Brookhaven National Laboratory seeks an accelerator OR laser scientist with a distinguished record of research to serve as the Accelerator Test Facility Associate Director to help support and direct the scientific and user mission of the ATF. The Associate Director will play a central role in defining the scientific vision for the facility, oversee user operations at the facility, serve as an interface to the advanced accelerator and laser communities, and contribute to the facility’s research and development efforts. The selected candidate will also be expected to participate in the broader accelerator science and technology efforts at the laboratory.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with the ATF Director and Facility Scientist to:
- Develop and maintain a compelling scientific vision and program for the facility
- Organize and execute the ATF user program that adheres to the laboratory’s ESH and DOE’s Accelerator Conduct of Operations policies
- Coordinate ongoing facility upgrades
- Attract, retain and foster the development of a team of advanced accelerator and laser experts to ensure delivery of a world-class user program
- Support collaborative research efforts in advanced accelerator and laser technology within the laboratory and with outside collaborators
- Communicate the facility’s science vision, research efforts, and operating model to a broad group of stakeholders including BNL management, the Department of Energy, the advanced accelerator community, and the ATF’s advisory committees
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ph.D. degree in Physics or related discipline, with a specialization in lasers or accelerator physics.
- A minimum of 10 years directly related experience working in a laboratory environment, to include supervisory experience.
- Familiarity with DOE programs and/or DOE Office of Science National Laboratories or other federally funded research organizations
- A significant record of research and publications pertaining to laser and/or particle accelerator systems
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build collegial relationships with both staff, laboratory management and an international research community
- Strong technical decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Strong strategic thinking skills to address both facility research directions as well as overarching programmatic needs.