Berkeley Lab is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join their Laser Technologies Group!
In this role, you will participate in the development of novel laser technologies for remote detection. Specifically, this position involves research on laser beam delivery at long distances by leveraging recent advances in optics and non-linear phenomena. Your research will focus on testing of optical vortex beams, adaptive optics and femtosecond laser filamentation phenomena for long range laser beam propagation. This project aims to advance current capabilities for the remote laser beam propagation in the context of developing the next-generation of remote sensing technologies.
What You Will Do:
Conduct advanced experimental research on beam shaping with pulsed and continuous wave lasers.
Work on vortex beams, adaptive optics and femtosecond laser filamentation processes.
Design optical systems and related diagnostics.
Spatial and temporally characterize laser pulses.
Function independently and provide research support and assistance to other members of the group.
Prepare and conduct technical presentations for internal and external audiences.
Report research results in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Carry out collaborative research with staff scientists, postdoc fellows, visiting researchers, and students.
What is Required:
A recent Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or a related field.
Extensive experience with advanced optics for beam spatial manipulation (vortex, adaptive optics).
Experience with ultrafast laser systems and related diagnostics.
Experience in advanced optical system design and experimentation.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work as an independent researcher and as a member of a diverse research team, collaborating toward goals, solving problems, and developing scientific ideas.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to author technical and/or scientific writing and present work in conference and review meetings.
For full consideration, please apply by November 30, 2020 with the following application materials:
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.
This is a full time, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years of paid postdoctoral experience.
Salaries for postdoctoral positions depend on years of experience post-degree and are predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL, https://www.lbl.gov/) addresses the world’s 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 Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
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The Laser Technologies Group (https://appliedenergyscience.lbl.gov/laser-technologies) develops the next generation of innovative tools for analyzing the chemical makeup of advanced materials in real-time at extreme spatial and temporal scales. Applications include energy storage (batteries), energy conversion (solar), biology, environment, and nuclear security.
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