ur commitment to diversity: As we strive to become the world’s premier research institution in the sciences and technologies that underpin critical national security missions, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that highly values a diverse workforce. We recognize that a breadth of perspectives, insights, and experiences are necessary to drive the level of innovation and discovery that is mission critical to national security sciences. Our commitment extends beyond our workforce to the next generation of researchers with STEM education outreach that seeks to engage a diverse range of students.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Initiate, lead and perform independent and impactful R&D; for example, innovative S&T delivered to sponsors, successful proposals, S&T presentations, professional community engagement, inventions/patents/copyrights, publications as appropriate.
- Lead program development activities through sponsor engagements, preparation of proposals and white papers, participation in workshops, as well as other program development activities.
- Develop a vision and implement a cohesive research strategy to ensure the success of new and ongoing research projects.
- Develop and implement plans to leverage new opportunities and/or expand existing efforts.
- Lead by example by exercising scientific integrity in proposing, performing, and communicating research.
- Lead by example to ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures.
- Exemplify a commitment to excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and work cooperatively to leverage scientific capabilities across ORNL.
- Advance the reputation and standing of the group through collaborations, professional society leadership and involvement.
- Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, an M.S. with a minimum of 16 years of experience, B.S. with 20 years of experience.
- Experience in the research, development and deployment of quantum-enabled technologies with a focus on the security of such technologies.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated leadership ability and a strong commitment to a teaming environment.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated track record in national and/or international engagements that seek to sustain and strengthen the quantum security science community.
- Experience working for or collaborating with DOE National Laboratories (or similar R&D organizations).