Los Alamos National Laboratory Neutron Technologist (Research Technologist 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications Group (P-3) of the Physics Division is seeking a Research Technologist 1 who will lead and/or support all the technical aspects of work conducted by the P-3 neutron team. The team conducts basic science research in nuclear physics using ultracold neutrons (very slow neutrons) to study various properties of the neutron. To support this research, the team operates a source of ultracold neutrons (one of the few operating in the world) based on solid deuterium at 5K. The team currently operates and develops several large-scale experiments, which involve helium cryogenics, high voltage, high vacuum, and/or precision magnetometry.
The P-3 Neutron Team leads many projects in the field of fundamental neutron physics. These include: development of the SNS nEDM experiment, development of a new nEDM experiment at LANL using the ultracold neutron (UCN) source, development of a new neutron lifetime experiment, and the Nab experiment at ORNL.
The position provides opportunities for you to grow as a technical expert as you gain experience. The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
Operate and maintain the helium liquefier facility.
Provide on-the-floor experimental support to experimental activities including construction and testing of a new liquid helium cryostat.
Work with vacuum, cryogenic (at 4K and superfluid), mechanical, and electrical systems.
Design, construct, and operate large superfluid helium systems.
Operate and maintain the cryogenic plant and ultracold neutron (UCN) source.
Operate the UCN source and the associated cryocooler system.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Expertise or certification with high vacuum technology.
Experience in technical leadership.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers and to work as part of a team.
Experience working both independently and with a team while maintaining a strong work ethic and timely completion of work. History of good work habits and a commitment to safety in the workplace.
History of achieving individual educational goals that demonstrate a desire and the ability to learn new skills.
Education/Experience: Position typically requires a Bachelor degree and a minimum 2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Without a degree, a qualified applicant must have at least 10 years of relevant experience.
Cryogenic systems (liquid nitrogen and liquid helium).
Helium liquefier or refrigerator system.
Experience with fabrication, operation, and maintenance of liquid helium cryostats in R&D settings.
Current crane and forklift licenses or the ability to obtain them.
Familiarity with pressure safety codes and regulations.
Proficiency with 3D CAD software tools.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision; ability to hear in normal range (500 to 3000 Hz); applying torque with hands or arms; fine motor control; carrying 30+ pounds.
Work Environment: Working outdoors; at heights; in cold and very hot environments; working alone; working overtime or irregular schedule; working off-shift/rotating schedule; operation of specialized heavy equipment; work near sources of ionizing radiation; work near sources of non-ionizing radiation; work near irritant chemicals. Work may require safety glasses or eye protection; face shield or facial protection; hearing protection; gloves or hand protection; safety shoes or protective footgear.
Note to Applicants: For further technical information, please contact Dr. Takeyasu Ito at 505-606-1985 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Mark Makela at 505-667-5084 or email@example.com, or Scott Currie at 505-667-8347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Vacancy Name: IRC87731
Organization Name P-3/Nuclear & Particle Physics & Applications
Minimum Salary 77300
Maximum Salary 126000
Req ID: IRC87731