Berkeley Lab's Engineering Division has an exciting opening for a Research Scientist/Engineer. You will participate as a member of the Detectors group in the Engineering (EG) Division, with involvement in the Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology (BMCT) run jointly by the Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics (ATAP) and EG Divisions at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Superconducting Magnet Program (SMP) within the BCMT is an integral part of DOE's recently established national Magnet Development Program (MDP), whose goal is to advance high field accelerator magnet technology for future colliders. You may additionally contribute to other projects at LBNL related to magnet technology, including the Advanced Light Source Upgrade project and undulators for free electron lasers.
This position is for a highly motivated junior scientist to participate in the development of advanced composite structures for use in High Energy Physics tracking detector supports, in particular the ATLAS ITk (Inner Tracker Upgrade), and in insulation systems for superconducting magnets, in support of detector and magnet projects and programs aligned with the DOE mission of advanced detector and magnet development for future colliders.
What You Will Do:
Participate in the development and application of advanced modeling tools in support of composite structures and material design and fabrication;
Design and carry out detailed experiments to further our understanding of composite materials performance in both detector support structures and superconducting magnets and to guide further technology developments;
Participate in specific science projects that require advanced composites or magnet technology.
Work independently, conducting independent research, towards specific goals of the needs of Detectors and SMP.
Participate in the development of critical R&D tools, in particular in design, modeling and analysis, which advance the mission of the EG and ATAP Divisions.
Collaborate closely with partner laboratories and universities associated with ATLAS and the MDP to further advance composite technology.
Collaborate with other members of the BCMT to assure that expertise and capabilities developed for composite structures are adapted to advanced magnet modeling and fabrication R&D.
Contribute to ongoing detector and magnet projects in areas of design, manufacturing, tuning, and performance testing
Publish and present findings in refereed journals and conference proceedings.
Adhere to Environment, Safety, and Health (EH&S) policies and practices.
What is Required:
Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Mathematics, Engineering, or Physics.
A minimum of 2 years of work experiencein two or more of the following areas:
Application of advanced modeling techniques applied to combined mechanical, magnetic, and thermal systems;
Application of advanced modeling techniques to structural composites under combined hygro-thermal loading;
Application of FEA to superconducting magnet systems;
Experience with the design and fabrication of advanced magnet systems and/or composite structures.
Solid understanding of magnetics, structural mechanics, and thermal/cryogenic principles.
Published record of research in advanced design and analysis.
Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all members of EG and ATAP including other scientists, post-docs, students, and technical support staff.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experienced in the use of computer clusters.
Familiarity with multi-scale modeling techniques
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is full time 2 year career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs..
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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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