Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

General Physicist - Accelerator Craftsperson

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107343
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3) / Science & Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4)
Date Posted: July 30 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a General Physicist – Accelerator Craftsperson with an emphasis of hands on work. You will execute a variety of complex accelerator-based experiments with a focus on design, vacuum hardware, materials, coating deposition, diagnostics, analogue and digital electronics, data acquisition and analysis, and other technically challenging problems. It is expected in this position that you will creatively applying diverse physics concepts to create innovative solutions. The hired individual will be working with experienced team members to maintain knowledge base at LLNL. Travel may be necessary to interact with sponsors and customers. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED), within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Develop and assess accelerator design and diagnostics, provide advanced analysis and solution to complex problems that may not be well defined.
- Be a part of a multidisciplinary team to guide analysis activities and designs of accelerator-based experiments.
- Creatively applying diverse physics concepts to create innovative solutions
- Write regular progress reports and prepare written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results.
- Maintain an awareness of technical literature in assigned areas, and knowledge base.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings.
- Travel as necessary to interact with collaborators, sponsors and customers and conduct experiments.
- Adhere to the highest standards of personal and facility safety in performing tests and experiments.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the SES.4 Level
- Lead effort to develop diagnostics, other additional hardware, and assembly efforts regarding accelerator testing.
- Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in identified areas, routinely interacting with management and/or sponsors across the Laboratory on advanced technical projects.

- PhD degree in Physics, Engineering, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience in the following topic areas: vacuum hardware, materials, coating deposition, diagnostics, analogue and digital electronics, data acquisition, and data analysis.
- Detail-oriented individual with a strong desire to learn new things
- Adept at on-line research.
- Significant experience working effectively and independently in a multidisciplinary, team-oriented research environment.  
- Demonstrated self-motivation and initiative in addressing challenging problems.
- Ability to travel.
- Advanced verbal and written communication and presentation skills necessary to author advanced technical and scientific reports, publications, invited papers, and to deliver scientific presentations and provide advice to management.

In Addition, at the SES.4 Level
- Highly advanced experience in topic areas listed above.
- Substantial experience developing innovative methods to expand knowledge of particle accelerators.
- Substantial experience setting specific strategies and/or directing multi-disciplinary teams to achieve program goals.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience in analysis of accelerator experiments and beam diagnostics.
- Knowledge of accelerator physics.
- Experience in constructing accelerators.

- Active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.