Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
We are seeking a division director that has line management responsibility for the Biology and Soft Matter Division (BSMD), and reports to the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Neutron Sciences.
The division director will be expected to have continuous engagement with the scientific community that will define the compelling scientific questions driving the development of our neutron facilities. The division director will be expected to integrate with other related experimental, theoretical, and computational research efforts at ORNL and worldwide to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to neutron science.
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, these facilities carry 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
This position will report to the NScD Associate Laboratory Director. Functions as a member of the NScD Executive Management Team. Collaborates with science programs in the Quantum Condensed Matter, Chemistry and Engineering Materials, and Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Divisions. Interfaces with Research Accelerator, Research Reactor and Instrument and Source Division Directors, partner laboratories, Department of Energy (DOE) HQ, Oak Ridge Operations, and the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (JINS). Coordinates SNS instrumentation and research with ORNL research programs.
Provides work direction to group leaders within BSMD. Interfaces effectively with line management organizations responsible for team leads, scientific associates, technicians, work coordinators, technical professional and technical support personnel within guidelines established by the respective division directors. Coordinates job assignments, leave, travel of individuals under his/her authority, and authorizes equipment procurements within BSMD.
Measures of Effectiveness
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or other related scientific field with 10 or more years of relevant experience. Must have 5 or more years of experience successfully managing scientific professionals. The candidate must have recognized leadership in neutron scattering science as evidenced by participation and membership on editorial boards, national and international committees, peer review boards, and/or advisory committees. Knowledge of Biological and/or Soft Matter sciences is required. A strong record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals is required. Demonstrated achievements in promoting collaborative relationships and building research teams required.
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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