This position will be part of a team and serve in a key role in the activities of the Accelerator Physics Group of the Advanced Light Source (ALS). The ALS is a world leading soft X-ray storage ring light source that successfully operates for more than 5000 hours per year serving an international pool of more than 2400 users per year.
In addition to participating in all major activities of the Group, this position will include an active role in the ALS-U project, an exciting major upgrade of the ALS in which the present storage ring will be replaced by a completely new latest generation multi-bend achromat ring. This future ALS will provide ultimate brightness diffraction limited photon beams with energy of up to 2 keV opening new and revolutionary science capabilities for soft X-ray users.
What You Will Do:
As a member of the Advanced Light Source Accelerator Physics Group pursue and lead Accelerator Physics studies towards optimizing the performance of the ALS.
Actively participate in implementing planned upgrades effectively and carrying out accelerator R&D to develop future upgrades.
Contribute to ensuring that the ALS accelerator complex is operating with optimal performance as well as safely, and reliably.
Participation in the development of tools (diagnostics, modeling, operational analysis, etc.) for the ALS Accelerators.
Collaboratively work Physicists, Engineers, and Technical Support Staff in support of ALS operations and improvements.
Prepare scientific papers and publish in peer-reviewed journals and present research at seminars and conferences.
Adhere to Environment, Safety, and Health (EH&S) policies and practices.
What is Required:
Ph.D. and or equivalent experience in Accelerator Physics and 2 years or more of work experienceafter the Ph.D.in one or more of the following areas:
Experimental beam physics studies.
Development and implementation of new capabilities on an existing accelerator.
Development of beam diagnostic systems.
Charged particle beam modeling.
Theoretical investigation of beam behavior.
Published record of research in Accelerator Physics appropriate for this career level.
Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all members of LBNL Divisions as required by work assignments including other scientists, post-docs, students, and technical and administrative support staff.
Experience with an operational synchrotron light source
Experience in small scale project management
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time 3 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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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