Jefferson Lab is a world-leading nuclear physics facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The Lab is devoted to the study of the building blocks of matter that make up 98 percent of the visible universe. Scientists from across the nation and around the world use the Lab’s facilities to probe the nucleus of the atom.
Jefferson Lab seeks an internationally renowned accelerator physicist with extensive research management experience for the position of Associate Director for Accelerator Operations, Research and Development. The successful candidate will have strong leadership and management capabilities with the demonstrated ability to direct a world class R&D organization.
The Associate Director is responsible for:
- Establish strategy and direction for the laboratory’s accelerator technology capabilities in alignment with the Lab strategic plans to ensure that the Lab is well-positioned to achieve research goals and contribute to future national and international accelerator projects.
- All aspects of the safe operation, maintenance and improvement of the accelerator complex.
- The execution of the accelerator research and development program, including the operation of test facilities.
- The successful delivery of project scope within cost and schedule.
- Support the Lab in achieving a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Responsibilities include the management of the Accelerator Division of approximately 165 staff including 85 scientists and engineers. The Division operates the 12 GeV Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility in support of the experimental nuclear physics program and user community, numbering more than 1500 scientists. In addition the Division conducts fundamental research and development in the science and technology of particle beams.
Working in concert with other members of laboratory management, the Associate Director participates in strategic planning, policy formation, budgeting, and science initiatives. The Associate Director represents the laboratory with government agencies, the international physics community, other laboratories, universities, as well as stakeholders.
For more information and prompt consideration, visit our website at www.jlab.org/careers. To receive full consideration, please apply by June 30, 2017. Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Stuart Henderson, Lab Director, at email@example.com, or Rhonda Barbosa, Human Resources Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- A deep knowledge of the broad field of accelerator science and technology along with a vision for the future evolution of the Division and its mission.
- Ability to nurture the efforts of the entire Division and to set a tone and direction, which will ensure excellence on the world scale.
- Demonstrated excellent leadership and management skills.
Education and Experience
- Ph. D. in physics or other relevant field with twenty years of experience in particle accelerator operation, construction, research and development.
- At least five years of experience in a senior management position.
- A record of successful management of large scientific research and development facilities or projects.
- Ability to comprehend, formulate, and communicate highly abstract concepts.
- Ability to express or exchange complex ideas by means of spoken and written communication.
- Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, lead, manage, and complete highly complex, long-range projects.
- Ability to get across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas.
- Ability to work on a computer for extended periods.
- Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms.
- Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms.
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the Lab's equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.