Applied Physicist/Engineer

Livermore National Lab   •  

Livermore, CA

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


Not Specified years

Posted 48 days ago

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Applied Physicist/Engineer. You will work on Z-pinch plasma experiments, induction accelerator diagnostics, compact source experiments, and other technically challenging problems. You will travel as necessary to interact with sponsors and customers. Opportunities exist for collaborations with the Fusion Energy Sciences Program. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED), within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties

- Perform and conduct experimental campaigns and continue engineering upgrades of experiments and diagnostics in the following areas: Z-pinch plasmas, or compact sources.

- Serve as a technical expert in formal and ad hoc groups assembled to address pressing accelerator and radiation source applications in national security.

- Write periodic progress reports. Update safety plans/IWS's in accordance with experimental needs.

- Maintain an awareness of technical literature in assigned areas.

- Prepare written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results.

- 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 sponsors and customers.

- Perform other duties as assigned.


- PhD in Plasma Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.

- Significant experience in operation and analysis of plasma experiments and plasma physics diagnostics.

- Advanced knowledge of plasma physics or nuclear engineering.

- Experience authoring technical and scientific reports and publications, and delivering scientific presentations.

- Experience developing research proposals.

- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.

- Ability to travel.

Desired Qualifications

- Experience working with pulsed power technologies including spark gaps, thyratrons, ignitrons, and solid-state switches, capacitor banks and Marx generators, magnetic pulse compression, and pulse forming lines.