Experimental Physicist

Verus Research is seeking an experienced Experimental Physicist with strengths in microwave or plasma science.  This role will support the design, development, and testing of cutting-edge vacuum electronic high-power microwave (HPM) sources, plasma devices, and diagnostics. Through this position, we seek to expand our leadership and capability in HPM systems by growing our source development team.

The candidate selected for this position will help lead customer-funded and internal research and development efforts. The primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Formulation of conceptual solutions for high power vacuum electronic and plasma devices;
  • With the goal of maturing device concepts to meet design objectives, leading numerical simulation using electromagnetic particle-in-cell codes, electron beam gun codes, multi-physics modeling tools, and circuit simulation;
  • Executing detailed design synthesis of vacuum-electronic HPM sources and plasma devices; and
  • Validation of source designs through experimentation.

The work includes contributing to system integration efforts, performing project planning, and assisting in proposal writing and report generation. This posting is for a position in Albuquerque, NM.

The ideal candidate for the role will possess a strong mix of leadership traits, intellectual flexibility, and the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to a variety of audiences.

Success in this demanding role will stem from:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Holding (or being able to obtain) a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance
  • A mix of education and professional experience including either:
    • 9+ years’ experience in a relevant physics or engineering role and a Master’s degree in a related field, such as electrical/nuclear engineering, physics, or applied mathematics; or
    • 5+ years’ relevant experience and a Ph.D. in a related field as noted above
  • Relevant prior experience should include robust experience in a combination of research, development, and design areas:
    • HPM sources
    • Radiofrequency sources
    • Plasma sources
    • Vacuum electronics
    • Particle accelerator systems and sources
    • Pulsed power
    • Experimental validation of the performance of vacuum electronic sources
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