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Lead Editor Physical Review E (PRE) | American Physical Society
Ridge, New York, The American Physical Society is conducting an international search for a new Lead Editor of Physical Review E (PRE). The Lead Editor will provide intellectual leadership and vision for editorial standards and policies, direct the journal, and lead its editorial board and staff of editors. Physical Review E (PRE) is a broad and interdisciplinary journal focusing on collective phenomena of many-body systems. As the APS flagship journal in the interrelated areas of statistical, nonlinear, biological, and soft matter physics, PRE covers recent developments in complex fluids, polymers, liquid crystals, and granular materials. The journal also includes sections on solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, plasma physics, computational physics, networks, and complex systems. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: stature in a field of research within the scope of PRE and a broad interest in the other areas it covers; editorial service with scholarly journals; ability to work effectively with an international community of authors, referees, and editors; an understanding of the challenges faced by authors from underrepresented groups; and the advocacy skills, integrity, and wisdom to lead the journal. The Lead Editor may maintain their present position and location while devoting 10% to 20% of their time to this position. The initial appointment is for a three-year term with renewal possible after review. Compensation is negotiable and dependent on established time commitment. The desired starting date is 1 January 2021, but other arrangements can be made. The American Physical Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from or nominations of women and members of minority groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, pregnancy (including childbirth or related condition), citizenship, familial status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, genetic information, other non-disqualifying disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. The search is not limited to residents of the United States. Review of applications will begin on 1 September 2020 and continue until a candidate is selected. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (cover letter plus CV) should be sent to: Joshua Socolar, PRE Search Committee Chair, at edsearch@aps.org ....

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames Laboratory | Ames Laboratory
Ames, Iowa, The Critical Materials Institute at the Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in theory, computation, and modeling of magnetic materials.  Strong knowledge on magnetism and magnetic anisotropy, and how these properties are affected by crystal environment, site substitution and interstitial inclusions in magnetic materials, is preferred.  The candidate will work with advanced density functional theory, many body theories, and machine learning methods, therefore experience with these methods is preferred. The successful candidate for this position will be collaborating with interdisciplinary group of theorists and experimentalists from condensed matter, materials, and chemical sciences. Therefore, the successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences and to work individually as well as a part of a team. To apply for this posting, please click this link:   https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/IowaStateJobs/job/Ames-IA/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate---Ames-Laboratory_R2952 Ph.D. must be completed prior to the start date...

Postdoctoral Researcher or Senior Postdoctoral Researcher - Time-domain, multimessenger astrophysic | Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Applicants are sought for a postdoctoral researcher or senior postdoctoral researcher position at Louisiana State University to work in the area of time-domain, multimessenger astrophysics. The researcher will work in Professor Eric Burns's group on analysis of on-going high energy missions, multi-mission data analysis, and software and theoretical development to support these efforts. The primary focus will be to understand transient events that are, or may be, sources of multiple messengers, e.g. gamma-ray bursts, core-collapse supernova, magnetar giant flares, etc. This can be achieved through theory and/or simulation advancement, and multi-mission data analysis. A key goal of this work is interdisciplinary results with other fields of physics, such as gravitation and supranuclear matter. Additionally, the researcher will assist in the mentoring graduate students, develop software related to the primary scientific goals, and to publish papers and present at conferences. National and international travel may be required. The senior postdoctoral research will additionally be expected to lead independent research projects related to the core science goals of the group. Expansion of the existing areas of expertise is ideal; mentor graduate students, play a key role in the development of software related to the primary scientific goals, and to publish papers and present at conferences. Qualifications : (Both levels) PhD in physics or related field with Experience in a related field, e.g. astrophysics, gravitation, dense matter. (Senior level) requires 3 years of related experience.   Preferred qualifications : Applicants should detail relevant experience in software development, multimessenger science, time-domain studies, transient reporting, and interdisciplinary analysis. Experience in one or more of these areas is preferred but not required.    Special Instructions: Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application. The position is open until filled. Applications should be submitted via the LSU Career site:  https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/0202-JW-Nicholson-Hall/Postdoctoral-Researcher-or-Senior-Postdoctoral-Researcher----Time-domain--multimessenger-astrophysics_R00046496 Please provide letter of application, resume, and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!   LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer....

Senior R&D Staff Member-Plasma Material Interactions (PMI) Science Lead | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, We are seeking a Plasma Material Interactions (PMI) Science Lead to lead the development of a science program focused on plasma-materials interactions for fusion energy, leveraging the extensive materials expertise at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), ORNL’s PMI collaborations at fusion facilities worldwide, and ORNL’s future hosting of the Materials Plasma Exposure Experiment (MPEX).   This position will reside in the ORNL Fusion Energy Division (FED), reporting to the Division Director, and include significant interfacing with the Nuclear Structural Materials Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD).   As part of a research team focused on providing solutions to critical issues for practical fusion energy development, the incumbent will carry out and coordinate research focused on developing the science of plasma-material interactions in the extreme environment anticipated in future magnetically confined fusion energy systems. Research objectives will include understanding the effects of plasma-interactions and other operating environment factors on candidate plasma-facing materials with specific attention paid to the compatibility and survivability of such materials in future fusion systems.   The incumbent will work closely with material science experts in MSTD and fusion plasma and blanket experts in FED to develop a coordinated, science-driven plan to understand and resolve key PMI issues for plasma facing materials in fusion applications.  Key resources will include ORNL existing PMI collaborations on fusion facilities, ORNL’s extensive computing capabilities, and world-class materials facilities including MPEX.  The incumbent will work with the FED Division Director to motivate the technical rationale and justification for increased investment by DOE in future years.   Major Duties/Responsibilities:  Lead the development of the fusion plasma material interaction science program at ORNL, working closely with the worldwide fusion community and ORNL material science experts Leverage the capabilities of ORNL including expertise in both plasma and materials science, advanced materials characterization facilities and world-class computing capabilities to develop a world-class PMI science program at ORNL Produce high impact publications in key peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations in plasma material interaction.  Lead development of research proposals in the area of PMI science Work closely with team members in the areas of fusion materials, fusion blankets, power exhaust, and particle control and other relevant areas to resolve and/or deliver innovative approaches to critical PMI science issues Maintain a high level of scientific productivity Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Perform work according to specific rules and requirements for quality assurance, nuclear material control, radiological work, and general laboratory safety. Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. Basic Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience, a M.S. with a minimum of 12 years experiences, or a B.S. with 15 years experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams. Scientific productivity demonstrated by a record of lead-authored publications (published, accepted, or submitted) Preferred Qualifications: Hands-on experiences in plasma-materials interactions or fusion reactor materials Excellent written and oral communication skills Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory  Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs   Desirable Qualifications: Demonstrated technical acumen in the physics of plasma material interactions or related area Ability to motivate and coordinate research staff towards common goals Demonstrated ability to work with research staff (both internal and external) and sponsors to develop a compelling, actionable research plan    ...

Senior R&D Staff Member-Fusion Public-Private Partnerships | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, We are seeking an individual to carry out research and coordinate ORNL development and involvement in partnerships with the private sector in fusion energy research and development.  Leveraging recent growth in private investor interest in fusion development, this position will work closely with the Fusion Energy Division Director to motivate, identify, evaluate, and secure opportunities for ORNL partnerships with privately funded companies in areas that mutually benefit both the Lab and the private companies in fusion energy development.   As part of a research and development team focused on providing solutions to critical issues for practical fusion energy development, the incumbent will carry out and coordinate research that supports the technical development and/or evaluation of new technologies proposed and developed by private industry.  The incumbent will serve as the director of the Department of Energy (DOE) Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) program with the mission of accelerating fusion energy development in the private sector by reducing impediments to collaboration involving the expertise and unique resources available at DOE laboratories.   The incumbent will establish the technical basis and justification for engagement by ORNL in such activities and work with the FED Division Director and the private industry contacts to establish a technical work plan that is mutually beneficial to both parties. In addition, the successful candidate will engage in identifying compelling research opportunities within the private fusion enterprise for which ORNL expertise and/or capabilities are well suited for a partnership.    Major Duties/Responsibilities:  Coordinate the development of fusion public-private partnerships at ORNL, working closely with the FED Division Director, ORNL staff and private industry participants Serve as director of the DOE INFUSE program Establish and nurture working relationships with private companies that are engaged or seek to be involved in fusion development Advise the FED Division Director on emerging trends and opportunities in private fusion investment and those initiatives in which the Lab is well positioned to participate Maintain a high level of scientific productivity Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Perform work according to specific rules and requirements for quality assurance, nuclear material control, radiological work, and general laboratory safety. Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics. Basic Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience, a M.S. with a minimum of 12 years experiences, or a B.S. with 15 years experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams Scientific productivity demonstrated by a record of lead-authored publications (published, accepted, or submitted) Preferred Qualifications: Hands-on experience in working in research partnerships, either through research participation or coordination role Excellent written and oral communication skills Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently in conceptualizing, initiating, and evaluating research opportunities Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs   Desirable Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to establish, nurture, and execute on technical partnerships with external participants Capability to develop compelling, actionable research and development plans Ability to motivate and coordinate research staff towards common goals  ...

Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, The University of California and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) invite nominations and applications for the position of Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( www.llnl.gov ). LLNL is a national security laboratory managed by LLNS for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The Laboratory was established in 1952 and is located 49 miles southeast of San Francisco in Livermore, California.  LLNS is a limited liability company, the members of which include the University of California, Bechtel National, Inc., BWX Technologies, Inc., and AECOM Energy & Construction, Inc. (an Amentum company). The Laboratory Director is the President of the LLC, reports to the LLC Board of Governors, and is responsible for overall execution of DOE/NNSA’s programs and the broader national security mission at LLNL. The Director leads a workforce of more than 6,700 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $2.3 billion. National security is the defining responsibility of the Laboratory, focusing on the Nation’s and DOE’s top priorities: ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, preventing and countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction including nuclear, chemical, biological, cyber threats, and ensuring the nation’s energy security.  The Director sets the strategic vision of the Laboratory and exercises broad delegated powers to ensure successful execution of programs and operations, to advance science and technology for the nation, and to maintain an outstanding and diverse workforce. The Director leads the development and implementation of the Laboratory’s scientific vision, goals, and objectives and serves as the Laboratory’s highest-level liaison with the DOE, the NNSA, the LLC Board, the University of California, and other government, public, and private organizations. The Director is the ultimate lead for the roles, responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of Laboratory management and therefore exercises overall leadership and administration of the Laboratory’s programs and operations, including the definition of their technical aspects, negotiation of their size and content, and execution of these programs with the expectation of highest quality. Special responsibilities include an integrated safety and security management program for the entire institution and especially the high-hazard facilities ranging from nuclear materials, high explosives, to biological agents, and an integrated security program for many levels of highly sensitive information.  A unique responsibility of the LLNL Director, shared with the Directors of Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, is to provide the U.S. President, through the Secretaries of Energy and Defense, an annual institutional assessment of the state of the country’s nuclear weapons stockpile in terms of safety, security, and effectiveness, and whether confidence in the stockpile can be maintained without a nuclear test. The Director must ensure that the Laboratory’s programs anticipate, meet, and support national security needs and apply science and technology to the important problems of our time. The Director will be required to provide technical briefings on scientific and national security matters to policy leaders and others in the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government. The Laboratory’s primary mission and exceptional capabilities in high performance computing, lasers, weapons application/effects, physics, chemistry, materials science, high-energy-density science, and engineering enable other programs in advanced defense technologies, energy, environment, biosciences and human health, and basic science. The Director will ensure establishment of an appropriate strategy for the development and execution of interagency mission programs that leverage, and are synergistic with, the Laboratory’s core missions. The Director must have a commitment and ability to lead cooperative integration of programs with Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories and other facilities as well as programmatic efforts across the NNSA national security complex. The Director must foster performance excellence and diversity in the Laboratory’s workforce. Candidates should have demonstrated success in leading and managing large science-based programs and complex organizations, and should have a distinguished record of scientific and technical accomplishments. Strong leadership skills are required, including the ability to gain the confidence of key leaders, decision makers, scientists, and operations staff, and the ability to develop strategic relationships and partnerships with key constituents from a variety of national and international organizations. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated substantial management responsibility in a mission-oriented, multi-disciplinary R&D institution. Significant management experience is needed to ensure that programs and support functions achieve compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and LLC policies and to ensure that LLNL operates as an effective member of the regional community. Additional information about LLNL and the Director is available at https://director-search.llnl.gov/ . Nominations and applications accompanied by a current resume/CV and a letter of interest may be emailed to the University at llnldirsearch@ucop.edu . Candidates are also welcome to apply via   http://opuspartners.net/news/director_llnl. Requests  for information and nominations can also be addressed to the University’s lead search consultant at Opus Partners, Craig Smith, PhD: 215-370-8910 / craig.smith@opuspartners.net .  Required Clearance Level: DOE Q clearance and SCI access. The successful candidate will be required to complete a post-offer, pre-employment drug test and will be subject to random drug testing while employed by LLNS. If the candidate holds multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), he/she may be required to renounce his/her non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE Q clearance will be processed/granted.  The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications and selection of candidates to interview will begin on October 15, 2020. The Director is an employee of LLNS and eligible for the LLNS Senior Management Benefits Plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. In conformance with applicable law and policy, the LLNS, LLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.   A U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory Operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC...

Section Head, Fusion Nuclear Science, Technology, & Engineering | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Overview:    We are seeking a Section Head for the Fusion Energy Division. The  Fusion Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Section  will   establish the technical basis and provide cost-attractive solutions for fusion subsystems needed to turn a burning plasma into a viable commercial power plant.   A primary focus will be the generation of the necessary technical foundations and development of innovative approaches for individual components and integrated systems that meet the rigors of the fusion environment while delivering robust, high-performance functionality. This section is comprised of the following groups.   Blanket and Fuel Cycle - Provide the technical basis and solutions for closing the tritium fuel cycle and efficient power extraction in future fusion systems   Fusion Technology - Develop innovative technology approaches for heating, fueling, and controlling plasmas required for efficient operation of future fusion systems   Fusion Engineering - Develop advanced designs and engineering solutions for both individual components and integrated systems for future US and international fusion systems   Remote Systems - Provide creative solutions for remote monitoring and manipulation in extreme environments       Purpose Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to a thematic area of science and technology that integrates several thematically aligned R&D groups consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.   The R&D Section Head works closely with the Division Director and section Group Leaders to establish and implement the science and technology directions for the section; support the Group Leaders to ensure their success and the success of the R&D groups as world-recognized leaders in their fields; ensure that staff members understand business opportunities; identify links to current and future funding opportunities and R&D programs; develop and implement consistent processes for the peer-review of proposals consistent with lab standards; model proper Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality practices; and ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community   Research and Impact Scientists/engineers/analysts who have significantly advanced knowledge/technology in their respective field.  Their work directly impacts the present or future of the laboratory in significant ways.  Initiates, leads and performs R&D programs and initiatives on an ongoing basis.  Expectations are consistent with those for RP05 or higher.   Leadership Work closely with the Division Director and Group Leaders within the section to develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Demonstrate cross-functional team leadership. Support Division Director in the operations of the division and represent Director when Director is not available. Work with section Group Leaders to establish, communicate, and measure critical metrics for success and impact. Benchmark against the best in the world. Actively contribute to shaping the division’s, directorate’s, and laboratory’s research plans and investments. Build strong teams by collaborating across ORNL and securing external expertise when needed. Leverage ORNL facilities and resources when developing new projects. Work with the Group Leaders and the Division Director to assess and calibrate individual staff performance across the section.  Evaluate progress regularly, providing feedback and addressing performance issues in a timely manner. Develop and implement Succession Planning with input from Group Leaders for all critical positions in the section to ensure future success. Ensure groups are recruiting and hiring from a diverse pool of top candidates who are committed to world-class research and aspire to be the best in their field.  Approve job offers. Drive staff promotions and development. Address in a timely manner all concerns expressed by staff and any disciplinary actions. Lead by example, using the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research and in dealing with others. Employ best practices, such as holding regular meetings, being visible in the workplace, monitoring budgets, acknowledging sponsors, and adhering to ORNL business systems requirements regarding staff requests for foreign travel and submission of quality proposals. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.   Service Serve as direct supervisor for section Group Leaders. Counsel/consult/mentor staff and transfer knowledge of specialized field(s) to a variety of staff, including senior staff.  Connect staff to your network.  Assist Group Leaders (and R&D staff when appropriate) in setting long-term career goals.  Identify additional mentors as appropriate and engage senior staff to act in this capacity.    Be open and transparent in communicating information to your groups and communicate staff achievements and changes to stakeholders in a timely manner. Work with Group Leaders to ensure staff are participating actively in professional service (engagement in scientific societies, workshop and conference organization, peer review, advisory board membership, etc.). Advocate for and support internal and external recognition of staff achievements.  Ensure the Section’s external professional presence is strong. Communicate funding/proposal opportunities to staff and support proposal development as appropriate (mentoring, proposal reviews, budget preparation, etc.). Ensure that staff manage their research projects effectively to deliver results on scope, schedule, and budget while meeting scientific, technical, and business expectations.  Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines. Recognize and support the contributions and responsibilities of Group Leaders and Laboratory Space Managers to lab safety.   Accountabilities : To section staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth. To organization managers, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services. To customer, for the quality of products and service   Authorities: Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Hold group leaders accountable for performance Act to ensure safe and effective operations Hire group leaders Qualifications Required: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12-years relevant experience or a M.S. with a minimum of 16-years experience or a B.S. with 20-years of experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams Other qualifications are section specific   Desired Qualifications: Recognized leader in the field of fusion nuclear science with a broad understanding of the full range of nuclear science challenges anticipated in future devices Ability to work with a broad range of research staff (both internal and external) and sponsors to develop a compelling, actionable research plan in fusion nuclear science Capability to coordinate activities across multiple research groups towards a common goal...

