University of Rochester Computational/Theoretical Plasma Physicist in Rochester, New York


LLE is home to both the OMEGA and OMEGA EP Laser Systems. OMEGA is a 60-beam solid- state laser system capable of delivering 30-kJ, nanosecond UV pulses to a target. OMEGA EP is a short-pulse laser system capable of delivering up to 1-PW intensities (700 J in 700 fs). Research is conducted for LLE as well as other national laboratories and universities. Information regarding the Laboratory for Laser Energetics can be found at

The Theory Division seeks an experimental physicist to carry out research in the area of HED physics, with an emphasis on exploring properties of matter at extreme densities. Experience in high pressure physics is essential. We are looking for candidates with an outstanding record in leading experiments and publishing significant results in warm dense matter and extreme solids research. In addition, the candidate should have the ability to work well in a team setting, have good interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to communicate in writing. A Ph.D. in atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter or solid state physics, plasma physics, or a related area is required.

In addition to applying online, qualified applicants for a Scientist position should submit a dossier that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The applicant should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to LLE. All application materials should be sent to the attention of:

John Schoen, Administrative Director, 250 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623-1299 or emailed to

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Job Title: Computational/Theoretical Plasma Physicist

Location: Laser Lab & COI

Job ID: 201947

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time