You will be reporting to Program Head of Berkeley Accelerator Controls and Instrumentation (BACI) as an experimental physicist, this position will support and plan experiments, perform computations in electromagnetic systems, components design and control & measurement system to meet BACI's programmatic plans and R&D goals. You will be responsible for activities within the BACI program, including analysis of associated R&D in beam instrumentation and low-level RF (LLRF) control/timing system, coherent fiber-based laser combination technology development and quantum qubits control system, including planning and performing beam-based experiments, operation of experimental equipment, planning for R&D activities, and adherence to environmental, health and safety aspects.
The position requires collaboration with a team of scientists, engineers and technicians to design RF systems and carry out experiments and computations. The position also participates in planning and carrying out design, fabrication and testing of RF control systems in support of High Energy Physics programmatic goals and objectives.
What You Will Do:
Lead planning and performing forefront investigations in electro-magnetic systems, devices and interactions for particle accelerators;
Lead research efforts to improve the performance of coherent fiber-laser combination technology and precision digital controls and low-level RF controls of particle accelerators;
Work collaboratively within BACI program on various projects including:
Participation in planning and implementation of R&D studies;
Carry out experimental operations and activities in the Beam Electrodynamics Laboratory, the ALS, UCB campus and other collaboration locations;
Adherence to environment, safety and health policies and procedures.
Collaborate with scientists, post-doctoral researchers/students, engineers and technical support staff to perform planned experiments and testing at Berkeley Lab and collaborating institutions;
Disseminate experimental and research results via publications in refereed journals and present results via oral presentations at meetings, conferences, workshops and peer reviews;
Participate in BACI program planning efforts and contribute to selected programmatic projects and collaborations in accelerator, RF structure design, LLRF and qubits control R&D topics;
Maintain current knowledge of and implement relevant Laboratory, Division and Program Conduct of Operations and Quality Assurance policies and procedures for your activities;
Document and communicate results of work in peer-reviewed journal publications and in oral presentations;
Participate in meetings, conferences, and reviews including planning meetings, reviews and chairing committees;
Actively seek funding opportunities, prepare proposals and interact with funding agencies.
Additional Desired Requirements:
Experience with digital RF controls, FPGA programming and fiber-laser system and technology.
What Is Required:
Must have Ph.D. degree in Experimental Physics or equivalent experience with expertise and a significant record of publication in laser technology and advanced digital controls;
Broad knowledge in accelerator physics and RF technology;
Knowledge of and experience with electro-magnetic devices and systems in particle accelerators, including RF system and components;
Experience in one or more of the following technical areas:
Fiber laser system and technology;
RF devices and signal processing and controls;
LLRF controls in accelerators.
Demonstrated publication record and demonstration of proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results.
Must be independent, innovative and able to design, guide and carry through an experiment from initiation to meaningful conclusion, in collaboration with a team of engineers, physicists and technical support staff;
Effective oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated experimental skills in working with microwave and RF measurement equipment;
Knowledge of accelerator operation practices;
Knowledge of high frequency, 2-D and 3-D electromagnetic computer-aided design programs;
Demonstrated knowledge of FPGA and computer programing skills;
Demonstrated ability to lead team/group of researchers, and to manage performance;
Ability to lead one or several research efforts referred to above;
Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and technical support personnel;
Ability to publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at seminars and conferences;
Ability to perform research independently and as part of a research group.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge related to accelerator physics and RF engineering
Control of timing/synchronization of accelerator system.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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