The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States' highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world's most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences for more than 3,000 visiting scientists. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov. We are seeking a division director that has line management responsibility for the newly created Neutron Scattering Division (NSD), and reports to theAssociate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Neutron Sciences. The division director will be responsible for aligning and coordinating the resources necessary to operate the neutron scattering user program and to continue to strengthen its productivity and impact. The division director will be expected to have continuous engagement with the scientific community that will define the compelling scientific questions driving the development of our neutron facilities. The division director will be expected to integrate with other related experimental, theoretical, and computational research efforts at ORNL and worldwide to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to neutron science.
* Provide line management functions including supervision of deputy division directors for science and operations, technical group leaders, budget preparation, salary planning, staffing, employee relations, and performance management.* Obtain and manage technical resources in support of theNeutron Science program, including support as appropriate for neutron scattering instrument operations.* Plans for, selects, and develops a team of scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff for instruments, operations and scientific programs.* Develops user program, identifies the user community, and as appropriate coordinates user communications/interactions either directly or in conjunction with the user office.* Develops the annual NSD business plan, goals and management system descriptions for the review and approval by the ALD.* Provide performance assurance: track and report on division-level performance metrics.* Assumes the responsibilities of ALD in his/her absence as requested.* Represents Neutron Sciences before review committees, advisory committees, and visitors; and at conferences, workshops, invited talks/lectures, and technical meetings.* Serves as member of external review teams, editorial boards, advisory committees, and/or conference organizing committees.* Provides scientific tours of facilities for dignitaries and other special groups on behalf of the ALD.* Commitment to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct by holding yourself and others to the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards. Read more about the ORNL research code of conduct here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity
* Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, or other related scientific field * 10 or more years of relevant experience* 5 or more years of experience successfully managing scientific professionals* Recognized leadership in neutron scattering science with a record of participation and membership on editorial boards, national and international committees, peer review boards, and/or advisory committees* A strong record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals * Demonstrated achievements in promoting collaborative relationships and building research teamsPreferred Qualifications:* Ability to work effectively with a range of researchers and programs in applied science and technology* Previous experience in integrating theory and computational sciences with experimental research* Previous beamline support experience in a neutron or synchrotron x-ray facility* Previous experience in a large user facility
Work Directions and Interfaces:
This position will report to the NScD Associate Laboratory Director. Functions as a member of the NScD Executive Management Team. Interfaces with Research Accelerator, Research Reactor and Neutron Technologies Division Directors, partner laboratories, Department of Energy (DOE) HQ, Oak Ridge Operations, and the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (JINS). Coordinates SNS instrumentation and research with ORNL research programs.Authority/Approval Levels:Provides work direction to group leaders within NSD. Interfaces effectively with line management organizations responsible for team leads, scientific associates, technicians, work coordinators, technical professional and technical support personnel within guidelines established by the respective division directors. Coordinates job assignments, leave, travel of individuals under his/her authority, and authorizes equipment procurements within NSD.
Measures of Effectiveness:
*Key positions are filled by quality staff that are motivated and retained. Commitment to diversity is demonstrated.*Scientific impact of instruments and programs are recognized by stakeholders and the international scientific community (e.g., number and quality of users and number of publications)*Instrument development and commissioning plan is completed, reviewed, and maintained.*User program is continually developed, broadening the application and impact of neutron sciences across a range of disciplines.
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