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Postdoctoral Fellow
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AA-Accelerator Tech-Applied Phys
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86458 Requisition #

Lawrance Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics (ATAP) has an immediate opening for Postdoctoral Fellow to join our BELLA center.


The Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center focuses on the development and application of laser-plasma accelerators (LPAs). LPAs produce ultrahigh accelerating fields (1-100 GV/m) and may provide a compact technology for a variety of applications that include accelerators for high energy physics (HEP) and drivers for high energy photon sources.


As a member of the BELLA Center of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s ATAP Division, your primary responsibility is to perform theoretical and computational research in the area of intense laser- and beam-plasma interactions and advanced accelerator concepts for BELLA Center programmatic R&D activities and projects.  


What You Will Do:

  • Pursue forefront computational and theoretical physics studies in the areas of laser- and beam-plasma interactions, and particle acceleration.

  • Develop, modify, and execute simulation codes for the modeling of the laser-plasma interactions, plasma-based acceleration, and plasma dynamics. Test, analyze, improve, and optimize the numerical schemes used in the simulations.

  • Document and communicate results of work in peer-reviewed-journal publications and in oral presentations, including participation in meetings, conferences, and reviews.

  • Investigate laser-plasma and beam-plasma instabilities relevant to the HEP application of LPAs.

  • Research theoretical and numerical study of the basic physics of laser-plasma interactions, novel concepts for beam production and acceleration, and methods of radiation generation.

  • Provide theoretical and modeling support for current (e.g.,  production of high-quality 10 GeV-class beams from LPA) and future (e.g., multi-GeV staging) experiments performed in the BELLA Laser Facility.

  • Interact with professional staff within the Division, Laboratory, and externally.


What is Required:

  • Ph.D. in Physics or related field.

  • Knowledge of laser-plasma interactions, plasma-based acceleration, and/or advanced accelerator concepts.  

  • Knowledge of advanced scientific computing techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully publish record/report on computational modeling and/or theoretical study of laser-plasma interactions, plasma, and/or beam physics.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with professional staff both within and outside LBNL.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and multitasking skills.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

  • This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • 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.

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