Group Lead, Burning Plasma Foundations | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Overview:    We are seeking Group Leaders for the  Burning Plasma Foundations Section.   The selected Group Leaders will be part of the Burning Plasma Foundations Section which provides the technical basis and resolve key challenges in achieving and sustaining high performance burning plasmas in fusion devices.  The development of a comprehensive set of modeling and measurement tools, validated against experimental data, for use in the design and operation of these future devices will be a primary focus of this Section.   Selection will be based on qualifications, relevant experience, skills, and education.   Plasma Theory and Modeling -Deliver the theoretical foundation and state-of-the-art simulation/modeling capabilities to resolve critical issues and inform design/operation of ITER and future fusion devices   Diagnostics and Control - Develop and validate innovative measurement and control capabilities needed to understand and control important physics phenomena in present devices and maintain robust control in the fusion nuclear environment of future fusion devices.   Advanced Tokamak Physics - Establish high confidence, embodied in a validated modeling suite, in achieving high performance, steady-state tokamak regimes in ITER and future fusion devices Power Exhaust and Particle Control -Deliver power exhaust/particle control solutions and accompanying physics basis required for compact fusion devices.     Purpose:   Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to the group that strategically advances science and technology consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.   The  R&D Group Leader  brings together a group of peers with the primary goal of pursuing global scientific leadership in their field, nurtures ORNL’s culture among group members, and continues to build and scale up individual excellence and impact in R&D. The R&D Group Leader reports to and works closely with the R&D Section Head to implement the group’s scientific vision; develops group members to enable their career advancement; establishes capabilities that enable programs to excel at the forefront of science and technology; performs R&D to advance the field of knowledge and/or technology in one’s respective specialty; sets, implements, and models standards for performance of work consistent with Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) requirements and business rules; and ensures a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard, and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.     Major Duties/Responsibilities:    Research Scientists/engineers/analysts are recognized leaders in their area of technical expertise. Initiates, leads and performs independent R&D on an ongoing basis.   Leadership Develop a vision and implement a cohesive group research strategy to ensure the success of new and ongoing research projects to position the group for future success. Develop and implement plans to exploit new opportunities and/or expand existing efforts. Assist staff in setting performance goals consistent with the group’s strategy and members’ long-term career goals. Provide feedback to address performance issues in a timely manner. Provide relevant input to assist the R&D Section Head with staff development while providing direct and impactful guidance to staff on regular basis. Attract a quality, diverse pool of top candidates and hire staff members who are committed to world-class R&D and aspire to be the best in their field. Lead by example by exercising the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles Lead ESH&Q by example and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.   Service Serve as immediate supervisor for staff members in group. Encourage staff to “think and dream big,” take appropriate risks in their work, and develop skills that will enable them to pursue new ideas, scientific passions, and research programs. Advance the reputation of the group members and standing of the group through establishing collaborations, Professional Society leadership and involvement, and organization of technical events. Support group members by consistently reviewing technical products such as proposals, publications, and artifacts to ensure high quality and consistency with ORNL standards. Build strong teams across ORNL. Connect staff to your scientific network and professional societies. Hold regular scientific/technical group meetings and be visible in the labs and workplace. Assume front-line responsibility for safety in the group’s laboratory; mentor and empower the Laboratory Space Managers to create a strong safety culture. Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines.   Accountabilities : To group staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth. To R&D section head, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe, effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services. To customer, for the quality of products and service.   Authorities: Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the R&D group. Hold staff accountable for performance. Act to ensure safe and effective operations. Hire staff. Certify the technical quality of the group’s products and services. Basic Qualifications:   Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience, a M.S. with a minimum of 12 years experience, or a B.S. with 15 years experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams.   Preferred Qualifications:   Excellent written and oral communication skills. Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory.  Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs.   Desired Qualifications:   Demonstrated technical acumen in one or more areas of fusion plasma physics research Ability to motivate and coordinate research staff towards common goals Demonstrated ability to work with research staff (both internal and external) and sponsors to develop a compelling, actionable research plan in area of responsibility...

Group Lead, Fusion Nuclear Science, technology, and Engineering | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Overview:    We are seeking Group Leaders for the  Fusion Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Groups.   The selected Group Leaders will be part of the  Fusion Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Section  which   provides the technical basis and resolves key challenges in achieving and sustaining high performance burning plasmas in fusion devices and consists of the groups below.   A primary focus of this Section will be the generation of the necessary technical foundations and development of innovative approaches for individual components and integrated systems that meet the rigors of the fusion environment while delivering robust, high-performance functionality.    Selection will be based on qualifications, relevant experience, skills, and education.   Blanket and Fuel Cycle - Provide the technical basis and solutions for closing the tritium fuel cycle and efficient power extraction in future fusion systems.   Fusion Technology - Develop innovative technology approaches for heating, fueling, and controlling plasmas required for efficient operation of future fusion systems.   Fusion Engineering - Develop advanced designs and engineering solutions for both individual components and integrated systems for future US and international fusion systems.   Remote Systems - Provide creative solutions for remote monitoring and manipulation in extreme environments, including fusion, fission, and spallation systems.     Purpose:   Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to the group that strategically advances science and technology consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.   The  R&D Group Leader  brings together a group of peers with the primary goal of pursuing global scientific leadership in their field, nurtures ORNL’s culture among group members, and continues to build and scale up individual excellence and impact in R&D. The R&D Group Leader reports to and works closely with the R&D Section Head to implement the group’s scientific vision; develops group members to enable their career advancement; establishes capabilities that enable programs to excel at the forefront of science and technology; performs R&D to advance the field of knowledge and/or technology in one’s respective specialty; sets, implements, and models standards for performance of work consistent with Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) requirements and business rules; and ensures a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard, and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.     Major Duties/Responsibilities:    Research Scientists/engineers/analysts are recognized leaders in their area of technical expertise. Initiates, leads and performs independent R&D on an ongoing basis.   Leadership Develop a vision and implement a cohesive group research strategy to ensure the success of new and ongoing research projects to position the group for future success. Develop and implement plans to exploit new opportunities and/or expand existing efforts. Assist staff in setting performance goals consistent with the group’s strategy and members’ long-term career goals. Provide feedback to address performance issues in a timely manner. Provide relevant input to assist the R&D Section Head with staff development while providing direct and impactful guidance to staff on regular basis. Attract a quality, diverse pool of top candidates and hire staff members who are committed to world-class R&D and aspire to be the best in their field. Lead by example by exercising the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles Lead ESH&Q by example and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.   Service Serve as immediate supervisor for staff members in the group. Encourage staff to “think and dream big,” take appropriate risks in their work, and develop skills that will enable them to pursue new ideas, scientific passions, and research programs. Advance the reputation of the group members and standing of the group through establishing collaborations, Professional Society leadership and involvement, and organization of technical events. Support group members by consistently reviewing technical products such as proposals, publications, and artifacts to ensure high quality and consistency with ORNL standards. Build strong teams across ORNL. Connect staff to your scientific network and professional societies. Hold regular scientific/technical group meetings and be visible in the labs and workplace. Assume front-line responsibility for safety in the group’s laboratory; mentor and empower the Laboratory Space Managers to create a strong safety culture. Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines.   Accountabilities : To group staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth. To R&D section head, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services. To customer, for the quality of products and service.   Authorities: Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the R&D group. Hold staff accountable for performance. Act to ensure safe and effective operations. Hire staff. Certify the technical quality of the group’s products and services.   Basic Qualifications:   Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience, a M.S. with a minimum of 12 years experience, or a B.S. with 15 years experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams.   Preferred Qualifications:   Excellent written and oral communication skills. Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory.  Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs.   Desired Qualifications:   Demonstrated technical acumen in one or more areas of fusion nuclear science, technology, and engineering Ability to motivate and coordinate research staff towards common goals Demonstrated ability to work with research staff (both internal and external) and sponsors to develop a compelling, actionable research plan in area of responsibility...

