Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science

Position ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science-RS [#8955, 83357]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Government or industry
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Accelerator and Beam Physics, Engineering, Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/02/28)
Position Description:    

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Research Scientist - 83357
Organization: EG-Engineering

Berkeley Lab (LBNL, 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.

Position Summary:
Berkeley Lab’s Engineering Division ( has an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist to participate in the development of advanced magnet systems for accelerator science applications. You will participate as a member of the Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology, a research group jointly operated by the Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics (ATAP) and the Engineering (EG) Divisions at LBNL, in support of magnet projects and programs aligned with the BCMT mission of advanced magnet development. This position will contribute to the superconducting magnet program (SMP), a research program within ATAP with a long history of innovation and record accelerator magnet achievements. The SMP is an integral part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recently established national Magnet Development Program (MDP), whose goal is to advance high field accelerator magnet technology for future colliders. You may additionally contribute to other projects at LBNL related to magnet technology, including the Advanced Light Source Upgrade project and undulators for free electron lasers.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Conduct independent research, towards specific goals of the BCMT.
• Participate in the development of critical R&D tools, in particular in design, modeling and analysis, which advance the mission of the BCMT.
• Collaborate closely with partner laboratories and universities associated with the MDP to further advance magnet technology.
• Collaborate with other members of the BCMT to fully leverage expertise and capabilities for advanced magnet modeling R&D.
• Contribute to ongoing magnet projects in areas of design, manufacturing, tuning, and performance testing
• Publish and present findings in refereed journals and conference proceedings.
• Adhere to Environment, Safety, and Health (EH&S) policies and practices.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. and or equivalent experience in Mathematics, Engineering, or Physics or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum of 2 years of work experience in two or more of the following areas:
• Application of advanced modeling techniques applied to combined mechanical, magnetic, and thermal systems.
• Application of FEA to superconducting magnet systems
• Experience with the design and fabrication of magnet systems
• Solid understanding of magnetics, structural mechanics, and thermal/cryogenic principles.
• Published record of research in magnet design and analysis.
• Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment.
• 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.

Additional Desired Qualifications:
• Experienced in the use of computer clusters.
• Familiarity with multi-scale modeling techniques.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

• This is a full time 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.
• Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
• Salary is commensurate with experience.
• This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
• Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

How To Apply
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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: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law".

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Further Info:
1 Cyclotron Rd
Berkeley, CA 94720

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