Argonne invites applications for the position of Materials Science (MSD) Division Director, one of the five research divisions within the Physical Sciences and Engineering Directorate. Major ongoing research programs in the division include the science of synthesis, hard and soft condensed matter and materials physics, materials chemistry including energy conversion and storage, and electron, neutron and x-ray scattering. The Division Director’s responsibilities also include promoting interactions within the Division and throughout the Laboratory in such areas as quantum information sciences, x-ray sciences, electrical energy storage, and high performance computing.
The Division Director has line management responsibility for research, development and operations of the division. The Director will develop and plan the short and long term strategic direction of the division and be proactive in identifying and pursuing new R&D opportunities. The Director interacts with Laboratory Management, Department of Energy (DOE) program sponsors and various other sponsoring entities to review and promote the divisional research and development activities. In addition, the Director will develop, manage and motivate a high-performing and diverse population of multi-disciplinary scientific, technical and professional support teams.
D. in a relevant science or engineering field supplemented by no less than fifteen years experience including relevant, demonstrated accomplishments in scientific leadership and management accompanied by an internationally recognized research stature.
Chartered in 1946 as the nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne is one of the preeminent multidisciplinary research facilities in the U.S. located about 25 miles southwest of Chicago. It enters the 21st century focused on solving the major scientific and engineering challenges of our time through a broad portfolio of fundamental and applied research. Argonne is home to a staff of over 3,300 employees including over 1,500 scientists, engineers and postdoctoral scholars and, with world-renowned scientific facilities, hosts over 6,500 facility users annually. For a description of divisional programs, please visit the MSD home page at http://www.anl.gov/msd.
Argonne offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. For consideration, please apply via our website at: https://tinyurl.com/anl403808. Your application should include a comprehensive curriculum vitae to include publications, awards and patents. The position will remain open until filled.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Argonne Laboratory is located about 25 miles southwest of Chicago and is operated by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy.
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About Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale.
The laboratory works in concert with universities, industry, and other national laboratories on questions and experiments too large for any one institution to do by itself. Through collaborations here and around the world, we strive to discover new ways to develop energy innovations through science, create novel materials molecule-by-molecule, and gain a deeper understanding of our planet, our climate, and the cosmos.
Surrounded by the highest concentration of top-tier research organizations in the world, Argonne leverages its Chicago-area location to lead discovery and to power innovation in a wide range of core scientific capabilities, from high-energy physics and materials science to biology and advanced computer science.
At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one.
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