TheNuclear Science Division (NSD) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invites applications for a Staff Scientist position from scientists with a record of substantial accomplishments and creative ability in the field of nuclear science to support the U.S. Nuclear Data Program.
The mission of the LBNL-UCB Nuclear Data Group is to address the nuclear data needs of the applied and basic nuclear science community while training the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers in the process. The successful candidate will take on significant responsibilities in all aspects of the Nuclear Data Group, playing a leadership role in executing the experimental program and helping develop new directions for the group. They will be heavily involved in the training of students, post-docs and early-career scientists and will share in the scientific administrative requirements of the group, including compiling quarterly reports, and will contribute to the high safety standards and infrastructure of the group.
Provide scientific leadership to the Nuclear Data Group, including defining and implementing the long-term strategic vision.
Provide oversight and management of the group's activities and funding to meet its goal within the national and international data evaluation and measurement community.
Build and strengthen an integrated LBNL-UC Berkeley program in nuclear data evaluation and measurements that utilizes unique local capabilities including the 88-Inch Cyclotron and the High Flux Neutron Generator on the UC-Berkeley campus.
Develop and pursue activities in nuclear data that have significant impact to the USNDP mission, including actively engaging with sponsors and the research and applied communities that use nuclear data to help define the most relevant activities and needs.
Lead a nuclear data measurements program at the 88-Inch Cyclotron and on Campus to determine reaction cross-section and nuclear structure data relevant, for example, to isotope production.
Mentor students and postdoctoral researchers in their research at LBNL, UC Berkeley and other collaborating institutions.
Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) in Nuclear Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or a closely related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the field, including five or more years of relevant professional experience beyond the Ph.D.
Demonstrated success in securing research funds through proposal and grant applications and in carrying out the corresponding research.
Experience leading a research team comprised of scientists and engineers at a wide range of experience levels from student through early-career researcher.
Knowledge and expertise in a broad range of experimental techniques and measurements in nuclear structure and reactions, including neutron-induced reactions, neutron detection, charged particle detectors, gamma-ray spectroscopy.
Recognized national and international reputation and records of accomplishment and publication in Applied and/or Basic Nuclear Science research.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work with senior leaders, manage organizational growth, and advise on operational, management and administrative matters.
Requested Application Materials:
Statement of research experience and interests.
Names and contact information for at least five individuals who can write letters of reference, with at least one from outside the USA.
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Larry Phair at LWPhair@lbl.gov.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however, for full consideration, please submit all application materials by September 15, 2019.
This position requires access to export control and security sensitive information. Therefore the selected incumbent for this position requires U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career appointment.
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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