[Neutron] Advertisement for LANL Lujan Center Director

Sarrao, John L sarrao at lanl.gov
Mon Oct 24 03:41:23 CEST 2011

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking a Center Leader for the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center. The Lujan Center is a national user facility for neutron scattering supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) of the Department of Energy's Office of Science. The Lujan Center is also directly used for research supporting the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) national security mission.  The selected candidate will lead and manage an organization of about 50 researchers and staff to execute a portfolio of close to $15M per year, principally from BES but also from NNSA, Laboratory Directed Research and Development, and other sponsors. The Center Leader is a member of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) Management Team and is expected to work with the LANSCE Facility Director and other research leaders at LANSCE in setting scientific and budgetary priorities. The Center Leader will be a visible and effective champion for neutron scattering science in the U.S., partnering closely with Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor leadership at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the NIST Center for Neutron Research, as well as with BES's photon sources and nanoscience research centers, to advance and grow the U.S. neutron scattering science community. In addition to being a national user facility hosting hundreds of users each year, the Lujan Center is the home of the Laboratory's neutron scattering science capability and the Center Leader is the steward of this capability. In that capacity, the Center Leader is expected to promote collaborations with other LANL User Facilities, such as the Center for Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT) and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL).  Beyond technical leadership and management, the Center Leader will be expected to manage, lead and develop people, recruit and retain critical skills in the workforce, and support diversity and affirmative action.  In addition, the Center Leader will be responsible for safe and secure facility operations, and the fiscal management of all Lujan Center functions.
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For further information regarding this position, please contact John Sarrao (sarrao at lanl.gov<mailto:sarrao at lanl.gov>), the chair of the search committee, or Pat Beck (pbeck at lanl.gov<mailto:pbeck at lanl.gov>), the Human Resources lead for this position.

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