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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA

Company
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
82877
AJE Ref #
576110748
Location
Berkeley, CA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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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 (LBNL) is synonymous with "excellence." That's why we hire the best - whether in research, science, or 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 Labs Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division has an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist to join a team of physicists, materials scientists, mechanical engineers, and technicians. You will play a crucial role in developing important technologies by applying physics and engineering techniques to design, fabricate, and test superconducting magnets using innovative design and manufacturing methods.

Specific Responsibilities:

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Support the LBNL materials R&D effort within the LHC Accelerator Research Program, which is developing high field quadrupoles to upgrade the luminosity of the Large Hadron Collider.

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Provide technical expertise and solutions in the materials area to support the magnet program and new material and magnet program initiatives.

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Participate in the research efforts to improve the performance of superconducting wires in close collaboration with our university and industry partners
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Carry out experiments to characterize the performance of advanced materials in superconducting magnets, i.e. metal alloys, epoxies, and superconducting wires and cables.
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Provide materials science expertise on structural materials and components used for coil and magnet construction.
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Design and implement facility upgrades to improve testing capabilities and data quality.
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Participate in the full cycle development of superconducting accelerator magnet systems utilizing both emerging high-temperature and low-temperature superconducting wires, tapes, and cables.
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Perform research to address questions relevant to understanding superconducting wires and magnets including training, and fabrication methodology that will maximize the field generation capability of superconducting accelerator magnets while reducing its fabrication cost.
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Analyze test results and develop models for their interpretation.
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Develop novel technologies for future accelerator-type magnet systems, utilizing alternative superconducting materials.
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Generate fundamental understanding of performance limiting factors in technological superconductors and associated materials, and suggest methods to address these limitations.
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Document and communicate the research in reports and oral presentations, including participation in conferences, and publication in refereed journals.

Required Qualifications:

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Advanced degree in physics, materials science and engineering or mechanical engineering, with expertise and a record of publication in superconducting materials and magnets, cryogenic instrumentation and measurements.
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Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and technical support personnel.
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Demonstrated experience with broad multi-disciplinary expertise in large-scale cable and magnet applications.
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Effective ability to lead one or several research efforts referred to above.
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Broad experience in materials science and in the fundamental physics of superconducting materials.
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Ability to publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at seminars and conferences.
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Demonstrated publication record and demonstration of proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results.
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Perform research independently and as part of a research group.
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Experience in one or more of the following technical areas:

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high field superconductors
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development of systems and probes for cryogenic testing
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programming languages and applications for data acquisition
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modeling techniques and data analysis

Additional Desired Qualifications:

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Knowledge related to superconducting wire engineering and materials magnet engineering.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

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This is a 2 year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
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Salary is commensurate with experience.
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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.