The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (CAD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at BNL. To support this program, the CAD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV. This includes a combination of custom designed and built parts and vendor produced components developed by a collaboration of the CAD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. The CAD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The CAD performs all these functions in an environmentally responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.
Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
BNL seeks a distinguished accelerator scientist or engineer with extensive expertise in the development and operation of large accelerator facilities and with a distinguished research record in Accelerator Science and Technology (AS&T) to lead CAD. CAD (https://www.bnl.gov/cad/) has a staff of about four hundred employees and a total annual budget of $200M. The Chair of CAD reports to the Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear and Particle Physics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Efficient and safe management and operation of the CAD accelerator facilities for a large and international user community. The facilities presently comprise of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and its injectors, the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL), the Medical Isotope Research and Production program, and the Tandem facility with commercial users.
Advance and champion an active and world-leading accelerator R&D program and foster innovation through scientific collaborations within the laboratory and other accelerator labs world-wide.
Develop and drive a strategic long-term vision for the present and future accelerator facilities at CAD
Attract, retain, and develop a diverse and engaged workforce for facility operations and vibrant R&D activities
Effectively represent and communicate CAD’s activities and needs to all stakeholders, including CAD staff, the user community, the laboratory organizations, and funding agencies.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
PhD in Physics, Engineering or other closely related field
Well-known accomplishments in the field of accelerator physics and engineering, supported by an evidence of peer recognition and publications
20 years of relevant experience including five years of operational, management and supervisory experience in a DOE facility or equivalent, including leadership, fiscal, and human capital management
Demonstrated experience of delivering excellent, efficient, and safe accelerator facility operations
Demonstrated ability to achieve results through motivating people, leading teams with complementary strengths, building consensus, and problem-solving in a team environment
Excellent oral and written communications capabilities, including developing and delivering presentations
Ability to travel nationally and internationally
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with DOE programs, DOE Office of Science and US National Laboratories
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.
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