Essential Duties and Responsibilties:
- Manage the Group’s staff and budget and address personnel issues such as new hires, raises, promotions and discipline.
- Provide regular monitoring and oversight of all science and technology projects being undertaken by Group members and of the technological developments that support them; keeps the chair NN up-to-date and aware of funding, personnel, project management, ESS&H or other issues that require attention.
- Approve subcontracts, travel, time cards, and personal leave.
- Represent the Group and at times, the Department, in internal meetings with BNL senior management, Procurement and Property Management, the Technology Transfer Office, Business Operations, and Research Operations, and externally in meetings with sponsors and collaborators.
- Serve as a liaison between the Nonproliferation and National Security Department, the Nuclear Sciences and Technology Department, the Environment and Climate Science Department, the Computational Science Initiative and the Instrumentation Division.
- Host visitors from the US government, other national laboratories and companies.
- Identify capabilities across BNL that are of interest to sponsors such as the Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of Defense, and the intelligence community.
- Form collaborations and develop programs to address the needs of aforementioned sponsors.
- Manage projects in support of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Contribute to BNL’s growing portfolio in intelligence.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Nuclear Engineering or a related field.
- Ten (10) years’ related work experience in national security, homeland security or related fields, to include staff supervision.
- Demonstrated track record of securing government sponsorship for diverse research and development programs and achieving goals on schedule and within budget.
- Ability to build teams, track effort and budgets, and manage projects to completion.
- Strong publication records.
- Experience in laboratory work, field testing and deployment of radiation detection equipment.
- Ability to mentor students and early- and mid-career professionals.
- Knowledge of U.S. government agencies’ programs and funding.
- Demonstrated track record of successful program development.
- Knowledge of the current state-of-the-art and technology gaps in homeland security.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” security clearance.
- English communication skills.
- Knowledge of U.S. national laboratories’ work in homeland security and nuclear safeguards.
- Project management skills.
- Ability and availability for foreign and domestic travel.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Active DOE "Q” clearance.
- Experience as Principal Investigator for US Department of Energy or National Nuclear Security Administration-funded projects.
- Experience in the supervision of scientists and engineers, including other principal investigators.
- Knowledge of BNL procurement, travel, and other administrative policies.
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Must be able to pass Radworker training requirements and be willing to work in a radiation environment.
- The regular work day will be 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, but irregular hours are sometimes required when hosting visitors, conducting training, or traveling.
- Group Leaders are often expected to participate in extracurricular activities with guests, locally and regionally.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
- Medical Plans
- Dental Plans
- Life Insurance
- 401(k) Plan
- Retirement Plan
- Paid Parental Leave
- Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits