The LLNL High Energy Density Science (HEDS) Center, with the Physical and Life Sciences directorate has an opening for a physicist to pursue further education and learning on HEDS or Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF). The Academic Graduate Appointee will learn to develop data analysis tools for ICF experiments performed at the National Ignition Facility. The selected candidate will work on multi-disciplinary teams in an environment that encourages the support of the academic research and education community while focusing on problems of interest to LLNL and DOE programs. This position will be within the Physics Division.
The HEDS center at LLNL is a focal point for connecting experts around the world with the extensive experimental and computational capabilities at LLNL. The center's mission is to strengthen fundamental research collaborations in the field of HEDS between LLNL and the academic community, and to enhance educational opportunities in HED science for students. Details about LLNL's High Energy Density Science Center may be found at: https://heds-center.llnl.gov
In this role you will
Analyze x-ray data and measure electron temperature from ICF experiments performed at the National Ignition Facility.
Develop analytical tools to reconstruct three-dimensional hot spot shapes of ICF implosions.
Participate in research team, including supporting work and research papers.
Contribute to the fulfillment of technical projects and organizational objectives functioning as an effective team member on multi-disciplinary teams.
Engage other scientists frequently to share relevant knowledge, opinions, and recommendations, working to fulfill deliverables as a team.
Interact with LLNL HEDS center to enhance education HEDS science by attending seminars, lectures and online classes.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in physics, computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field.
Experience working on data analysis of ICF experiments, including using x-ray diagnostic data.
Experience working with software such as Python, C++ or Matlab.
Ability to effectively manage concurrent technical tasks with competing priorities and meet deadlines that are important to project success.
Ability to approach difficult problems with enthusiasm and creativity.
Effective interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of personnel and ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
Effective written and verbal communication skills to prepare, present, and document technical information.
Willingness to further HEDS education by attending seminars, lectures, and online classes.
Internal Number: 3743990000040731
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