University of Ottawa (uOttawa)

Call for Letters of Interest: Executive Director, A. E. Lalonde Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

A. E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Board of Directors of the A. E. Lalonde Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (AEL-AMS) is seeking letters of interest from qualified individuals who wish to become the Executive Director sometime in 2021. At that time, the present Director, Dr. Liam Kieser, will be fully devoting his time to the commissioning of the new MICADAS instrument and to innovations associated with the existing 3 MV AMS system. We are seeking an individual with a background in AMS investigations, who can expand the outreach of Lalonde to Canadian science and industry and develop new areas of AMS application. AEL-AMS is one of 17 national research facilities in Canada and is located on the campus of the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

More specifically, the successful candidate will coordinate the operations and direct the outreach of the AEL-AMS lab and ensure the AEL-AMS payroll is met. He or she will identify future research areas at this national research facility for Canadian science and ensure its long-term financial stability. He or she will be responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of a strategic plan to ensure that it acquires and sustains an international reputation for scientific excellence in radioisotope analysis. The Director will oversee AMS operations and is expected to maintain AEL-AMS’ relationship with the Canada Foundation for Innovation regarding the requirements and opportunities for the Major Science Initiatives programme funding the operations of the two accelerator mass spectrometers at the facility. The Executive Director will engage with Canadian industry, universities and governments on the potential benefits of collaboration with the AEL-AMS in science and technology development and promote the facility within the international AMS community.

The successful candidate will have a publication and achievement record that would on its own merit a full professorship in an academic department of the University of Ottawa. The salary range will be commensurate with experience and demonstrated expertise. The position will be a 5-year contract reporting to the Board of Directors. He or she will have a PhD, preferably in physics. Interested applicants should submit letters of interest with their curriculum vitae to Dr. Marie D’Iorio of the Board of Directors at mdiorio@uottawa.ca by July 1st.

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Call for Letters of Interest: Executive Director, A. E. Lalonde Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory