Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The mission of the Instrumentation Division (IO) is to develop state-of-the-art instrumentation required for experimental research programs at Brookhaven Lab and to maintain the expertise and facilities in specialized high technology areas essential for this work. Development of facilities is motivated by present Brookhaven research programs and anticipated future directions of research. Our work has a significant impact on programs throughout the world that rely on state-of-the-art radiation detectors and readout electronics.
The Division is internationally recognized for its contribution to the growth, characterization and application of photocathodes to generate high brightness electron beams. It houses multiple cathode laboratories, UHV/XHV chambers equipped with thin film deposition systems, and a variety of diagnostic tools. We have ongoing successful collaborations with facilities such as NSLS II, CHESS, CFN, ATF, and RHIC for measuring material and performance properties of cathodes throughout their life cycle from pre-production to post-consumption. Presently, we are embarking on the study of engineered cathodes, a field in its infancy for this application.
The development of a long-range plan for BNL's photocathode (PC) R&D and production capability is underway. We are seeking candidates with strong potential to shape and then lead the execution of this plan as well as engage in the current projects and planned upgrades. The timeline for the transition to group leader will be influenced by the experience of the successful candidate. In this role, the successful candidate will:
work with the IO leadership team to make decisions about the IO PC R&D strategy and participate with BNL leadership to guide broader BNL plans for this group.
identify areas and agencies that can benefit from PCR&D, engage with them to write proposals and solicit support.
collaborate with IO staff and mutually enhance IO capabilities.
identify and engage in programs within BNL and direct PC R&D as well as production capabilities accordingly
collaborate with scientists from across BNL, other DOE Laboratories, US government, academia, and industry and engage in research endeavors.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
You are qualified for this role of Scientist - Photocathode Research, Development and Production if:
You have at least 10 years of experience of conducting research in the field of photocathodes;
You have achieved distinction through research advances in the field of photocathode science and technology;
You collaborate effectively in interdisciplinary teams, in both leadership and supporting roles;
You have experience with managing and coordinating research activities funded by the DOE Office of Science or other government agencies;
You have earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a suitable Engineering discipline;
You have acquired national and international recognition by one's scientific peers, e.g., honors, citations, invited talks at major meetings, advisory committee memberships, editorships, etc.;
You are committed to fostering an environment of safe scientific work practices.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
You are well-matched to this position if:
You have led a research program in photocathodes that has a sustained record of world-class accomplishments;
You are a compelling science communicator, both verbally and in writing;
You can articulate a compelling vision for a program of fundamental and applied research in photoemission/photoemitters
You have experience mentoring other scientists;
You understand and value the role of scientific user facilities within the worldwide research ecosystem.
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Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
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.