Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology (BCMT) has designed and built key components of R&D magnet systems for science and engineering programs, providing vital unpinnings for many aspects of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science mission. We are an interdivisional organization managed jointly by the ATAP and the Engineering Divisions of LBNL. With its unique integration of accelerator physicists and magnet researchers, magnet design engineers, and fabrication teams, we foster rapid progress in the development and reliable delivery of new magnet technology.
You will work within the BCMT as a key member of a team consisting of physicists, engineers, technologists, and students developing advanced superconducting magnet systems for science and technology applications. You will support the BCMT programs and projects by providing expertise in low- and high-temperature superconductors and associated magnet materials and provide guidance on their use in advanced magnet systems for science applications.
What You Will Do:
Support the US Magnet Development Program (MDP) and other research efforts at LBNL by working to increase the performance of advanced LTS and HTS superconductors for high-field applications, including both High Energy Physics (HEP) and Fusion Energy Science (FES) applications.
Provide technical expertise and solutions in the materials area to support the magnet programs and other projects.
Participate in research efforts to improve the performance of superconducting wires, tapes, and associated cables in close collaboration with university, national laboratory, and industry partners.
Carry out experiments to characterize the performance of advanced materials in superconducting magnets, e.g. epoxies, insulation, solvents, and superconducting wires and cables.
Provide materials science expertise on structural materials and components used for coil and magnet construction, and provide guidance on their appropriate use.
Design and implement facility upgrades to improve measurement and testing capabilities and data quality.
Perform research to address questions relevant to understanding superconducting wires and magnets, including mechanisms behind magnet training.
Develop novel technologies for analyzing and correlating data from different diagnostic techniques, and develop models for their interpretation.
Generate fundamental understanding of performance limiting factors in technological superconductors and associated materials, and suggest methods to address these limitations.
Document and communicate the research in reports and oral presentations, including participation in conferences, and publication in refereed journals.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Participate in magnet test and conductor characterization campaigns.
What is Required:
Advanced degree in physics, materials science and engineering, or mechanical engineering, with expertise and a record of publication in superconducting materials and magnets, cryogenic instrumentation, and measurements.
Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and technical support personnel.
Demonstrated experience with broad multi-disciplinary expertise in large-scale cable and magnet applications.
Effective ability to lead one or several research efforts referred to above.
Broad experience in materials science and in the fundamental physics of superconducting materials.
Ability to publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at seminars and conferences.
Demonstrated publication record and demonstration of proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results.
Perform research independently and as part of a research group.
Experience in one or more of the following technical areas:
high field superconductors
development of systems and probes for cryogenic testing
programming languages and applications for data acquisition
modeling techniques and data analysis
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge related to superconducting wire engineering and materials magnet engineering.
Project experience: cost and schedule, quality control and quality assurance.
Advanced image analysis.
Supervision of students and technical staff.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a 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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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