Jefferson Lab is a world-leading nuclear physics facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
The Accelerator Operations, Research & Development Division operates the 12 GeV Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility in support of the experimental nuclear physics program and user community, numbering more than 1500 scientists. In addition, the Division develops and fabricates superconducting accelerating RF cavities and modules for CEBAF as well as for other national facilities, operates the Low Energy Recirculator Facility, engages in advanced accelerator technology development and is working, in collaboration with national and international labs, on Electron Ion Collider design. The Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators (CASA), is an integrated center of excellence in accelerator science and technology presently comprising around 20 experts in various areas of accelerator physics and technology.
The CASA Director is responsible for developing and promoting CASA as a world leading center in accelerator and beam physics. Under the CASA Director’s guidance, the Center is responsible for providing accelerator physics expertise and support to the operation of CEBAF, the Low Energy Recirculator Facility (LERF) and Upgraded Injector Test Facility (UITF). Additionally, the Director leads the Center’s engagement in the development of emerging technologies in the field of Accelerator Physics.
Essential Job Functions:
• In coordination with the Associate Director, develop and implement a plan for promoting CASA capabilities for support of operation of CEBAF and other facilities in the lab • Strengthen CASA’s and Jefferson Lab’s global impact in scientific and technological area • Promote CASA’s contribution to design activities for an Electron Ion Collider • Represent CASA and its interests both inside and outside Jefferson Laboratory • Lead the efforts to improve accelerator performance and reliability through advanced measurements, data analysis, and/or other methods of accelerator and beam physics • Lead CASA staff to develop and execute beam physics experiments and test plans with the goal to improve accelerator understanding • Regularly attend Main Control Center meetings and other planning meetings on day-to-day accelerator operations
a) Ph.D. in physics or other relevant field with 15 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience in particle accelerator operation, construction, research and development.
b) At least five years of experience in a scientific technical leadership position.
c) A record of significant personal contribution to commissioning and operation of colliders or large accelerator facilities.
d) A record of successful management of scientific research, facilities operations or projects.
e) A solid record of personal scientific publications and a record of promoting and managing publications of others and promoting career development of staff members.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
a) Demonstrated knowledge of the broad field of accelerator science and technology, including both theoretical and experimental accelerator physics, supported by a vision for the future evolution of accelerator science and technology.
b) Functional knowledge of beam dynamics in accelerators and accelerator systems, including beam optics, RF, magnets, beam diagnostics, control systems, superconducting cavities, etc.
c) Skilled at training and coaching staff and acting decisively when performance or behaviors deviate from the organizations high standards.
d) Presents and expresses ideas and information clearly and in a manner appropriate for the audience to facilitate the open exchange of information.
e) Demonstrated commitment to (i) the safety of staff, users, vendors, and visitors, (ii) a respectful, diverse, and inclusive work environment, and (iii) integrity, ethical conduct, and avoidance of real or perceived conflicts of interest.
• Ability to comprehend, formulate, and communicate highly abstract concepts • Ability to express or exchange complex ideas by means of spoken and written communication • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and develop models
• Ability to get across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas. • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods. • Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations and read documents. • Ability to recognize and respond to audible and visual alarms and emergency commands. • Maintain a valid driver's license and ability to travel to, from, and around the Jefferson Lab site and other DOE facilities without assistance. This includes occasional emergency response duties after regularly scheduled work hours and under adverse weather conditions.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 11931
About Jefferson Lab
The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, located in Newport
News, Virginia, is operated by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC for the
Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The primary mission of the lab
is to explore the fundamental nature of confined states of quarks and
gluons, including the nucleons that comprise the mass of the visible
universe. Jefferson Lab is also a world-leader in the development of the
superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) technology utilized for the lab's
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF). This technology
is the basis for an increasing array of applications at Jefferson Lab,
other DOE labs, and in the international scientific community.
Jefferson Lab has more than 700 full-time employees and an international
scientific user community of more than 1,300 researchers whose work has
resulted in scientific data from 175 experiments to date. Research at
Jefferson Lab also contributes to thesis research material for about
one-third of all U.S. Ph.D.s awarded annually in Nuclear Physics. The
Lab's outstanding science education programs for K-12 students,
undergraduates and teachers build critical knowledge and skills in the
physical sciences that are needed to solve many of the nation's future
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