OPEN: 23 PhD fellowships in Physics at the University of Vienna | University of Vienna
Austria, Are you eager to Work in a unique research environment , in teams of renowned physicists ? Tackle challenges at the forefront of physics? Profit from a paid position and be free of tuition fees ? Benefit from a broad international network ? Hone your transferrable professional skills ? Enjoy the City of Vienna , famous for leading the Quality of Living Ranks ? The Vienna Doctoral School in Physics (VDSP) at the University of Vienna is a vibrant community Of more than 130 capable, creative and critical young researcher personalities, Embedded in more than 40 scientific teams , With innovative experimental, theoretical and computational capabilities . We are offering 23 PhD positions in a large diversity of research fields. For detailed information about projects and procedures, please see: vds-physics.univie.ac.at Online applications are accepted until 30 th August, 2020 . The most promising candidates can be invited to Vienna for the recruitment days in fall 2020, to meet the faculty and to explore how their interests and capabilities match our research opportunities. We are looking forward to meeting you soon!   The VDSP Faculty Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/en/jobs-recruiting/job-center/salary-scheme/...

Section Head, Burning Plasma Foundations | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Overview:  We are seeking a Section Head for the Fusion Energy Division. The  Burning Plasma Foundations section will  develop the technical basis and resolve key challenges towards achieving and sustaining high performance burning plasmas in fusion devices such as ITER.  The development of a comprehensive set of modeling and measurement tools, validated against experimental data, for use in the design and operation of these future devices will be a primary focus. This section consists of the groups below.   Plasma Theory and Modeling -Deliver the theoretical foundation and state-of-the-art simulation/modeling capabilities to resolve critical issues and inform design/operation of ITER and future fusion devices   Diagnostics and Controls - Develop and validate innovative measurement and control capabilities needed to understand and control important physics phenomena in present devices and maintain robust control in the fusion nuclear environment of future fusion devices.   Advanced Tokamak Physics - Establish high confidence, embodied in a validated modeling suite, in achieving high performance, steady-state tokamak regimes in ITER and future fusion devices Power Exhaust and Particle Control -Deliver power exhaust/particle control solutions and accompanying physics basis required for compact fusion devices     Purpose Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to a thematic area of science and technology that integrates several thematically aligned R&D groups consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.   The R&D Section Head works closely with the Division Director and section Group Leaders to establish and implement the science and technology directions for the section; supports the Group Leaders to ensure the success of the R&D groups as world-recognized leaders in their fields; ensures that staff members understand business opportunities; identify links to current and future funding opportunities and R&D programs; develops and implements consistent processes for the peer-review of proposals consistent with lab standards; models proper Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality practices; and ensures a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.   Research and Impact Scientists/engineers/analysts who have significantly advanced knowledge/technology in their respective field.  Their work directly impacts the present or future of the laboratory in significant ways.  Initiates, leads and performs R&D programs and initiatives on an ongoing basis.  Expectations are consistent with those for RP05 or higher.   Leadership Work closely with the Division Director and Group Leaders within the section to develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Demonstrate cross-functional team leadership. Support Division Director in the operations of the division and represent Director when Director is not available. Work with section Group Leaders to establish, communicate, and measure critical metrics for success and impact. Benchmark against the best in the world. Actively contribute to shaping the division’s, directorate’s, and laboratory’s research plans and investments. Build strong teams by collaborating across ORNL and securing external expertise when needed. Leverage ORNL facilities and resources when developing new projects. Work with the Group Leaders and the Division Director to assess and calibrate individual staff performance across the section.  Evaluate progress regularly, providing feedback and addressing performance issues in a timely manner. Develop and implement Succession Planning with input from Group Leaders for all critical positions in the section to ensure future success. Ensure groups are recruiting and hiring from a diverse pool of top candidates who are committed to world-class research and aspire to be the best in their field.  Approve job offers. Drive staff promotions and development. Address in a timely manner all concerns expressed by staff and any disciplinary actions. Lead by example, using the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research and in dealing with others. Employ best practices, such as holding regular meetings, being visible in the workplace, monitoring budgets, acknowledging sponsors, and adhering to ORNL business systems requirements regarding staff requests for foreign travel and submission of quality proposals. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.   Service Serve as direct supervisor for section Group Leaders. Counsel/consult/mentor staff and transfer knowledge of specialized field(s) to a variety of staff, including senior staff.  Connect staff to your network.  Assist Group Leaders (and R&D staff when appropriate) in setting long-term career goals.  Identify additional mentors as appropriate and engage senior staff to act in this capacity.    Be open and transparent in communicating information to your groups and communicate staff achievements and changes to stakeholders in a timely manner. Work with Group Leaders to ensure staff are participating actively in professional service (engagement in scientific societies, workshop and conference organization, peer review, advisory board membership, etc.). Advocate for and support internal and external recognition of staff achievements.  Ensure the Section’s external professional presence is strong. Communicate funding/proposal opportunities to staff and support proposal development as appropriate (mentoring, proposal reviews, budget preparation, etc.). Ensure that staff manage their research projects effectively to deliver results on scope, schedule, and budget while meeting scientific, technical, and business expectations.  Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines. Recognize and support the contributions and responsibilities of Group Leaders and Laboratory Space Managers to lab safety.   Accountabilities : To section staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth. To organization managers, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services. To customer, for the quality of products and service   Authorities: Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Hold group leaders accountable for performance Act to ensure safe and effective operations Hire group leaders Qualifications Required: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12-years relevant experience or a M.S. with a minimum of 16-years experience or a B.S. with 20-years of experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams Other qualifications are section specific   Desired Qualifications: Recognized leader in the field of fusion plasma physics with a broad understanding of the full range of challenges anticipated in the burning plasma regime in ITER and future devices Capability to coordinate activities across multiple research groups towards a common goal Ability to work with a broad range of research staff (both internal and external) and sponsors to develop a compelling, actionable research plan in fusion plasma physics...

