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Group Lead- Condensed Matter & Materials Physics

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for! Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Condensed Matter & Materials Physics group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a technical career as a Group Lead! The Group Lead will provide technical, strategic, and human capital leadership at the "Group" level for the Condensed Matter and Materials Physics group, B615, within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MS&E) of the Energy and Environment Science and Technology (EES&T) directorate at INL. This group coordinates and leads the research, development, and deployment (RD&D) associated with developing a comprehensive, atomic-to-bulk understanding of material behavior in extreme environments. Group leadership duties are expected to constitute 20-30% of effort, while the remainder of effort is expected to be dedicated to technical work. Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead as well as support programs, including internal and external proposal efforts to secure funding for scientific/engineering work and other business development opportunities.
  • Build, lead and support effective teams to implement scientific and engineering work.
  • Participate in program development activities, both in lead and supporting roles
  • Lead materials testing programs, including resolving test matrices, troubleshooting issues, and analyzing data.
  • Develop new characterization and materials development/manufacturing facilities and capabilities.
  • Serve as a major or sole contributor to the generation of reports, publications.
  • Conduct and document work at an appropriate quality level, including collection and interpretation of laboratory data, planning of research tasks, as well as assessing and applying a wide range of research techniques to those tasks.
  • Enhance the technical and professional skills of junior staff through active mentoring and training.
  • Represent the MS&E Department and INL with sponsors and peers through programmatic and technical presentations.
  • Identify and build synergetic intra- and inter-directorate (within-INL) as well as external collaborations especially with the goal of developing and initiation new materials-based projects and programs.
  • Identify and coordinate synergetic collaborations between modeling and experimental activities essential to peers and partners to INL.
  • Direct and contribute to the completion of achievements on multiple projects and programmatic objectives. Manager Responsibilities Include:
    • Acting for the Department Manager, including attending and conducting meetings, providing department information, approving timesheets, etc., in the absence of the Department Manager.
    • Providing the Department Manager with input on quarterly staff performance reviews including appropriate critical feedback, personal goal setting, and career development.
    • Assisting the Department Manager in creating, updating, and performing a strategic plan for the group and the department at large.
    • Assisting the Department Manager by supervising talent development, including recruiting key new staff and retaining existing staff, and identifying professional growth opportunities for group members.
    • Ensuring work within the group is carried out safely and efficiently, within budget parameters and appropriate scope.
    • Developing and maintaining the group's existing technical capability base; identifies and builds new group capabilities associated with the mission area; acquires and carries out technical programs.
    • Providing technical leadership for the group and assist in coordinating and aligning group activities with departmental and EES&T goals
    • Demonstrating technical leadership within the group's area of study/field.
    • Providing input to weekly department updates for assigned group projects including development of presentation material to be used to highlight group capabilities to potential internal and external customers. Minimum Requirements:
      • PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, Applied Physics, or related field and at least 10 years of related post-PhD experience.
      • Requisite experience in condense matter and/or materials physics, including advanced structure/property characterization of materials, development of new materials, neutron irradiation effects, and advanced instrumentation development for materials characterization.
      • Established reputation and relationships with other national and international researchers in Condensed Matter Physics related work.
      • A track record for identifying synergetic collaborations between experimental and modeling activities within, and external, to organizations where researcher has previously (or currently) worked.
      • Proven track record or meeting the technical goals of partner internal and external to organizations where the researcher has previously or currently worked.
      • Demonstrated experience building and leading effective teams and enhancing the technical and professional skills of junior and experienced staff through active mentoring and training.
      • Established track record for serving as the lead in technical decision-making and direction at the medium to large-scale project level.
      • Strong background and an established record of high-quality research in structural materials.
      • Proven record of conceiving and developing multi-disciplinary research projects on structure/property relationships of materials, including demonstrated success in winning competitively awarded funded proposals.
      • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
      • Record of commitment to safe, secure, and environmentally sound operations.
      • A strong record of achievement through reports, publications, intellectual property, or technical products.
      • Familiarity with National Laboratory programs. Preferred Requirements:
        • Able to integrate modeling and simulations into all aspects of the aforementioned areas. Job Information
          • Salary Grade: ......
          • Chosen applicants are required to show a "demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment." INL Overview: INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions. INL Mission: Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. INL Vision: Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure. Selective Service Requirements: To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see Equal Employment Opportunity: Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. COVID Safety Protocols: As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidate compliance with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable. Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID - 19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. Reasonable Accommodation: We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Other Information: When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration. Benefits & Salary: We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: . Qualifications . Primary Location: US-ID-Idaho FallsJob: Administrative Support(Non-Ex)Organization: Energy & Environment Science & Technology (Bxxx)Schedule: Full-timeEmployee Status: RegularJob Posting: Nov 2, 2021, 6:35:49 PMUnposting Date: Nov 10, 2021, 6:59:00 AM

Keywords: Battelle Energy Alliance, Idaho Falls , Group Lead- Condensed Matter & Materials Physics, Other , Idaho Falls, Idaho

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