Berkeley Lab is seeking a dynamic scientific leader with a national and international reputation and record of accomplishment to serve as the Division Director of the Chemical Sciences Division. The Director is responsible for the research and operations activities of the Division, overseeing a budget of over $26 million and a population of over 326 employees and affiliates, including scientists, postdoctoral fellows, administrative and environment/health/safety (EHS) staff, and students. The Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) conducts fundamental chemical sciences research. The division is organized into five core programs: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences; Catalysis and Chemical Transformations; Condensed Phase and Interfacial Molecular Science (CPIMS); Gas Phase Chemical Physics; and Heavy Element Chemistry. In addition, the Division's centers and facilities provide unique capabilities to carry out cutting-edge research and include: the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub; the Heavy Element Research Laboratory (HERL); and the Ultrafast X-ray Science Laboratory (UXSL).
Reporting to the Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences, the Chemical Sciences Division Director is responsible for providing vision and leadership for the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The Director has full responsibility for all areas of management within the division, including scientific research, operations, finance, human resources, and environmental health and safety. The Director establishes a culture of excellence and inclusion by recruiting a diverse population of outstanding scientists and support staff, enthusiastically supporting and promoting their career development.
The Director will serve as a member of the executive team of the Energy Sciences Area, which is primarily funded by the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. As a member of Berkeley Lab's management, the Director is expected to build collaborative partnerships and programs within the Energy Sciences Area, with other Divisions at Berkeley Lab, and with external research institutions. The Director will serve as a spokesperson for the entire Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences (CSGB) program of BES at Berkeley Lab in interactions with the DOE, and will partner closely with scientists from other Divisions at Berkeley Lab that host CSGB-sponsored programs. The Division Director will contribute to the leadership of large-scale Laboratory initiatives, including the development of multidisciplinary activities around themes such as: solar energy conversion, biogenic chemicals and materials, and scientific opportunities that will be made possible by the Advanced Light Source Upgrade (ALS-U).
About Berkeley Lab:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science.
The Chemical Sciences Division Director:
Provides scientific leadership for the Division's research programs by effectively managing existing programs and guiding the development of new initiatives and programs
Is responsible for all areas of management within the division, including operation, environment/health/safety, administration, budget, and human resources
Works collaboratively with the Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences and the other Division Directors within the Area to develop research initiatives, programs, and other activities to advance the mission of the Energy Sciences Area.
Collaborates with colleagues at UC Berkeley and other research institutions to develop cooperative programs to the mutual benefit of Berkeley Lab and its partners
Establishes and communicates CSD's mission, goals, and accomplishments to division staff and funding sponsors, Berkeley Lab staff and leadership, and to the broader research community.
Makes substantial contributions to the formulation and direction of Laboratory programs that enhance Berkeley Lab's preeminence as a National Laboratory.
Serves as a point of contact to DOE officials for chemical sciences-related research, and implements DOE policies as they impact CSD.
Addresses management and resource challenges of a growing organization; guide strategies for hiring, retaining, and developing a diverse staff
Participates in formulating the research policy and long-term direction of the Laboratory as a whole, and provide consultation to the Laboratory Director, Deputy Director, and Associate Laboratory Director regarding new initiatives for the strategic direction of CSD
Works as a team member with other scientific and operational Division Directors, the Associate Laboratory Directors, and the Laboratory Directorate to advance the interests of LBNL and assure efficient, effective, and safe operation of the Laboratory
Ph.D. or equivalent education/experience in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, or related field, and at least 10 years of professional experience
Recognized as a respected expert and leader in her or his scientific field with an internationally recognized record of research accomplishments
Significant experience and demonstrated competence in the management of scientific projects and collaborative science.
Ability to interact effectively with funding agencies including the DOE, and demonstrated ability to initiate substantial new research efforts and collaborations.
Demonstrated scientific and strategic leadership ability applicable to running a large, diverse, team-oriented organization with a multidisciplinary group of scientists that includes chemists, chemical engineers, physicists, biologists, and materials scientists.
Demonstrated experience in effective management and administrative oversight, creativity in decision making and problem solving, experience in human resource management and a commitment to mentoring and career development.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to interact at the highest level of management, both internally and externally, in a constructive and collaborative manner and in way that appropriately represents the Laboratory.
The position shall remain posted until filled, however for full consideration please apply by July 13, 2018
Please upload a CV and a brief statement of interest when applying.
The Chemical Sciences Division Director is a career position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.