The Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics (ATAP) Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) invites outstanding applications for a Senior Staff Scientist within the Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology (BCMT). This important role focuses on applying broad and in-depth technical knowledge and significant expertise in the field of superconducting accelerator magnet technology to R&D efforts related to LBNL's contributions to the US Magnet Development Program (US MDP).
Reporting to the Director of the BCMT, the Senior Scientist is key member of the center, responsible for technical leadership and for the development of strategies to ensure advancement of goals. The successful candidate will make substantive recommendations to the BCMT Director on staffing actions, will serve as primary contact representing a research group or program internally, and may represent a research group or program to external organizations or funding agencies as appropriate.
Develop, coordinate, direct and evaluate R&D efforts related to LBNL's contributions to the US Magnet Development Program (US MDP); provide technical leadership and develop strategies to ensure advancement towards programmatic goals.
Responsible for staffing actions for an R&D unit within the BCMT, including hiring and personnel management. Provide input/recommendations for overall BCMT staffing.
Serve as prime contact representing a research group or program internally, and may represent a research group or program to external organizations or funding agencies as appropriate.
Delegates authority to subordinate group leaders, establishes accountability for results; ensures Lab and Division missions are well-understood and research is properly aligned with those missions.
Responsible for maintaining a work environment that fosters creativity and innovation in a safe and effective manner, and that supports the Lab's technology transfer mission.
Supervise professionals, technical support staff and students.
Manage schedules and budgets.
Lead major research elements of the US MDP, and participate in the development of BCMT - and broader LBNL - research initiatives.
Provide scientific leadership on the national and international front, identifying critical R&D developments that are needed by the accelerator magnet community and developing and coordinating experiments / research needed to address them.
Exhibit creativity and ingenuity that may lead to significant scientific or engineering breakthroughs in the field of superconducting accelerator magnets and/or other BCMT research areas, and present the research at international conferences and through high-quality journal publications.
Be accountable for results and progress towards research goals.
As a member of a research group:
Participate in the formulation, planning, execution and evaluation of projects with scientists from LBNL and other institutions.
Perform experiments and analyze data.
Provide guidance to professionals working on similar or related scientific problems.
Prepare research papers for publication.
Present research findings at seminars and conferences.
Ph.D. or equivalent experience in science or engineering.
Extensive research experience and leadership in high field accelerator magnet development.
Distinguished accomplishments in the field of accelerator magnet research, and/or substantial contributions to the scientific/technical management of activities of the Laboratory in this field.
Contributions should demonstrate leadership, with national and international recognition or with specific endorsement of contributions by peers.
Demonstrated leadership in developing and directing technical teams related to superconducting accelerator magnets, with proven record of excellence in steering technology development.
Excellent management skills, as evidenced by demonstrated experience in overseeing budgets, schedules, and resources in scientific research and on projects.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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