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High Pressure Physics and Materials - Research Associate
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Data Science, Physics, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas: high-rate or single shot experiments, high-pressure research, mechanics of materials, spectroscopy, fluid dynamics.
  • Experience with comprehensive data analysis and statistical methods.
  • Experience in and ability to apply a broad range of experimental design, methods, and analysis.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills, such as would be needed to write reports, peer-reviewed publications, and proposals.
  • Initiative, eagerness to learn and apply new techniques, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Familiarity with data acquisition and/or data analysis software (e.g., excel, Matlab, Python, Mathematica, Comsol, Labview, C/C++, R, etc.).

Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level

  • Expertise with data acquisition and/or data analysis software (e.g., excel, Matlab, Python, Mathematica, Comsol, Labview, C/C++, R, etc.) or design software (e.g., CAD).
  • Previous experience preparing documents and publishing results.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Data Science, Physics, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Experience using gas guns, explosives, or lasers to study materials under dynamic pressure; experience working at beamlines/large facilities; or other high-risk, preparation intensive, experimental settings.
  • Expertise using (multi)physics simulation codes to model experiments or analyze scientfic data, for example, COMSOL, MATLAB, CTH, Mathematica, Igor Pro, or ALE3D.
  • Experience with fabrication methods, CAD, and fielding experiments in complex environments.
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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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