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Postdoctoral Fellow
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AA-Accelerator Tech-Applied Phys
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86798 Requisition #

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (LBNL) Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics (ATAP) Division has an immediate and exciting opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow.


Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology (BCMT) has designed and built key components of R&D magnet systems for science and engineering programs, providing vital unpinnings for many aspects of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science mission.  We are an interdivisional organization managed jointly by the ATAP and the Engineering Divisions of LBNL. With its unique integration of accelerator physicists and magnet researchers, magnet design engineers, and fabrication teams, we foster rapid progress in the development and reliable delivery of new magnet technology.


You will perform work within the Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology (BCMT) as a key member of a team consisting of physicists, engineers, technologists and students. You will be advancing our understanding of physical performance limits of state-of-the-art superconducting accelerator magnets by means of novel diagnostics and analysis techniques.


What You Will Do:

  • Develop advanced diagnostics in support of BCMT research programs and projects.

  • Design and implement original magnetic, acoustic and optical probes to characterize mechanical and electromagnetic phenomena in superconducting magnets and conductors.

  • Work closely with magnet designers to implement novel measurement methods and magnet instrumentation to advance the program’s testing capabilities.

  • Develop physical models to support and steer further development of diagnostics and data analysis capabilities.

  • Participate in magnet projects and research, taking responsibility for specific project tasks with milestones and deliverables.

  • Meet deliverables on the ongoing collaboration projects in quench detection and characterization for high-temperature superconductors.

  • Participate in magnet test campaigns and take responsibility for setting up the diagnostic instrumentation, analyzing test data and providing essential feedback to magnet design engineers.

  • Work closely with project leads to identify critical tasks and produce results on schedule.

  • Conduct original research independently and in collaborations.

  • Present results at collaboration meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences and publish in refereed journals.


Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Mentor students.


What is Required:

  • Ph.D. degree in Experimental Physics. Solid background in superconductivity and/or low-temperature experiments.

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in designing, building and operating advanced cryogenics instrumentation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and hands-on experience in building electronics and data acquisition systems.

  • Good working knowledge of applied mathematics, ability to tackle problems in electromagnetism, heat transfer, wave propagation and diffusion.

  • Excellent working knowledge of programming in Python, Matlab and LabView. Ability to quickly design software for experiments and build simulations and numerical models.  

  • Demonstrated publication record in a relevant field and proficiency in presenting and publishing scientific results.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment that includes engineers, scientific staff, technicians, and students.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Background or hands-on experience with physical acoustics method or ultrasonic techniques.

  • Experience in quantum sensors and devices.

  • Knowledge of advanced data analysis and visualization methods, including machine learning and neural network-based algorithms is highly desirable.

  • Experience with ANSYS software is a plus.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a full time, 2 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.

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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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.


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