Senior/Chief Scientist for Compact X-ray Light Source Initiative
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Senior/Chief Scientist for Compact X-ray Light Source Initiative

Organization and Job IDJob ID: 302328
Directorate: Environmental and Molecular Sciences Laboratory

Scientific ResourcesJob DescriptionAre you ready to transform the world through discovery and innovation?

At the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) we tackle on the biggest challenges in fundamental science and national security every day. Our scientists and researchers work in a collaborative environment, taking courageous and creative approaches to impact our nations most intractable scientific challenges in securing our homeland, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and protecting our natural resources.
PNNL has embarked on a bold new research and development agenda aimed at building a first-of-its-kind compact x-ray light source that rivals 2nd and 3rd generation synchrotron sources but with a fraction of the size and operating cost of these other facilities.

This new capability would be integrated into the state-of-the-art, multi-modal tool suite available at PNNLs Environmental and Molecular Sciences Laboratory User Facility.

The development and operation of such a source would enable a new paradigm in x-ray science, opening doors to new science campaigns that are not feasible with todays instruments and business models.

The Compact X-ray Light Source (CXLS) Initiative is the first step in achieving this goal.
We are currently seeking a Sr./Chief Scientist with a passion for, and strong experience in leading and managing multi-disciplinary research teams to address challenging technical problems.

The successful candidate will lead the CXLS Initiative and oversee the development, integration and operation of a new X-ray capability at PNNL.
In addition to providing internal technical leadership, the Initiative Lead will work closely with PNNL leadership and external collaborators to lead the proposal for the next-generation machine including the personnel, infrastructure and facility needs.

Successful candidates will have a strong knowledge of DOE Office of Science research interests and be recognized by Office of Science Program Managers as a leader in the field.

The Lead will also work with our other senior scientists, research leaders and management in developing strategies for advancing research, lead proposal development, deliver new technologies and capabilities, and interact with key clients. Successful candidates would also be responsible for leading the transition of these concepts to be deployed within the national/international community.Minimum RequirementsScientist, Level V
- Minimum Education Requirement: BS 9+ years experience, MS 7+ years experience, PhD 5+ years experience
- Technical Expertise: National or international authority. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of scientific or engineering principles in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
- Level of Responsibility: Exercises an identifiable expertise by making significant and progressive contributions.
- Breadth of Technical Knowledge: Advances state of the art technologies and concepts.
Scientist, Level VI (Laboratory Fellow)
- Minimum Education Requirement: PhD 7+ years experience (distinguished personal achievements)
- Technical Expertise: Widely recognized international/national authority. Technical contributions recognized as having a very substantial impact on advancing the current state of knowledge and understanding in scientific or technical disciplines.
- Level of Responsibility: Nationally recognized Laboratory authority in a broad specialization or a narrow, intensely specialized field.
- Breadth of Technical Knowledge: Innovates new technologies that define scientific and technical directions/frontiers.QualificationsA Master's degree with 15 years experience or a Ph.D. with 10 years experience is required.
Keen understanding of principles and components of an inverse Compton scattering based X-ray source including electron generators, linear accelerators, photon-electron interactions and X-ray optics.
There will be a review of a candidate's academic and research credentials by an appropriate peer committee before an offer can be extended.
Technical contributions must be recognized as having a substantial impact on advancing the current state of knowledge and understanding in mathematics scientific or technical disciplines with a demonstrated track record in innovative and applied mathematical solutions.
Demonstrated leadership, networking, organizational, negotiating, communications, and mentoring skills, coupled with the desire and ability to interact with clients, prepare successful research proposals, and define future research directions.
An established publication record is required, as is a demonstrated track record of successful capability development.

The ability to represent the Laboratory in x-ray science at national and international events.Equal Employment OpportunityPacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States

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