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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA

Company
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
82576
AJE Ref #
576077342
Location
Berkeley, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Doctoral 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 Advanced Light Source (ALS) has an opportunity for a Research Scientist or Staff Scientist. You will serve in a key role in the day-to- day operation of the Advanced Light Source

(ALS). This position will be filled at the Research Scientist or Staff Scientist level, dependent on experience.

Research Scientist - Specific Responsibilities:

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As a member of the Advanced Light Source Accelerator Physics Group pursue Accelerator Physics studies towards optimizing the performance of the ALS.
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Be responsible for ensuring that the ALS accelerator complex is operating with optimal performance as well as safely, and reliably.
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In addition to daily operation, be responsible for implementing planned upgrades effectively and carrying out accelerator R&D to develop future upgrades.
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Participation in the development of tools (diagnostics, modeling, operational analysis, or ALS Accelerators.
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Collaboratively work with or lead Physicists, Engineers, and Technical Support Staff in support of ALS operations and improvements.
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Prepare scientific papers and publish in peer-reviewed journals and present research at seminars and conferences.
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Adhere to Environment, Safety, and Health (EH&S) policies and practices.

In addition to the above, the Staff Scientist will:

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Work independently, conducting independent research, leading an ALS research project
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Ensure that the ALS accelerator complex is operating with optimal performance as well as safely, and reliably.
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Publish and present findings in refereed and conference proceedings.

Research Scientist - Required Qualifications:

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Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Accelerator Physics and at least 2 years of work experience in one or more of the following areas:

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Accelerator operations
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Experimental beam physics studies
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Development and implementation of new capabilities on an existing accelerator
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Charged particle beam modeling and diagnostics
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Development and/or utilization of computer codes for accelerator operation and optimization
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Theoretical investigation of beam behavior
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Data gathering and analysis related to the physics of beams.

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Published record of research in Accelerator Physics.
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Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment.
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Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all members of ATAP including other scientists, post-docs, students, and technical support staff.

In addition to the above, the Staff Scientist will have:

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Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Accelerator Physics and at least 5 years of work experience in supervisory and project lead experience and others noted above.
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Demonstrated ability to work independently, conducting independent research, leading research project.
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Published record of research in Accelerator Physics.
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Demonstrated ability to work well and lead initiatives in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Additional Desired Qualifications for Both Levels:

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Experience with an operational synchrotron light source
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Supervisory experience
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Experience in small scale project management

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

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This is a career appointment.

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This position requires completion of a background check.
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Salary is commensurate with experience.
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Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.

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.