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RF Imaging Algorithms - Postdoctoral Researcher

Employer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location
Livermore, California, (US)
Salary
Competitive
Posting live until
11 Sep 2024

Job Details

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$112,800 - $129,240 Annually

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for an RF Imaging Algorithms Postdoctoral Researcher to develop and implement algorithms to process signals obtained from a high-speed microwave imaging system currently under development. This work has potential applications in a variety of fields including high speed instrumentation, shockwaves, detonation fronts, explosives safety, explosives performance, explosives model validation, medical imaging, nondestructive evaluation, and inspection of additively manufactured materials. As the main algorithms researcher supporting this project you will have the opportunity to influence the development of a first-of-its-kind high-speed microwave imaging system. You will collaborate closely with a team of engineers and technicians who are designing and fielding prototype hardware. This project leverages the leading-edge computing facilities at LLNL as well as one-of-a-kind experimental facilities such as the High Explosives Applications Facility. This position is in the Computational Electromagnetics Group of the Computational Engineering Division (CED), within the Engineering Directorate.

In this role you will

  • Utilize and implement image reconstruction algorithms for microwave imaging of shockwaves, detonation fronts, and flaws embedded in materials.
  • Participate in collaborative brainstorming with a team of engineers and technicians.
  • Work independently to conduct literature reviews and write processing code to evaluate candidate electromagnetic reconstruction algorithms.
  • Evaluate the interaction between image reconstruction algorithms and design changes to evolving prototype hardware.
  • Collaborate with experimentalists to specify measurements for system evaluation.
  • Publish results in technical reports and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related field.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Python, MATLAB, C++, or similar.
  • Experience translating and implementing physics concepts in software.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to identify relevant concepts from the literature and communicate their impact and requirements to the project team.
  • Ability to creatively adapt existing concepts to uniquely challenging temporal and spatial resolution constraints.


Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience with RF signal processing.
  • Experience with RF array imaging algorithms.


Additional Information

#LI-Hybrid

Position Information

This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years, open to those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?



Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Company

LLNL digital

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place. Its 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 counter-terrorism and non-proliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Why work for us
LLNL is a recognized Glassdoor Best Places to Work where we stress work–life balance, an excellent 401K, medical, dental and vision benefits, paid leave and flexible work schedules.

Training and development
LLNL’s Education Assistance Program offers support to qualified employees who wish to pursue an academic degree, job-related course work, or a certificate program in a field that is pertinent to the mission of the Laboratory. Support may include reimbursement for tuition, lab, and registration fees. Several on-site university programs make learning even more convenient for employees.

What we are looking for
We offer opportunities in a variety of fields in science and technology. We are home to a diverse population of professionals that includes staff and postdoctoral researchers.


Location
Livermore, CA, USA

Number of employees
9000+

Pre-requisites
Eligible to work in the US

How to apply
Apply online at careers.llnl.gov

Closing date
All year round

Contact
E-mail careers@llnl.gov
llnl.gov

Company info
Website
Location
7000 East Avenue
Livermore
CA 94550
United States

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