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    The Scientific User Facilities Division supports R&D, planning, construction, and operation of a nationwide suite of major scientific facilities. These user facilities include large x-ray light sources, neutron scattering centers, and research centers for nanoscale science. They provide state-of-the-art instrumentation to create and measure materials and chemical systems. Tens of thousands of scientists from universities, industry, and government laboratories use them each year.

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    As the Director, Scientific User Facilities Division you will:

    • Provide leadership and direction in establishing vision, strategic plans, goals, and objectives for the research activities and facilities supported.
    • Plan, develop, and implement vital, productive, forefront research programs conducted in Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, universities, and other public and private institutions.
    • Maintain awareness of international activities related to the division portfolio and provide leadership and vision for world-leading facilities and research capabilities.
    • Assure adequate financing for the activities in the area of responsibility, set priorities for activities, and apportion available funding among them. Develop budget requests and manages the budget in accordance with prescribes practices set forth by the organization and the DOE.
    • Review and make final approvals on staff recommendations concerning research agreements and individual proposals for research, facility or instrumentation projects.
    • Implement rigorous merit evaluation using independent peer review for new and ongoing activities supported in accordance with the requirements identified in the Code of Federal
    • Advise and assist the head of the office in the formulations and management of ongoing and new programs and policies. Respond to policy questions, resolve management problems, and keep the head of the organization informed of the progress and prospects of activities in the area of responsibility.
    • Maintain strong, collegial relations with other programs within the office, the organization, DOE field offices, DOE laboratories, academic, and other institutions both domestic and foreign, and the broad scientific community. Also maintain strong, collegial relations with the DOE technology offices and assesses the relevance of research activities to the missions of the DOE as well as the broad national energy agenda. Coordinate research activities with those of other Federal agencies that play roles in the support of major scientific user facilities based on x-ray light sources, neutron scattering, and nanoscale science.
    • Represent the division, the office, the organization, and the DOE in matters pertaining to the portfolio of the division to professional societies, coordinating committees, task forces, and various other entities, including national entities.
    • Ensure that all activities are performed in a safe and environmentally conscientious manner by staff at DOE headquarters and by researchers and activities supported by the resources in the area of responsibility.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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