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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Berkeley Lab is Bringing Science Solutions to the World, and YOU can be a part of it!

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with "excellence." That's why we hire the best - whether in research, finance or other operations. This is a great opportunity to bring your top-notch skills to bear in support of world-class scientific research that addresses national and global challenges!

Position Summary:
Berkeley Lab's Engineering Division has an immediate opening for a Cryogenics Engineer to contribute to specific scientific and engineering programs. The Engineering Division is a matrix organization and supports several projects and programs.

What You Will Do:
In the role as Cryogenic Engineer, you will focus primarily on cryogenic application of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and structural engineering to develop leading solutions to scientific and experimental requirements. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:


Coordinate and actively participate in a multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers and technicians for all aspects of a complex project to satisfy the cryogenic, mechanical, electrical, controls, and instrumentation requirements.

Detailed design, tolerance analysis, cost and schedule planning, specifications development, procurement, and installation of cryogenic equipment.

Thermodynamic and heat transfer analysis including determination of heat loads, head budgets and the development of design and test verification activities on both system and component levels.

Failure Analysis, requirements management, materials and component selection.
Prepare design and analysis reports, and part/assembly drawings for project review.
Serve as a resource for subordinates and peers, effectively provide team leadership, as appropriate, and make innovative contributions to laboratory needs.

What Is Required:


M.Sc. or B.Sc. with equivalent experience, in engineering or related field.

5 years of cryogenic experience applying engineering principles in solving complex problems within thermal/fluid systems.



Demonstrated experience planning, organizing and conducting technical projects/programs and formulating cost and schedule data.

Demonstrated use of analysis tools to solve complex problems. Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and/or Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Clear communication skills in convey important engineering aspects of project and design.

Ability to provide technical leadership while work within a diverse team of expertise and backgrounds.

Commitment to creative problem solving and teamwork to get things done.

Additional Desired Qualifications:


Software tools: ANSYS APDL, ANSYS Workbench, PTC Creo, MathCAD, CFX.

Experience working with cryostats, cryogen free systems, and cryocoolers.

Experience working with Pressure Vessel Coding requirements.

Experience with heat exchanger, liquefaction or refrigeration systems design.

Hands on experience in performing lab based testing and data collection and the expertise to re-engineer/re-evaluate when necessary.

Solid understanding of fabrication methods and technologies.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes: This is a 2 year, term appointment with the possibility of renewal and with the possibility of conversion to career.

This position requires completion of a background check.

Berkeley Lab addresses the worlds most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Labs scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energys Office of Science.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.