We have an opening for an Applied Scientist to work on modeling and experimental investigation of radiation effects on materials. In this role you will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to study the electrical and mechanical effects associated with rapid energy deposition by x-rays, neutrons, and high-explosive shocks. You will study and model how these effects may affect various complex mechanical structures. You will travel as necessary to interact with sponsors and customers. This position is in the Physics Division.
In this role you will
Perform and conduct modeling/simulation and/or experiments in following areas: Irradiation of materials by X-rays, electrons, protons, and neutrons; large atmospheric shocks; high explosive generated shocks.
Design, setup, and calibration of a multitude of diagnostics not limited to: optical velocity or displacement, analytical chemistry mapping of thin films, digital image correlation, particle size analysis, temperature and density.
Write periodic progress reports, test plans, and other documentation as required and update safety plans/Integration work sheets (IWS) in accordance with experimental needs.
Maintain an awareness of technical literature in assigned areas.
Prepare written analyses and verbal briefings of moderate complexity that capture and communicate research results.
Travel as necessary to interact with sponsors and customers.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level
Serve as a technical expert in formal and ad hoc groups assembled to address complex applications in national security.
Identify new oppurtinuties to investigate radiation effects reasource and lead those efforts.
Mentor and help develop staff
Ability to maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security which requires U.S. citizenship.
MS in Applied Science, Physics, Plasma Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Broad experience in analytical techniques of chemistry, material science, impulse and mechanical movements, equation of state using gas guns, and x-ray and neutron sources.
Comprehensive knowledge of physics, optics, mechanics, nuclear engineering, or material science.
Broad experience authoring technical and scientific reports and publications and delivering scientific presentations.
Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.
Ability to travel.
Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level
PhD in a physical science
Significant experience developing research proposals.
Experience working with neutron, optical, x-ray, and/or shock diagnostics
Advanced experience working with Monte Carlo radiation transport codes.
Qualifications We Desire
Experience within an NNSA laboratory
Desire to work on national security programs
Internal Number: 3743990000046126
About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.
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