Section Head, Nanomaterials Synthesis | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Overview We are seeking an R&D Section Head for Nanomaterials Synthesis in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS). The CNMS  provides national and international user community access to expertise and equipment for a broad range of nanoscience research, including nanomaterials synthesis, nanofabrication, imaging/microscopy/characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation The Nanomaterials Synthesis Section develops innovative methods to precisely synthesize, process, and characterize functional macromolecules, nanomaterials, and nanostructures to understand structure, property, and function in support of the user program and theme science. Selection will be based on qualifications, relevant experience, skills, and education. Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials — Conducts controlled synthesis of functional nanostructures and thin films by CVD and PLD using real-time diagnostics, e.g., 2D layered materials, hybrid organic/inorganic films, carbon nanostructures, oxide thin films, and heterostructures. Macromolecular Nanomaterials — Performs precise synthesis of functional polymers with special emphasis on selective deuteration, small molecule synthesis, and ionic polymerization, as well as macromolecular characterization. Nanofabrication Research Laboratory — Develops methods to fabricate nanostructures using best-in-class lithographic, etching, thin-film deposition, and characterization tools.   Purpose Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to a thematic area of science and technology that integrates several thematically aligned R&D groups consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.   The R&D Section Head works closely with the Division Director and section Group Leaders to establish and implement the science and technology directions for the section; support the Group Leaders to ensure their success and the success of the R&D groups as world-recognized leaders in their fields; ensure that staff members understand business opportunities; identify links to current and future funding opportunities and R&D programs; develop and implement consistent processes for the peer-review of proposals consistent with lab standards; model proper Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality practices; and ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community   Major Duties/Responsibilities:   Research Scientists/engineers/analysts who have significantly advanced knowledge/technology in their respective field.  Their work directly impacts the present or future of the laboratory in significant ways.  Initiates, leads and performs R&D programs and initiatives on an ongoing basis.    Leadership Work closely with the Division Director and Group Leaders within the section to develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Demonstrate cross-functional team leadership. Support Division Director in the operations of the division and represent Director when Director is not available. Work with section Group Leaders to establish, communicate, and measure critical metrics for success and impact. Benchmark against the best in the world. Actively contribute to shaping the division’s, directorate’s, and laboratory’s research plans and investments. Build strong teams by collaborating across ORNL and securing external expertise when needed. Leverage ORNL facilities and resources when developing new projects. Work with the Group Leaders and the Division Director to assess and calibrate individual staff performance across the section.  Evaluate progress regularly, providing feedback and addressing performance issues in a timely manner. Develop and implement Succession Planning with input from Group Leaders for all critical positions in the section to ensure future success. Ensure groups are recruiting and hiring from a diverse pool of top candidates who are committed to world-class research and aspire to be the best in their field.  Approve job offers. Drive staff promotions and development. Address in a timely manner all concerns expressed by staff and any disciplinary actions. Lead by example, using the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research and in dealing with others. Employ best practices, such as holding regular meetings, being visible in the workplace, monitoring budgets, acknowledging sponsors, and adhering to ORNL business systems requirements regarding staff requests for foreign travel and submission of quality proposals. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.   Service Serve as direct supervisor for section Group Leaders. Counsel/consult/mentor staff and transfer knowledge of specialized field(s) to a variety of staff, including senior staff.  Connect staff to your network.  Assist Group Leaders (and R&D staff when appropriate) in setting long-term career goals.  Identify additional mentors as appropriate and engage senior staff to act in this capacity.    Be open and transparent in communicating information to your groups and communicate staff achievements and changes to stakeholders in a timely manner. Work with Group Leaders to ensure staff are participating actively in professional service (engagement in scientific societies, workshop and conference organization, peer review, advisory board membership, etc.). Advocate for and support internal and external recognition of staff achievements.  Ensure the Section’s external professional presence is strong. Communicate funding/proposal opportunities to staff and support proposal development as appropriate (mentoring, proposal reviews, budget preparation, etc.). Ensure that staff manage their research projects effectively to deliver results on scope, schedule, and budget while meeting scientific, technical, and business expectations.  Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines. Recognize and support the contributions and responsibilities of Group Leaders and Laboratory Space Managers to lab safety.   Accountabilities : To section staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth. To organization managers, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services. To customer, for the quality of products and service   Authorities: Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Hold group leaders accountable for performance Act to ensure safe and effective operations Hire group leaders     Basic Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12-year relevant experience or a M.S. with a minimum of 16-year experience or a B.S. with 20-years of experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams   Preferred Qualifications: Extensive breadth of knowledge across a broad range of materials synthesis methodologies Demonstrated expertise and scientific leadership within a specific field of materials synthesis (polymers, nanofabrication, thin film growth, etc.) Previous leadership positions held with demonstrated successes  ...

Section Head, Foundational Materials Science & Materials Theory, Modeling, and Simulation | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Overview We are seeking two R&D Section Heads in the areas of (1) Foundational Materials Science and (2) Materials Theory, Modeling, and Simulation in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD). MSTD conducts fundamental and applied materials research for basic energy sciences programs and a variety of energy technologies, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, transportation, conservation, fossil energy, fusion energy, nuclear power, and space exploration.   Selection for each section head will be based on qualifications, relevant experience, skills, and education.   Foundational Materials Science Understands, controls, and characterizes heterogeneities across length scales and their impact on structure and properties Correlated Electron Materials  — Performs research to understand and control the synthesis of bulk crystalline systems. This group primarily focuses on creating materials with unique behavior derived from strong correlation effects of electrons to enable advanced materials with new superconducting, semi-conducting, magnetic, and thermoelectric properties. Neutron and X-ray Scattering and Thermophysics  — Develops and applies unique diffraction and thermophysical property measurement methods to characterize phase stability, residual stress, texture, thermal transport and thermal imaging of complex materials. Quantum Heterostructures  — Designs and synthesizes new functional oxides, topological quantum materials, artificial crystals, epitaxial thin films, and heterostructures by pulsed-laser deposition and molecular beam epitaxy.   Materials Theory, Modeling & Simulation Applies advanced computational and data analytic techniques to enable fundamental understanding and predictive control of new materials synthesis, fabrication and characterization across length scales. Materials Theory  — Advances the understanding of materials properties, especially strongly correlated materials, to design new materials with complex and emergent functionalities by application and development of theoretical and computational approaches. Microstructural Evolution  — Develops and applies advanced materials models to understand microstructural evolution during solidification and processing.   Purpose Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to a thematic area of science and technology that integrates several thematically aligned R&D groups consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.   The R&D Section Head works closely with the Division Director and section Group Leaders to establish and implement the science and technology directions for the section; support the Group Leaders to ensure their success and the success of the R&D groups as world-recognized leaders in their fields; ensure that staff members understand business opportunities; identify links to current and future funding opportunities and R&D programs; develop and implement consistent processes for the peer-review of proposals consistent with lab standards; model proper Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality practices; and ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community     Major Duties/Responsibilities:   Research Scientists/engineers/analysts who have significantly advanced knowledge/technology in their respective field.  Their work directly impacts the present or future of the laboratory in significant ways.  Initiates, leads and performs R&D programs and initiatives on an ongoing basis.     Leadership Work closely with the Division Director and Group Leaders within the section to develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Demonstrate cross-functional team leadership. Support Division Director in the operations of the division and represent Director when Director is not available. Work with section Group Leaders to establish, communicate, and measure critical metrics for success and impact. Benchmark against the best in the world. Actively contribute to shaping the division’s, directorate’s, and laboratory’s research plans and investments. Build strong teams by collaborating across ORNL and securing external expertise when needed. Leverage ORNL facilities and resources when developing new projects. Work with the Group Leaders and the Division Director to assess and calibrate individual staff performance across the section.  Evaluate progress regularly, providing feedback and addressing performance issues in a timely manner. Develop and implement Succession Planning with input from Group Leaders for all critical positions in the section to ensure future success. Ensure groups are recruiting and hiring from a diverse pool of top candidates who are committed to world-class research and aspire to be the best in their field.  Approve job offers. Drive staff promotions and development. Address in a timely manner all concerns expressed by staff and any disciplinary actions. Lead by example, using the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research and in dealing with others. Employ best practices, such as holding regular meetings, being visible in the workplace, monitoring budgets, acknowledging sponsors, and adhering to ORNL business systems requirements regarding staff requests for foreign travel and submission of quality proposals. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.   Service Serve as direct supervisor for section Group Leaders. Counsel/consult/mentor staff and transfer knowledge of specialized field(s) to a variety of staff, including senior staff.  Connect staff to your network.  Assist Group Leaders (and R&D staff when appropriate) in setting long-term career goals.  Identify additional mentors as appropriate and engage senior staff to act in this capacity.    Be open and transparent in communicating information to your groups and communicate staff achievements and changes to stakeholders in a timely manner. Work with Group Leaders to ensure staff are participating actively in professional service (engagement in scientific societies, workshop and conference organization, peer review, advisory board membership, etc.). Advocate for and support internal and external recognition of staff achievements.  Ensure the Section’s external professional presence is strong. Communicate funding/proposal opportunities to staff and support proposal development as appropriate (mentoring, proposal reviews, budget preparation, etc.). Ensure that staff manage their research projects effectively to deliver results on scope, schedule, and budget while meeting scientific, technical, and business expectations.  Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines. Recognize and support the contributions and responsibilities of Group Leaders and Laboratory Space Managers to lab safety.   Accountabilities : To section staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth. To organization managers, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services. To customer, for the quality of products and service   Authorities: Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Hold group leaders accountable for performance Act to ensure safe and effective operations Hire group leaders Basic Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12-year relevant experience or a M.S. with a minimum of 16-year experience or a B.S. with 20-years of experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams   Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing research projects dealing with fundemential materials synthesis, characterization, and modeling/simulation and/or in collaboration with other technical domains, e.g. neutron scattering, electron microscopy, etc. Demonstrated personal track record of high-impact publications. Demonstrated ability to manage teams of scientist to deliver world-leading fundemential materials research. Experience writing successful R&D proposals to multiple government agencies, e.g. DOE, DoD, and industry. Experience managing projects funded by the DOE Office of Science and / or the National Science Foundation. Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with senior levels of client management and others involved in technical endeavors. Demonstrated ability to write research plans, technical reports to a sponsor, and proposals and to develop and execute on a vision for future research relevant to modeling and simulation.  A successful record of developing research partnerships and collaborative relationships with universities, industry, and research laboratories. Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and good organizational skills.   Special Requirements:  This position requires access to technology that is subject to export control requirements. Successful candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license....

