Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a Group Leader for the Thin Films and Nano-Structures Group, in the Quantum Condensed Matter Division at the Neutron Sciences Directorate.
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.
Work Directions and Interfaces
Reports to the Quantum Condensed Matter Division Director for the Neutron Sciences Directorate. Interfaces with facility users and stakeholders, directors of other divisions within the Directorate, other ORNL divisions, partner laboratories, Department of Energy headquarters and the DOE site office.
Measures of Effectiveness
Meets goals established in the business plan and Lab Agenda. Provides work direction to managers and staff for technical systems and operations. Operates with the budget and defined policies and regulations. Maintains accurate accountability and operates within procurement authority, absence approval, travel regulations, and staffing policies.
PhD required in Physics, Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, or other science related field. Must have at least fifteen years of neutron scattering sciences experience. It is expected that the candidate will demonstrate the experience and vision needed to advance the thin films and nanostructures program ORNL. Must have a strong scientific record of working with magnetism and polarized neutrons. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and enjoy working in a team environment, with the collaboration of all levels, disciplines, and diverse cultural backgrounds of the organization. Must have a previous strong record in engaging faculty and university groups.
Previous experience with developing strategies for neutron scattering is preferred. Previous experience working in a DOE research program is preferred. Previous experience as a Group Leader at a National Laboratory or management experience at a neutron scattering/accelerator facility.
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.
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