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Deputy Division Head for Magnet Technology

Fermilab is seeking outstanding candidates for a deputy division head for magnet technology

  • Closing date: 10 Feb 2021
  • United States | Fermilab
  • Date posted: 14 Jan 2021
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Materials science  | Engineering & instrumentation

Fermilab is seeking outstanding candidates for a deputy division head for magnet technology in the applied physics and superconducting technology division (APSTD).

The position provides unique opportunities to contribute to and shape the world-class magnet accelerator technology enterprise, including research into high field magnets to enable future accelerators and non-accelerator fundamental physics experiments, as well as the production of custom designed focusing and steering magnets for various accelerators.

You will

  • Provide oversight and line management for the magnet technology part of APSTD.
  • Work with APSTD division head on strategic vision/planning to ensure a strong future for magnets at Fermilab.
  • Participate in development of plans and procedures through which the division delivers required services to implement the laboratory’s current and planned experimental and operating programs.
  • Act on behalf of the division head as assigned or in the division head’s absence.
  • Participate in director’s meetings and other discussions as a member of the laboratory’s management team when the division head is not available.
  • Represent the division on scientific, operational and/or programmatic issues as assigned.
  • Conduct specific scientific, operational or management studies with respect to the activities of the division as assigned.
  • Organize, oversee, and direct the activities of division personnel to accomplish the short and long term responsibilities of the division in support of the laboratory mission.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable laboratory policies, federal/state regulation, the Department of Energy Contract and DOE orders covering assigned areas; implement existing policies, procedures and practices to ensure that division operations and services are safely and effectively provided; recommend changes as appropriate.
  • Manage the responsibilities of assigned Departments; ensure that employees are adequately skilled, trained and that all activities are conducted in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Oversee and is responsible for safety, quality and contractor assurance programs and plans for assigned departments.
  • Plan and manage the department(s) budget(s); approve costs and ensure that expenditures are appropriate for continuation of operations, provision of services and in line with budget.
  • Be responsible for all personnel actions for subordinate departments including hiring, promotions, pay increases, performance reviews, disciplinary actions and terminations.
  • Abide by and is responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position.

We are looking for

  • PhD in physics, materials science, engineering or other relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum seven years of post-PhD experience.
  • Demonstrated record of successful research in magnet technology with the international stature, as evidenced by the publication record, presentations, awards, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful management of groups consisting of scientists, engineers, technicians with the goal of achieving research or technological goals.

Application instructions

Interested candidates should submit applications to the Fermilab website and Academic Jobs Online (AJO).

The AJO application should include:

  • A cover letter.
  • Magnet technology development vision statement (not to exceed two pages).
  • A curriculum vitae with a list of publications.
  • At least three letters of reference (not to exceed six letters).

For general information about this position, please contact Alexander Romanenko at

Fermilab is an equal opportunity employer.

Underrepresented groups/women/disabled/veterans are encouraged to apply.



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