For decades, Berkeley Lab has been at the forefront of energy storage innovation and continues to lead both fundamental and applied research in the areas of electrochemistry and electrochemical energy storage and conversion. Expanding upon that historic strength, the Lab is currently seeking an Executive Director to plan, execute, and manage the Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center.
The Executive Director of the Energy Storage Center will tackle complex energy storage challenges that require new approaches to guide the science, technology and policy of systems, infrastructure, and manufacturing with applications ranging from electric vehicles to grid level storage.
Reporting to the Energy Technologies Area and working closely with Sr. Lab scientific management, the ideal candidate will be a proven leader and have Laboratory-wide responsibility to identify, engage, and harness the Laboratory's capabilities to develop and accelerate the translation of basic and applied research results into real-world energy storage solutions. The Executive Director will develop and implement a compelling plan for the Energy Storage Center, and optimize and expand the Lab's portfolio of energy storage research which draws upon Berkeley's significant strengths in several relevant areas, such as energy technologies, material and chemical sciences, computational sciences and policy, and includes electrochemical, thermal, and chemical storage.
What You Will Do:
Plan, develop, and execute the Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center
Develop and oversee the implementation of a strategic plan for the Energy Storage Center
Optimize and expand the portfolio of multidisciplinary proposals addressing strategic energy storage priorities
Articulate and develop energy storage long-term and short-term scientific/technical project and program goals
Lead team of multidisciplinary researchers to execute scientific, technical and program development strategies
Develop Energy Storage Center capabilities in:
next-generation energy storage for transportation and buildings
battery manufacturing science
next-generation energy storage for transportation
grid-energy storage capabilities and innovations toward use on demand
Develop and maintain a network of government, academic, and industry contacts that lead to the discovery of new opportunities in energy storage
Identify critical research collaborations with various Berkeley Lab scientific disciplines, fellow national laboratories, UC Berkeley, other academic institutions, and public and private sector entities
Work with policymakers in developing pathways for the applications of energy storage in Grid applications in pursuit of a resilient energy infrastructure
Represent Berkeley Lab energy storage efforts within Berkeley Lab as well as to UC Berkeley and other UCs, UCOP, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), other relevant federal and state agencies, and internal groups
Engage with and lead scientific community activities related to energy storage
What is Required:
Advanced degree in chemistry, material sciences, physics, engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of education and professional experience
Recognized as an expert and leader in the energy storage field
Outstanding track record of funding and initiative development
Exceptional written and oral communication skills and ability to work with a diverse set of scientific and non-technical stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to bring together large teams
Demonstrated skills in intellectual leadership, communication of complex scientific concepts, and management of multi-disciplinary teams
Must be intuitive and possess the ability to challenge the status quo and find synergy from different ideas and approaches, develop approaches required for successful implementation, and mitigate constraints affecting success
Experience in strategic planning associated with complex challenges requiring diverse expertise
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Ph.D.or master's degree in chemistry, material sciences, physics, engineering, or a related field.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This position is a full time 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
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
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) 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 Office of Science.
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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.