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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Nondestructive Evaluation

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Job ID: 103251
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member within the Nondestructive Evaluation Group. You will be required to successfully apply experimental tools and analytical methods to understand structure and properties of uniform or nonuniform articles, often topologically complex and extremely heterogeneous. Characterization techniques which are of utility in this work include interrogation with x-rays (with computed tomography), acoustic (ultrasonic), and microwaves. These positions are in the Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation Section (NDE) of the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.
 
Essential Duties
- Conduct research in and development of one or more of the following areas: x-ray imaging, ultrasound, microwave characterization, computed tomography, and reconstruction methods.
- Design, implement, fabricate systems, and analyze techniques in one or more of the above areas.
- Organize, analyze, and present data from research.
- Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research to address defined problems.
- Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications
- Recent PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
- Experience with one or more of the following areas:  x-ray imaging, acoustics and ultrasound, signal processing, image processing, microwave characterization, computed tomography, and reconstruction methods.
- Demonstrated ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution, and/or demonstrated ability with analytical techniques, especially computed tomography.
- Demonstrated ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Demonstrated proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Demonstrated initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
 
Desired Qualifications
- Experience with x-ray imaging, including absorption, phase, coherent and incoherent scatter.
- Experience with computed tomography, microwave characterization, and microwave interferometry and imaging.
- Experience with experimental acoustics, DAQ instrumentation, and ultrasonic array signal processing.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
 

Security Clearance:  None required.

 

Note:   This is a one year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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