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Oak Ridge TN Full Time Posted by: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Posted: Saturday, 1 August 2020
 
 
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Requisition Id 3698

Overview:

We are seeking a Group Leader for Scalable Algorithms and Coupled Physics in the Computational Science and Engineering Division (CSED). CSED focuses on transdisciplinary computational science and analytics at scale to enable scientific discovery across the physical sciences, engineered systems, and biomedicine and health. It provides foundations and advances in quantum information sciences to enable quantum computers, devices, and networked systems. It develops community applications, data assets, and technologies and provides assurance to build knowledge and impact in novel, crosscut-science outcomes.

The Advanced Computing Methods for Engineered Systems Section within CSED develops scalable and coupled algorithms for engineering, cybernetics, autonomous complex systems applications. The Scalable algorithms and Coupled Physics group creates performance portable applications, supporting algorithms, and libraries for coupled physics simulations on LCF. Leads development for Kokkos, CoPA/Cabana/Picasso, deal.ii, ArborX/DTK, C++ standards committee representation.

Purpose

The Group Leader will provide Research and Development (R&D) leadership to the group that strategically advances science and technology consistent with ORNL's aspiration to be the world's premier R&D institution and ORNL's science culture.

The R&D Group Leader brings together a group of peers with the primary goal of pursuing global scientific leadership in their field, nurtures ORNL's culture among group members, and continues to build and scale up individual excellence and impact in R&D. The R&D Group Leader reports to and works closely with the R&D Section Head to implement the group's scientific vision; develops group members to enable their career advancement; establishes capabilities that enable programs to excel at the forefront of science and technology; performs R&D to advance the field of knowledge and/or technology in one's respective specialty; sets, implements, and models standards for performance of work consistent with Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) requirements and business rules; and ensures a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard, and appreciated-a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.

Research

We seek scientists/engineers/analysts that are recognized leaders in their area of technical expertise. They will initiate, lead and perform independent R&D on an ongoing basis.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Develop a vision and implement a cohesive group research strategy to ensure the success of new and ongoing research projects to position the group for future success.
  • Develop and implement plans to exploit new opportunities and/or expand existing efforts.
  • Assist staff in setting performance goals consistent with the group's strategy and members' long-term career goals. Provide feedback to address performance issues in a timely manner.
  • Provide relevant input to assist the R&D Section Head with staff development while providing direct and impactful guidance to staff on regular basis.
  • Attract a quality, diverse pool of top candidates and hire staff members who are committed to world-class R&D and aspire to be the best in their field.
  • Lead by example by exercising the principles in ORNL's Research Code of Conduct as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research.
  • Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle's Safe Conduct of Research principles
  • Lead ESH&Q by example and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Exemplify a commitment to One ORNL by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.

Service

  • Serve as immediate supervisor for staff members in group.
  • Encourage staff to think and dream big, take appropriate risks in their work, and develop skills that will enable them to pursue new ideas, scientific passions, and research programs.
  • Advance the reputation of the group members and standing of the group as a whole through establishing collaborations, Professional Society leadership and involvement, and organization of technical events.
  • Support group members by consistently reviewing technical products such as proposals, publications, and artifacts to ensure high quality and consistency with ORNL standards.
  • Build strong teams across ORNL.
  • Connect staff to your scientific network and professional societies.
  • Hold regular scientific/technical group meetings and be visible in the labs and workplace.
  • Assume front-line responsibility for safety in the group's laboratory; mentor and empower the Laboratory Space Managers to create a strong safety culture.
  • Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL cybersecurity policies and guidelines.

Accountabilities:

  • To group staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth.
  • To R&D section head, for world-leading science and technology directions, safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment, and the quality of products and services.
  • To customer, for the quality of products and service

Authorities:

  • Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading science and technology directions for the R&D group.
  • Hold staff accountable for performance
  • Act to ensure safe and effective operations
  • Hire staff
  • Certify the technical quality of the group's products and services

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience, a M.S. with a minimum of 12 years experiences, B.S. with 15 years experience.
  • Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams
  • Other qualifications are section specific

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing successful R&D proposals to multiple government agencies, research plans, technical reports to a sponsor, and develop and execute on a vision for future research relevant to large-scale modeling and data science algorithms and coupled physics problems for engineering applications.
  • Deep understanding of numerical methods, time, space, and parameter space solution algorthims, and the numerics and performance of coupled physics in scaled simulations at multiple scales.
  • Experience with advanced computing methods including coding, repositories, data analytics, and numerical libraries such as Trilinos, PETSc, etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise in high-performance computing applications on leadership computing systems such as the Summit supercomputer or other LCF
  • Ability to function well in a dynamic research environment and set priorities to accomplish broad programmatic and scientific impacts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, outstanding written and oral communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with senior levels of client management and others involved in technical endeavors.
  • A successful record of developing research partnerships and collaborative relationships with universities, industry, and research laboratories.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and good organizational skills.

Special Requirements:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.

Relocation: Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the About tab at jobs.ornl.gov.

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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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email (see below)

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.


Oak Ridge TN, United States of America
Science
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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8/1/2020 10:23:30 PM


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