Oak Ridge, USA
The Deputy Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) supports the Associate Laboratory Director to develop and direct the scientific user and instrument and neutron source development programs at the SNS and HFIR and help set the strategic scientific direction to meet the community needs of the future. The Deputy ALD serves as the acting ALD in the ALD’s absence.
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory 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 24 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 ALD for Neutron Sciences Directorate; Interfaces with Division Directors, Business, Operations, Safety and Human Resource Managers.
The position requires a Ph.D. in physical sciences, engineering, or related fields with a minimum of 15 years of professional research experience beyond the doctorate. A distinguished record of research achievement, as evidenced by scholarly publications, patents, and/or funded research grants is required. Extensive experience (10 years or more) in managing and leading multi-disciplinary research groups or organizations is preferred, and experience managing an international user facility would be an asset. 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 within the organization and across the broader neutron research community. The successful candidate must possess a demonstrated record of supporting the professional development of research staff and must also foster and maintain high standards in Scientific Ethics, Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) and Quality Assurance.
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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