Section Head, Nanomaterials Characterization | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Overview:  We are seeking an R&D Section Head for Nanomaterials Characterization in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS). The CNMS  provides national and international user community access to expertise and equipment for a broad range of nanoscience research, including nanomaterials synthesis, nanofabrication, imaging/microscopy/characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation. The Nanomaterials Characterization Section develops and applies state-of-the-art imaging and spectroscopy methods to understand the structure and function of complex materials in support of the CNMS user program and theme science .  Selection will be based on qualifications, relevant experience, skills, and education.   Microanalysis of Materials   —  Understands materials structure, chemistry, and function by application of analytical and in situ STEM-based methods including cryo-EM. Multimodal Imaging  —  Interrogates materials behavior by combining chemical imaging methods across multiple length and time scales. Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy   (STEM)   —  Develops and advances new STEM- Scanning Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) techniques and push the spatial, temporal, and energy resolution limits for imaging and spectroscopy. Functional Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) —  Understands complex interplay between fields and materials at the nanoscale using novel scanning probe imaging and spectroscopy techniques via combined development of state-of-the-art instrumentation, controls, and advanced analysis methods. Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV)-Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) —  Develops novel capabilities to enable unprecedented insight into electronic, magnetic, and transport properties in low-dimensional systems and understand fundamental behavior of quantum systems.   Purpose Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to a thematic area of science and technology that integrates several thematically aligned R&D groups consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.   The R&D Section Head works closely with the Division Director and section Group Leaders to establish and implement the science and technology directions for the section; support the Group Leaders to ensure their success and the success of the R&D groups as world-recognized leaders in their fields; ensure that staff members understand business opportunities; identify links to current and future funding opportunities and R&D programs; develop and implement consistent processes for the peer-review of proposals consistent with lab standards; model proper Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality practices; and ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.   Major Duties/Responsibilities:   Research Scientists/engineers/analysts who have significantly advanced knowledge/technology in their respective field.  Their work directly impacts the present or future of the laboratory in significant ways.  Initiates, leads and performs R&D programs and initiatives on an ongoing basis.    Leadership Work closely with the Division Director and Group Leaders within the section to develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Demonstrate cross-functional team leadership. Support Division Director in the operations of the division and represent Director when Director is not available. Work with section Group Leaders to establish, communicate, and measure critical metrics for success and impact. Benchmark against the best in the world. Actively contribute to shaping the division’s, directorate’s, and laboratory’s research plans and investments. Build strong teams by collaborating across ORNL and securing external expertise when needed. Leverage ORNL facilities and resources when developing new projects. Work with the Group Leaders and the Division Director to assess and calibrate individual staff performance across the section.  Evaluate progress regularly, providing feedback and addressing performance issues in a timely manner. Develop and implement Succession Planning with input from Group Leaders for all critical positions in the section to ensure future success. Ensure groups are recruiting and hiring from a diverse pool of top candidates who are committed to world-class research and aspire to be the best in their field.  Approve job offers. Drive staff promotions and development. Address in a timely manner all concerns expressed by staff and any disciplinary actions. Lead by example, using the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research and in dealing with others. Employ best practices, such as holding regular meetings, being visible in the workplace, monitoring budgets, acknowledging sponsors, and adhering to ORNL business systems requirements regarding staff requests for foreign travel and submission of quality proposals. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.   Service Serve as direct supervisor for section Group Leaders. Counsel/consult/mentor staff and transfer knowledge of specialized field(s) to a variety of staff, including senior staff.  Connect staff to your network.  Assist Group Leaders (and R&D staff when appropriate) in setting long-term career goals.  Identify additional mentors as appropriate and engage senior staff to act in this capacity.    Be open and transparent in communicating information to your groups and communicate staff achievements and changes to stakeholders in a timely manner. Work with Group Leaders to ensure staff are participating actively in professional service (engagement in scientific societies, workshop and conference organization, peer review, advisory board membership, etc.). Advocate for and support internal and external recognition of staff achievements.  Ensure the Section’s external professional presence is strong. Communicate funding/proposal opportunities to staff and support proposal development as appropriate (mentoring, proposal reviews, budget preparation, etc.). Ensure that staff manage their research projects effectively to deliver results on scope, schedule, and budget while meeting scientific, technical, and business expectations.  Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines. Recognize and support the contributions and responsibilities of Group Leaders and Laboratory Space Managers to lab safety.   Accountabilities : To section staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth. To organization managers, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services. To customer, for the quality of products and service   Authorities: Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Hold group leaders accountable for performance Act to ensure safe and effective operations Hire group leaders     Basic Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12-year relevant experience or a M.S. with a minimum of 16-year experience or a B.S. with 20-years of experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams   Preferred Qualifications: Extensive breadth of knowledge across a broad range of materials characterization methodologies Demonstrated expertise and scientific leadership within a specific field of materials characterization (SPM, STEM, etc.) Previous leadership positions held with demonstrated successes  ...

51 Pegasi b Fellowship | Heising-Simons Foundation
Los Altos, California, The 51 Pegasi b Fellowship Program sponsored by the Heising-Simons Foundation provides an opportunity for promising recent doctoral scientists to conduct novel theoretical, experimental, or observational research in  planetary astronomy.  The fellowship program supports postdoctoral fellows to advance our fundamental understanding of planet formation and evolution, solar system science, planetary atmospheres, protoplanetary disks, exoplanet science, or other closely related topics. The fellowship program recognizes early-career investigators of significant potential and provides them with the opportunity to conduct independent research at a selected host institution. The Foundation anticipates awarding six to eight fellowships this year. The Heising-Simons Foundation is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within its community. Thus, we particularly welcome applications from individuals who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in planetary sciences and astronomy such as women, persons with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, gender and sexual minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification of the field. Awarded postdoctoral fellows are expected to carry out a strong, coherent research program. Each recipient will receive a three-year grant of up to $375,000 to cover salary, benefits, highly-flexible discretionary spending (e.g., travel, child care, personal computers, etc.), and indirect costs.  51 Pegasi b Fellowship research must be pursued at one of the 14 following host institutions: California Institute of Technology University of California, Berkeley Cornell University University of California, Los Angeles Harvard University / Harvard-Smithsonian University of California, Santa Cruz Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Chicago Pennsylvania State University University of Michigan Princeton University University of Texas, Austin University of Arizona Yale University Application Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2020 Selection Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021 Current Status of Position: Accepting Applicants Applicants can come from any academic institution or research lab, both nationally and internationally. Applicants are not required to have US citizenship; however, all visa and work permit paperwork is the responsibility of the fellow and host institution. Applicants must have received a doctoral degree in astronomy, physics, earth and planetary sciences, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, or a related discipline. Doctoral degrees must be awarded after August 31, 2011 and before August 31, 2021 .   Each recipient will receive a three-year grant of up to $375,000 to cover salary, benefits, highly-flexible discretionary spending (e.g., research equipment, publication fees, travel, child care, personal computers, etc.), and indirect costs. ...

