Laboratory Engineer

Rochester, NY


The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate high energy density physics conditions. LLE is currently seeking an Operational Section Leader to join the Facility Operations team to support management of the Omega Laser Facility Frontend Laser Systems Group.


  • Team Leader - supervision of ~6 technicians

  • Complete training as a watchstander in the frontend laser systems group and support shot operations in this capacity

  • Ensure operational readiness for the frontend systems

  • Provide on-call support as needed to facilitate efficient troubleshooting efforts

  • Oversee day-to-day management of sources operations including shift assignment, maintenance oversight, consumables procurement, maintenance contract management, and contractor scheduling

  • Monitor and analyze existing performance metrics, review reliability and maintenance performance data and make recommendations

  • Develop new metrics focused on increasing system reliability and efficiency

  • Prepare reports and presentations communicating current system performance and capability

  • Author and review procedures for shot and maintenance operations

  • Work with engineering staff to develop tools and utilities necessary for efficient operations.


  • B.S. Degree in technical field, technical management, or equivalent experience

  • Proficient with MSOffice Suite and Matlab (or similar) code development

  • High reliability and attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills suitable for leading a team-based environment

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $58,800 - $82,300 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Full/Part Time: Full-Time