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Associate Director for Experimental Nuclear Physics

Jefferson Lab is looking to recruit an Associate Director for Experimental Nuclear Physics

  • Closing date: 31 May 2021
  • United States | Jefferson Lab
  • Date posted: 23 Feb 2021
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Nuclear, fusion & energy 

Outstanding opportunity to lead the experimental nuclear physics program at a prestigious, world-leading nuclear physics research facility located in the coastal, southeast region of Virginia. Jefferson Lab is seeking an Associate Director for Experimental Nuclear Physics. 

About the job

The Associate Director for Experimental Nuclear Physics is responsible for the execution of the experimental nuclear physics program of the laboratory. Responsibilities include the management of the Experimental Physics Division of approximately 140 staff including 85 scientists and engineers. The primary nuclear physics research facility is the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility operating at 12 GeV with four experimental halls. The laboratory has an international user community numbering approximately 1600 physicists.

Working in concert with other members of laboratory management, the Associate Director contributes to strategic planning, policy formation, budgeting, and science initiatives.  The Associate Director will partner with leadership team members to support the lab’s broad scientific mission, including the Electron-Ion Collider and development of a computational sciences program.  The Associate Director represents the laboratory with government agencies, the international physics community, other laboratories, universities and other stakeholders. 

  • Lead and manage the Physics Division, which has primary responsibility for the design, construction, commissioning, and operation of the CEBAF experimental facilities installed in Halls A, B, C and D; manage the financial, human, and material resources of the Division, which comprises approximately one-quarter of the Laboratory’s work force.
  • Assure close collaboration with the user community during the equipment  design and construction phases, including supervision of the equipment subsystems built by user groups under joint Memorandums of Understanding and/or CRADAs.
  • Direct the execution of experimental physics research and the publication of the results in appropriate scientific journals.
  • Provide support to scientific  users to optimize the overall scientific productivity of the CEBAF program; collect and report meaningful data that demonstrate the productivity of operations.
  • Chair the Technical Advisory Committee responsible for preparing programmatic impact evaluations of new proposals and advising the Director and Deputy Director on short-range experimental priorities.

About you

You will bring a vision for the future evolution of the different components of the nuclear physics program of the laboratory and the ability to nurture the efforts of a major part of the laboratory and to set a tone and direction which will ensure excellence on the world scale. Important attributes include leadership and communication skills, ability to manage resources and personnel, and technical knowledge relevant to accelerator-based experimental nuclear physics.

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Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, colour, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

About us

Our diverse team at Jefferson Lab includes more than 750 people, including physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing advanced computing and applied research, we are on the leading edge of science and technology.

We believe fostering an inclusive work environment encourages collaboration across the community, leads to a greater exploration of ideas, and is key to the success of the Lab’s mission. Diversity should be embraced in all forms, placing emphasis on positive experiences for our employees, users, and all others that work or visit the Jefferson Lab campus.

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is a US Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory based in Newport News, Virginia.


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