Postdoctoral - Nonequilibrium Many-Body Quantum Dynamics | Yeshiva University
New York, New York, Postdoctoral - Nonequilibrium Many-Body Quantum Dynamics Job No: 494027 Work Type: Faculty Full-time, Research Fellows, Staff Full-time Department: Stern College for Women Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Research Position Summary: The Physics Department at Yeshiva University in New York City invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position in the overlapping areas of many-body quantum dynamics and quantum chaos. Experience with numerical simulations is expected. The position includes traveling to present at conferences and to visit collaborators. The research will be conducted with Stern College Professor Lea Santos and her research group. The start date is flexible and can be sometime between January and September 2021. The position is for one year, renewable up to two years subject to satisfactory performance. Application Instructions: To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/876/cw/en-us/job/494027/postdoctoral-nonequilibrium-manybody-quantum-dynamics About Us: Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together. The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations. Equal Employment Opportunity:  Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Copyright ©2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-0394765026b3d74db9edfdfedc6cfa...

Section Head, Fundamental Nuclear and Particle Physics | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Overview We are seeking an R&D Section Head for Fundamental Nuclear and Particle Physics in the Physics Division. The Division builds on ORNL strengths and history to perform outstanding leadership research for the Nation in nuclear science, particle physics and related areas. Our focus is in the areas of Fundamental Symmetries, Nuclear Structure Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Heavy Ion Collisions, Neutrino Physics and High Energy Physics. The Fundamental Nuclear and Particle Physics Section unlocks the mysteries of the universe by studying the subatomic world through world-leading theoretical and experimental studies.   Neutrino Research — Leads the search for the rare neutrinoless double-beta decay process in 76Ge, establishes leadership in fundamental neutrino physics (at the SNS and HFIR) and grow programs in high energy physics, nuclear non-proliferation and dark matter searches. Neutron Symmetries —Probes the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry with neutron-based experiments at the SNS and develops a continuing program at the Second Target Station and/or HFIR. Relativistic Nuclear Physics — Maps the quark - gluon structure and dynamics of strongly interacting matter including  the proton and nuclei at the future Electron Ion Collider and the quark gluon plasma through heavy ion experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.   Purpose Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to a thematic area of science and technology that integrates several thematically aligned R&D groups consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.   The R&D Section Head works closely with the Division Director and section Group Leaders to establish and implement the science and technology directions for the section; support the Group Leaders to ensure their success and the success of the R&D groups as world-recognized leaders in their fields; ensure that staff members understand business opportunities; identify links to current and future funding opportunities and R&D programs; develop and implement consistent processes for the peer-review of proposals consistent with lab standards; model proper Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality practices; and ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community   Major Duties/Responsibilities:   Research Scientists/engineers/analysts who have significantly advanced knowledge/technology in their respective field.  Their work directly impacts the present or future of the laboratory in significant ways.  Initiates, leads and performs R&D programs and initiatives on an ongoing basis.    Leadership Work closely with the Division Director and Group Leaders within the section to develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Demonstrate cross-functional team leadership. Support Division Director in the operations of the division and represent Director when Director is not available. Work with section Group Leaders to establish, communicate, and measure critical metrics for success and impact. Benchmark against the best in the world. Actively contribute to shaping the division’s, directorate’s, and laboratory’s research plans and investments. Build strong teams by collaborating across ORNL and securing external expertise when needed. Leverage ORNL facilities and resources when developing new projects. Work with the Group Leaders and the Division Director to assess and calibrate individual staff performance across the section.  Evaluate progress regularly, providing feedback and addressing performance issues in a timely manner. Develop and implement Succession Planning with input from Group Leaders for all critical positions in the section to ensure future success. Ensure groups are recruiting and hiring from a diverse pool of top candidates who are committed to world-class research and aspire to be the best in their field.  Approve job offers. Drive staff promotions and development. Address in a timely manner all concerns expressed by staff and any disciplinary actions. Lead by example, using the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research and in dealing with others. Employ best practices, such as holding regular meetings, being visible in the workplace, monitoring budgets, acknowledging sponsors, and adhering to ORNL business systems requirements regarding staff requests for foreign travel and submission of quality proposals. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.   Service Serve as direct supervisor for section Group Leaders. Counsel/consult/mentor staff and transfer knowledge of specialized field(s) to a variety of staff, including senior staff.  Connect staff to your network.  Assist Group Leaders (and R&D staff when appropriate) in setting long-term career goals.  Identify additional mentors as appropriate and engage senior staff to act in this capacity.     Be open and transparent in communicating information to your groups and communicate staff achievements and changes to stakeholders in a timely manner. Work with Group Leaders to ensure staff are participating actively in professional service (engagement in scientific societies, workshop and conference organization, peer review, advisory board membership, etc.). Advocate for and support internal and external recognition of staff achievements.  Ensure the Section’s external professional presence is strong. Communicate funding/proposal opportunities to staff and support proposal development as appropriate (mentoring, proposal reviews, budget preparation, etc.). Ensure that staff manage their research projects effectively to deliver results on scope, schedule, and budget while meeting scientific, technical, and business expectations.  Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines. Recognize and support the contributions and responsibilities of Group Leaders and Laboratory Space Managers to lab safety.   Accountabilities : To section staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth. To organization managers, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services. To customer, for the quality of products and service   Authorities: Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Hold group leaders accountable for performance Act to ensure safe and effective operations Hire group leaders     Basic Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12-year relevant experience or a M.S. with a minimum of 16-year experience or a B.S. with 20-years of experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams   Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated record of supporting the professional development of research staff, growing a world-class physics program, initiating new research directions and strong team building capability. Demonstrated national and international leadership in fundamental physics experiments. Experience collaborating and excellent relationships with government sponsors, universities and international research organizations. Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and good organizational skills.  ...

Section Head, Theory and Computation | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Overview We are seeking an R&D Section Head for Theory and Computation in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS). The CNMS  provides national and international user community access to expertise and equipment for a broad range of nanoscience research, including nanomaterials synthesis, nanofabrication, imaging/microscopy/characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation The Theory and Computation Section advances computational capabilities and develops predictive models/simulations to further our understanding of the physical, structural, and chemical nature of nanomaterials and reactions, and integrate AI/ML methods into experimental platforms to enhance data analytics, efficiency, and the drive toward automation. Selection will be based on qualifications, relevant experience, skills, and education.   Data Nanoanalytics —  Integrates edge computing and AI/ML methods into instrumentation and materials synthesis platforms to accelerate the pace of discovery. Nanomaterials Theory Institute —  Provides and advances capabilities for theory and high-performance simulation to enable fundamental understanding of physical and chemical properties of nanoscale materials and soft matter.   Purpose Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to a thematic area of science and technology that integrates several thematically aligned R&D groups consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.   The R&D Section Head works closely with the Division Director and section Group Leaders to establish and implement the science and technology directions for the section; support the Group Leaders to ensure their success and the success of the R&D groups as world-recognized leaders in their fields; ensure that staff members understand business opportunities; identify links to current and future funding opportunities and R&D programs; develop and implement consistent processes for the peer-review of proposals consistent with lab standards; model proper Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality practices; and ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community   Major Duties/Responsibilities:   Research Scientists/engineers/analysts who have significantly advanced knowledge/technology in their respective field.  Their work directly impacts the present or future of the laboratory in significant ways.  Initiates, leads and performs R&D programs and initiatives on an ongoing basis.    Leadership Work closely with the Division Director and Group Leaders within the section to develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Demonstrate cross-functional team leadership. Support Division Director in the operations of the division and represent Director when Director is not available. Work with section Group Leaders to establish, communicate, and measure critical metrics for success and impact. Benchmark against the best in the world. Actively contribute to shaping the division’s, directorate’s, and laboratory’s research plans and investments. Build strong teams by collaborating across ORNL and securing external expertise when needed. Leverage ORNL facilities and resources when developing new projects. Work with the Group Leaders and the Division Director to assess and calibrate individual staff performance across the section.  Evaluate progress regularly, providing feedback and addressing performance issues in a timely manner. Develop and implement Succession Planning with input from Group Leaders for all critical positions in the section to ensure future success. Ensure groups are recruiting and hiring from a diverse pool of top candidates who are committed to world-class research and aspire to be the best in their field.  Approve job offers. Drive staff promotions and development. Address in a timely manner all concerns expressed by staff and any disciplinary actions. Lead by example, using the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research and in dealing with others. Employ best practices, such as holding regular meetings, being visible in the workplace, monitoring budgets, acknowledging sponsors, and adhering to ORNL business systems requirements regarding staff requests for foreign travel and submission of quality proposals. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.   Service Serve as direct supervisor for section Group Leaders. Counsel/consult/mentor staff and transfer knowledge of specialized field(s) to a variety of staff, including senior staff.  Connect staff to your network.  Assist Group Leaders (and R&D staff when appropriate) in setting long-term career goals.  Identify additional mentors as appropriate and engage senior staff to act in this capacity.    Be open and transparent in communicating information to your groups and communicate staff achievements and changes to stakeholders in a timely manner. Work with Group Leaders to ensure staff are participating actively in professional service (engagement in scientific societies, workshop and conference organization, peer review, advisory board membership, etc.). Advocate for and support internal and external recognition of staff achievements.  Ensure the Section’s external professional presence is strong. Communicate funding/proposal opportunities to staff and support proposal development as appropriate (mentoring, proposal reviews, budget preparation, etc.). Ensure that staff manage their research projects effectively to deliver results on scope, schedule, and budget while meeting scientific, technical, and business expectations.  Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines. Recognize and support the contributions and responsibilities of Group Leaders and Laboratory Space Managers to lab safety.   Accountabilities : To section staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth. To organization managers, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services. To customer, for the quality of products and service   Authorities: Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Hold group leaders accountable for performance Act to ensure safe and effective operations Hire group leaders Basic Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12-year relevant experience or a M.S. with a minimum of 16-year experience or a B.S. with 20-years of experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams   Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated expertise in using established theory, modeling, and simulation methods for nanomaterials science Knowledge of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) methodologies that can be implemented into instrumentation and synthesis platforms Previous leadership positions held with demonstrated successes...

Section Head, Nuclear Science & Advanced Technology | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Overview We are seeking an R&D Section Head for Nuclear Science and Advanced Technology in the Physics Division. The Division builds on ORNL strengths to perform outstanding leadership research for the Nation in fundamental nuclear science, national security and related areas. Our focus is in the areas of novel Advanced Radiation Detector Development, Applied Data Science, Nuclear Structure Physics, Theoretical Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics The Nuclear Science and Advanced Technology Section delivers foundational knowledge in nuclear science and astrophysics through world-leading theoretical and experimental studies, as well as associated radiation detection technologies for next generation nuclear solutions needed by the nation and the world.   Nuclear Structure and Astrophysics — Delivers foundational knowledge of the understanding of the cosmic origin of nuclei and their properties, decays, and interactions, the physics of exploding stars and nuclei at the extreme limits of stability and mass, and informs real-world challenges in nuclear science; develops world-leading theoretical approaches by ab initio nuclear physics calculations and studies of nucleosynthesis and the astrophysical sites of this nucleosynthesis using high-performance computing. Advanced Radiation Detection, Imaging, Data Science, and Applications — Research and development for  understanding and exploiting combined signatures from radiation decay, radiography/tomography, system modeling, detection networks, etc. for use over a range of fundamental physics, next-generation advanced conceptual systems, and current real-world applications.   Purpose Provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to a thematic area of science and technology that integrates several thematically aligned R&D groups consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.   The R&D Section Head works closely with the Division Director and section Group Leaders to establish and implement the science and technology directions for the section; support the Group Leaders to ensure their success and the success of the R&D groups as world-recognized leaders in their fields; ensure that staff members understand business opportunities; identify links to current and future funding opportunities and R&D programs; develop and implement consistent processes for the peer-review of proposals consistent with lab standards; model proper Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality practices; and ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community   Major Duties/Responsibilities:   Research Scientists/engineers/analysts who have significantly advanced knowledge/technology in their respective field.  Their work directly impacts the present or future of the laboratory in significant ways.  Initiates, leads and performs R&D programs and initiatives on an ongoing basis.    Leadership Work closely with the Division Director and Group Leaders within the section to develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Demonstrate cross-functional team leadership. Support Division Director in the operations of the division and represent Director when Director is not available. Work with section Group Leaders to establish, communicate, and measure critical metrics for success and impact. Benchmark against the best in the world. Actively contribute to shaping the division’s, directorate’s, and laboratory’s research plans and investments. Build strong teams by collaborating across ORNL and securing external expertise when needed. Leverage ORNL facilities and resources when developing new projects. Work with the Group Leaders and the Division Director to assess and calibrate individual staff performance across the section.  Evaluate progress regularly, providing feedback and addressing performance issues in a timely manner. Develop and implement Succession Planning with input from Group Leaders for all critical positions in the section to ensure future success. Ensure groups are recruiting and hiring from a diverse pool of top candidates who are committed to world-class research and aspire to be the best in their field.  Approve job offers. Drive staff promotions and development. Address in a timely manner all concerns expressed by staff and any disciplinary actions. Lead by example, using the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research and in dealing with others. Employ best practices, such as holding regular meetings, being visible in the workplace, monitoring budgets, acknowledging sponsors, and adhering to ORNL business systems requirements regarding staff requests for foreign travel and submission of quality proposals. Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.   Service Serve as direct supervisor for section Group Leaders. Counsel/consult/mentor staff and transfer knowledge of specialized field(s) to a variety of staff, including senior staff.  Connect staff to your network.  Assist Group Leaders (and R&D staff when appropriate) in setting long-term career goals.  Identify additional mentors as appropriate and engage senior staff to act in this capacity.    Be open and transparent in communicating information to your groups and communicate staff achievements and changes to stakeholders in a timely manner. Work with Group Leaders to ensure staff are participating actively in professional service (engagement in scientific societies, workshop and conference organization, peer review, advisory board membership, etc.). Advocate for and support internal and external recognition of staff achievements.  Ensure the Section’s external professional presence is strong. Communicate funding/proposal opportunities to staff and support proposal development as appropriate (mentoring, proposal reviews, budget preparation, etc.). Ensure that staff manage their research projects effectively to deliver results on scope, schedule, and budget while meeting scientific, technical, and business expectations.  Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines. Recognize and support the contributions and responsibilities of Group Leaders and Laboratory Space Managers to lab safety.   Accountabilities : To section staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth. To organization managers, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services. To customer, for the quality of products and service   Authorities: Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the section. Hold group leaders accountable for performance Act to ensure safe and effective operations Hire group leaders       Basic Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12-year relevant experience or a M.S. with a minimum of 16-year experience or a B.S. with 20-years of experience. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams   Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated record of supporting the professional development of research staff, growing a world-class physics program, initiating new research directions and strong team building capability. Demonstrated national and international leadership in fundamental physics experiments. Experience collaborating and excellent relationships with government sponsors, universities and international research organizations. Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and good organizational skills.   Special Requirements This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain an Secret Compartmental Investigation (SCI) clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.  In addition, due the SCI, you may be also be subject to random polygraph testing.      ...

Adjunct Professor of Physics | Presbyterian College
Clinton, South Carolina, The Physics and Computer Science Department at Presbyterian College invites applications for adjunct positions in Physics beginning mid-August 2020 to teach introductory and upper-level classes and labs in Physics. Application: Interested individuals should submit to Dr. Chad Rodekohr, Associate Professor of Physics and department chair, the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, (2) a CV, (3) a statement on teaching via email at clrodekoh@presby.edu . Review will begin upon receipt of the completed application and continue until the positions are filled. Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class. 18 successful hours of graduate courses in Physics or a related field (Ph.D. preferred, Masters or ABD will be considered) Teaching experience at the college level or professional experience preferable...

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