Requisition Id 1514
The Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks a distinguished scientist with exceptional leadership experience and skills to serve as Program Director for the Federated Instruments Initiative, and special advisor to the Associate Laboratory Director for Computing. This position is part of the ORNL Strategic Hire program and will be responsible for providing technical leadership for world-class research programs.
The science of the 21st century demands computational capability well beyond what is available today. ORNL and the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science intend to lead the world in computational science and engineering as a tool for frontier scientific discovery to deliver new insights and significant breakthroughs with far-reaching impact for U.S. scientific leadership, industrial competitiveness, and national security. ORNL aspires to be the home of a wealth of resources to accomplish these goals:
National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS)
DOE Leadership Computing Facility (LCF)
Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)
Regional Cyber Infrastructure of Science
Classified Computing (for national security and energy assurance)
The successful candidate will help establish a research agenda and deployment strategy for federating the diverse scientific instruments and facilities at ORNL within ORNL and across the DOE complex to impact broadly the DOE Office of Science mission described above. Autonomy of these resources and the information infrastructure developed to connect them is a key goal in establishing the desired federation. The successful candidate will establish long-range plans for proposed programs; and, act in both a managerial and technical capacity in providing project leadership. Responsibilities of the position also include developing programs for delivering an information capability that seamlessly connects the instruments and facilities at ORNL, with the potential for much higher utilization of these resources than currently achievable and developing scientific computing programs in areas critical to the DOE Office of Science and other Federal agencies. The Program director will be responsible for ensuring all objectives for projects are met consistent with the scientific and technical expectations of DOE and the user community; maintaining relationships with key sponsors; communicating the vision for leadership computing to the computational science community at large; and, leading scientific programs and administration, planning, budgeting, and operations.
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics or Theoretical Computer Science Research.
12+ years of relevant research experience.
Previous research and program management experience in embedded, distributed, and/or high-performance computing, autonomous systems, complex systems, and networking.
Extensive experience in developing, planning, organizing, leading and managing activities of a major organizational unit within a major R&D facility, including a working knowledge of policies and guidelines that relate to administration and management of complex R&D organizations.
Extensive experience managing large projects with multi-million-dollar budgets.
Excellent communication skills and technical expertise at the highest levels of scientific enterprise.
The ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy.
ORNL Ethics and Conduct:
As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity
Benefits at ORNL:
UT Battelle offers an exceptional benefits package to include matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and Medical / Dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free Fitness facilities.
UT Battelle offers a wide range of relocation benefits for individuals and families to make it easier to come and work here. If you are invited to interview, please ask your Recruiter about relocating with ORNL.
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.
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