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Scientist / Engineer, Fiber Laser and Beam Combining

Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Employer Description

The Air Force Research Laboratory is dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of technologies for air, space and cyberspace, at nine technology centers across the country. AFRL New Mexico is home to two centers, Directed Energy and Space Vehicles, which employ 1,800 scientists, engineers and mathematicians. They are civil servants and contractors, working in cutting-edge technologies, in collaboration with the nation’s top academic and industry leaders. The work takes place in some of the most advanced laboratories in the world, and is largely based at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM. The city is the hub of space research and development, and therefore affords collaboration with other co-located national labs. In addition to its low cost-of-living, New Mexico is known for its ample access to some of the country’s best recreational opportunities, cultural sites and cuisine. To learn more about AFRL, visit  https://AFresearchlab.com.  To learn more about living and working in Albuquerque, please visit https://www.abq.org/livinghere.aspx

Job Description

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Directed Energy Directorate, Laser Division, located in Albuquerque, NM on Kirtland AFB, is seeking candidates with an Electrical Engineering or Laser Physics background for the position of Fiber Laser and Beam Combining (FLBC) Scientist / Engineer.  The principal focus for this position is research in increasing the power output of fiber laser amplifiers.  The position works closely with a modeling and simulation team to design and execute an experimental effort that overcomes the non-linear effects and instabilities that currently limit amplifier output.  Additionally, education or experience in these areas is helpful and desired: optical sciences, laser beam combining, laser system component development, high speed control systems, and laser interactions with amplifier system materials.  

 

This is a civilian position under the Laboratory Demonstration ("Lab Demo") pay plan, at the grade of DR-02 (roughly a GS-12/13 equivalent).  The salary range for a DR-02 is $73,966 to $116,145 which includes 16.2% Albuquerque locality pay. This position requires US citizenship and the ability to obtain/retain a Secret Security Clearance.  The Laser Division seeks recent PhD graduates with 5 years or less experience. For more information please contact Capt Nathan Haluska at nathan.haluska.1@us.af.mil or (505) 853-2982, or Mr. Dan Devany at daniel.devany@us.af.mil  or (505) 853-7530. Send inquiries or resumes/CVs to AFRL.RDRV.Internal.Apps.Org.Mbx@us.af.mil .

Job Requirements

This position requires US citizenship and the ability to obtain/retain a Secret Security Clearance.  The Laser Division seeks recent PhD graduates with 5 years or less experience. 

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
09 August 2019
CLOSES
08 September 2019
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
PREFERRED EDUCATION
Doctorate/PhD
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
73996 – 116145
JOB FUNCTION
Researcher
FIELD
Research and Development