Associate Laboratory Director - Computing Sciences

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Executive
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87404 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab has an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for our Computing Sciences Area. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area is a world leader in applied mathematics, computer science, high-performance computing and networking.

About the Position

Reporting to the Laboratory Director, the ALD for Computing Sciences has Laboratory-wide responsibility for providing leadership, stewardship and strategic vision for Berkeley National Lab’s Computing Sciences Area. The ALD oversees and collaborates with the Division Directors of two national user facilities – the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) – as well as with the Division Director of Computational Research, to ensure the success of the Laboratory’s multi-disciplinary short- and long-term scientific and operational goals. In particular, the ALD develops and drives the strategy to enhance synergy among the Area’s divisions and user facilities, and to support integrated teams across other scientific Areas at Berkeley Lab. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop new directions for mathematics and computing across the sciences at Berkeley Lab, Department of Energy (DOE), and throughout the nation.

The ALD is responsible for strategic planning, people and operations leadership, research quality and integrity, and communication about Computing Sciences Area research. The Area receives more than $200 million of funding to support world-class research programs in applied mathematics, data science, computational science, and the operations and upgrades of the ESnet and NERSC. In keeping with the “team science” concept that is the hallmark of Berkeley Lab, this research is carried out across multiple scientific disciplines using the most advanced tools and instrumentation available. In addition, they will serve as the primary contact for DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, act as a liaison to other external agencies and national laboratories, promote partnerships with academia and industry, and guide the development of externally sponsored basic research projects and programs consistent with the Laboratory’s overall vision and strategy.

Together with the other ALDs, they will actively participate in institutional research and management initiatives, including our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability program, develop cross-Area research proposals, and actively shepherd these efforts through their life cycle. The ALD is also a key member of the Laboratory’s Senior Leadership Team, providing advice, counsel, and insight to the Laboratory Director and Deputy Laboratory Directors on the formulation and execution of Berkeley Lab’s strategic priorities and initiatives. With the other senior leaders, the ALD will be expected to actively support Lab-wide initiatives, especially our responsible stewardship of the Lab’s research, people and assets, and promote a diverse and welcoming culture at the Lab.


What You Will Do:

  • Create a long-term strategic vision and plan for the Area that includes new and continuing research funding, workforce development, scientific program goals, and scientific infrastructure needs for the Computational Research Division, and two Office of Science User Facilities (NERSC and ESnet).

  • Lead by example to proactively promote principles of stewardship, inclusion, diversity, equity and accountability. As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, provide advice, counsel, and insight to the Laboratory Director and Deputy Laboratory Directors on the formulation and execution of Berkeley Lab’s strategic priorities and initiatives.

  • Actively ensure that the Area’s scientific programs, research and user facility initiatives correspond with the Laboratory’s overall mission.

    • Integrate scientific programs across Computing Sciences and ensure the Area meets performance expectations set by DOE.

    • In collaboration with the Division Directors, develop short- and long-term financial strategies to ensure proper funding levels and evaluate new funding sources and oversee the preparation and development of annual Computing Sciences Area budget plan.

  • Act as chief spokesperson for the Area to the University of California, DOE, external agencies, and internal groups. Develop and maintain strong professional connections with senior DOE officials, including the leaders of the Office of Science and Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.

  • Identify critical research collaborations with other Berkeley Lab scientific disciplines, fellow national laboratories, academic institutions and private-sector entities.

  • Oversee the recruitment and retention of national and international talent to ensure a diverse applicant pool and employee workforce. Responsible for key decisions regarding the hiring and career development of senior staff, including compensation, evaluation and organizational structure.

  • Ensure Division Directors and other managers adhere to appropriate financial, procurement, budget, property, and accounting policies, procedures, and protocols. Ensure Area programmatic and project operations are cost effective, efficient and optimized within constraints of the Computing Sciences budget.

  • Lead communications strategies across the Area on multi-disciplinary programs and initiatives.  Effectively communicate relevant information to key internal and external stakeholders.

What is Required:

  • Advanced degree relevant to fundamental Computing Sciences research and an internationally recognized record of leadership and research accomplishments in that field.

  • Successful track record leading and managing a multi-disciplined operational, scientific and/or engineering research program, with extensive understanding of the operations and challenges of running a large, complex organization.

  • Experience developing and implementing a strategic vision and plan, making high-level strategic decisions, and gaining consensus toward unified goals.

  • Strong stakeholder management skills, including ability to establish relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and effectively navigate complex organizations.

  • Proven ability to effectively and skillfully communicate with individuals as well as small to large teams.

  • Demonstrated experience in effective people, project, and budget management and operational oversight, including with diversity, equity and inclusion programs/culture, fiscal responsibilities, human resources, EH&S, and property and facilities management.

  • Significant knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements desired (e.g., DOE, DOE Office of Science, University of California, national laboratories).

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 31, 2019.

Notes:

  • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • The Computing Sciences ALD position is a career position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

  • This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.

  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

 

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