Nanoscience & Technology Division Director (#407396) Physical Sciences & Engineering Directorate (PSE)
Argonne National Laboratory invites applications for the position of Director of the Nanoscience and Technology Division (NST) to lead world-class multidisciplinary science and vibrant user research programs. NST’s mission centers on cutting-edge science and productive operation of the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), one of five Department of Energy (DOE) Nanoscale Science Research Center user facilities, which employs ~35 scientific staff as well as operational staff. The CNM hosts over 600 external users per year and provides expertise and capabilities through research groups that include: i) Electron and X-ray Microscopy, ii) Nanofabrication and Devices, iii) Nanophotonics and Biofunctional Structures, iv) Quantum and Energy Materials, and v) Theory and Modeling (additional descriptions of groups and activities appear at http://www.anl.gov/cnm). NST’s staff conduct independent and collaborative research, support users, and develop new capabilities. These efforts include responding to research funding opportunities, developing advanced instrumentation, and growing scientific research programs around the synthesis, fabrication, characterization, and modeling of novel nanoscale materials and harnessing of nanoscale phenomena for advances in fundamental and applied science.
The Division Director will be expected to work with NST scientific and support staff to: (1) interact with DOE program managers for Scientific User Facilities and other sponsoring entities in addition to Argonne management, (2) enhance the strengths and visibility of existing multidisciplinary staff and user research programs, (3) identify, bolster, and refine research directions that are strategically aligned with DOE’s missions in energy, environment, and security; (4) enable a world-class user program with engaged, diverse staff and user community; (5) recruit, hire, and retain world-class researchers; (6) promote interactions and enhance collaborations with other programmatic directorates and user facilities; (7) foster and maintain highest standards in environmental, safety, health, and quality assurance for all of the Division’s activities, and (8) exercise and foster Argonne core values of impact/innovation, safety, respect, integrity, and teamwork. (9) The Director helps plan, strategize, and guide the division through major grant reviews including the DOE triennial review that seeks renewal of the grant that supports CNM operations. The Division Director works closely with a Deputy, who helps facilitate operation of the division, as well as interfaces with a scientific advisory committee. The 5 research groups are headed by Group Leaders that meet regularly with the Division Director to help strategize and advise.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D., an internationally recognized research stature and active research efforts, 10+ years of scientific leadership in the physical sciences or related fields with experience in nanoscience, and a proven track record of managing multidisciplinary research programs.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (including education, employment, list of publications, awards, patents) and a cover letter highlighting interest in the role and potential opportunities in nanoscience, noting key credentials, and accomplishments. The position will remain open until filled.
You can apply for this role here: https://tinyurl.com/ANLNSTDD407396
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