Associate Research Scientist

Job description:

RadiaSoft LLC invites applications for the position of Associate Research Scientist in our Boulder, Colorado office. ​RadiaSoft scientists use and develop Python​, C/C++ and Fortran codes​ ​to simulate​ physical processes, including: ​ ​beam dynamics in particle accelerators, electron cooling,​ X-ray optics, synchrotron radiation, ​electromagnetic modes in complicated structures, both laser-plasma and beam-plasma interactions, hydrodynamics and plasma fluids, beam interactions with matter and the resulting activation, and radiation shielding design​. ​RadiaSoft scientists are working with the codes SRW and SHADOW to model synchrotron radiation ​and wavefront propagation ​in the X-ray regime. ​We are using the particle accelerator code​s​ Synergia​, Warp​, PICSAR​, Elegant​, MAD-X, PTC, Opal, GENESIS​ and others. We use the code MARS for beam loss, structure activation and radiation shielding calculations.​ We also develop and implement new algorithms.​ The position requires presentation of work at conferences, publication in refereed journals and assistance in writing proposals for future funding.

Desired skills and experience:

The successful applicant will have a PhD in physics or a closely related field, strong programming skills, and experience in modeling electromagnetic fields or charged particle dynamics. Other desirable skills and experience include: parallel computing and software development, particle accelerator design, free electron laser simulation, EUV or X-ray optics modeling and design​, ​experience with ​COMSOL Multiphysics.

The application consists of a curriculum vitae, a one-page cover letter, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Applications can be sent to ​ and will be accepted until the position has been filled.

About the employer:

RadiaSoft conducts contract R&D for academic, corporate and federal customers, specializing in the use and development of parallel scientific software. We have particular expertise in modeling relativistic charged particle beams, intense radiation pulses, and the interaction of both with plasmas and dielectric structures. We are developing open source browser-based interfaces for​ ​cloud-based scientific computing.

RadiaSoft offers a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package, including ​health insurance and ​a 401k​ with employer matching​. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. RadiaSoft is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications can be sent to ​ and will be accepted until the position has been filled.