Laser System Modeler Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Science and Technology on a Mission! For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.
We are seeking an experienced Laser Systems Modeler to support operation of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), and to assist in modeling of other laser systems. NIF's laser is the world's highest energy pulsed laser system, capable of producing over 1.8 MJ of optical energy. You will interact with scientific and engineering personnel, support staff, and senior management and provide engineering expertise in some or all of the following: solid state laser physics and technology, femtosecond and picosecond short pulse generation and amplification, nonlinear effects, sensors and instrumentation, and systems engineering.
Essential Duties - Use diffractive, non-linear, propagation models to perform systems analysis and design of various lasers for current and/or new programs. - Collaborate with laboratory scientists and engineers to execute and interpret laser experiments that test new physics and modeling capability. - Conduct maintenance and ongoing development of the Laser Performance and Operations Model (LPOM) suite of codes related to operation of NIF (currently 0.6 million lines of code). - Perform data analysis of complex NIF laser experiments, including recalibration of models, data trending, and investigation of performance issues.
Key Qualifications - Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Optical Sciences, or Mathematics or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. - Significant experience in optics, laser science, and/or scientific code development. - Significant experience in scientific research and development with a demonstrated record of accomplishment. - Advanced problem solving, troubleshooting, decision making, and analytical skills necessary to independently analyze and implement solutions to highly complex issues.
Desired Qualifications - Experience in high power, solid state laser modeling or signal and image processing. - Background in inertial confinement fusion or high-power, directed energy lasers.
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 applyingcutting-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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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.