategic Deterrence, Space, and Global Security Programs. This position is in the X ray Science Group in the Physics Division.

You will 

  • Design, fabricate, and characterize imaging optic system in the X-ray range.
  • Design, test and field unique optics on complex experimental campaigns in areas relevant to Science and National Security, including Space and HED science.
  • Advance the state-of-the-art in ultrafast 4D imaging diagnostics.
  • Prepare written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results.
  • Maintain an awareness of the 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.
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Optics, Physics, material sciences or a related field.
  • Experience in optics and instrumentation (design, fabrication, characterization).
  • Experience modeling optical performance of new instrumentation.
  • Familiarity with X-ray optics and optical systems
  • Ability to work independently on technical tasks, influence technical objectives, to provide in depth analysis, and develop unique technical solutions.
  • Experience working on a research team with individuals from diverse technical backgrounds, as well as function as an independent researcher with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment, author technical reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience conducting experiments at light sources.
  • Familiarity with tomographic reconstruction techniques
  • Familiarity with x-ray diffraction, x-ray reflectance

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

 

 

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Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

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