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Manager - Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Job ID: 103327
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We have an opening for the Manager of the LLNL Magnetic Resonance Laboratory to provide scientific leadership and project management for multiple scientific staff, postdocs, students and interns advancing LLNL capabilities in Magnetic Resonance for National Security Programs. You will work with Division, Directorate, and Program leadership to coordinate staffing and recruiting, research directions, and resources to carry out fundamental and applied research in areas related to magnetic resonance and serve as the primary manager for the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility, coordinating maintenance, scheduling, user training, complying with LLNL integrated safety management systems and leading efforts to upgrade capabilities in magnetic resonance. This position is in the Materials Science Division and requires the candidate to fund the majority of their own time through programmatic and other direct funding sources.
Essential Duties
- Oversee and provide technical guidance, including scientific and programmatic direction to a diverse group of scientists and engineers.
- Develop a robust and sustainable program in magnetic resonance with an emphasis on solid state NMR.
- Provide management and guidance as a primary subject matter expert through routine team meetings, strategic planning, and effectively delivering on projects.
- Maintain a close interaction with discipline and program managers and other sponsors to ensure effective scientific support and teamwork.
- Develop and obtain funding to support new scientific programs and research proposals.
- Foster interactions that advance strategic goals with colleagues and institutions in both domestic and international science communities, such as academia, industry and government institutions.
- Serve as the subject matter expert and primary point of contact for communications between group members, Division, and Program management.
 - Perform other duties as assigned.
- PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience in state of the art solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance or Electron Paramagnetic Resonance.
- Significant experience and subject matter expertise in research and development related to solid state NMR for the characterization of complex materials or systems.
- Leadership skills and experience supervising others in a technical environment.
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills, specifically the ability to explain and present highly complex ideas, as well as to influence employees and all levels of management.
- Significant experience in developing new scientific programs and research proposals for LDRD and external funding.
- Ability to manage multiple competing priorities, projects, and deliverables.
- Experience with LLNL ES&H and ISMS policies and procedures.
Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of one or more National Security related Program priorities.
- Familiarity with PLS personnel and projects as related to NMR.
- Experience with multi-disciplinary program building, proposal writing, and project execution.

Security Clearance:  This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. 


Note:  This is a Career Indefinite or At Will appointment.  Only Laboratory employees with Career Indefinite or At Will status may apply for this position.  If final candidate is an At Will employee, At Will status may be maintained based on funding considerations.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.