Division Director, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division

Date: Jun 18, 2024

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 13066 

Overview:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Director of the Computational Science and Engineering Division. The CSE Director reports to the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Computing and Computational Sciences and is responsible for the organization’s technical leadership, operation and management. In concert with the CSE Division staff and with broad national and international collaboration, the successful candidate will create and execute an imaginative and far-sighted research program that will define long-term directions for high-end computing for the laboratory and the nation.

 

The Computational Sciences and Engineering Division is a major research division at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. CSED is internationally recognized as a premier research organization and is focused on transdisciplinary computational science and analytics at scale for scientific discovery. The division prioritizes science with impact for the nation that connects multiple scales, tools, libraries, and science disciplines, leveraging our strong domain diversity, our expertise with DOE facilities, and experience fusing divergent algorithms, models, and data. It focuses on the transition of isolated science and engineering successes within domains and computational paradigms to larger scales in all dimensions, fully utilizing leadership computing and other computing assets. It also advances quantum computing, software, algorithms, sensing, and networking, and communications to deliver bold scientific insights across a range of DOE relevant applications.

 

Over the past decade, ORNL has established a record for deploying the world’s largest and most powerful computing systems and this emphasis on extreme scale systems is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. Sustaining this capability requires a deep integration of research programs spanning computational approaches to science and engineering, applied mathematics, and computer science with a world class scientific user facility program that is capable of deploying and ensuring the effective utilization of these systems. The new CSED director will be encouraged to grow the division’s research portfolio to support the laboratory’s goals in energy-efficient computing, in collaboration with the other divisions in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate (CCSD) at ORNL: NCCS (National Center for Computational Sciences) which is responsible for maintaining the user facility and CSM (Computer Science and Mathematics) which is responsible for maintaining research programs in computer science and applied mathematics.

 

More information about ORNL and the CSE Division visit, http://www.ornl.gov and https://www.ornl.gov/division/csed.

 

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The major duties and responsibilities of the position are, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  •     Lead strategic and business planning, business development and relationship management, and program execution in computational sciences at ORNL, including work sponsored by the Department of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) programs, Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program, as well as computational science and engineering related work sponsored by other offices across the DOE and others through Strategic Partnership Programs, User Agreements and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements.

  • Ensure a stimulating environment for creativity and scientific excellence that will attract and retain outstanding research staff.

  •     Establish long-range plans for current programs and proposed programs in the division; and provide aggressive leadership for the organization, in both a managerial and technical capacity.

  • Team with the ALD and other division directors in strategic planning, top-level program development and execution.

  •     Manage resources and operations of a computational science research organization by identifying opportunities to enhance capabilities with respect to hiring staff,procuring equipment, and allocation of space.

  • Foster clear communications within and outside the Computational Science and Engineering Division.

  • Highlight technical achievements and staff recognition, identifying opportunities, and addressing issues of importance for the organization.  Mentor staff for   professional success.

  •  Promote a culture of safety and equality in the workplace and service to the community.

  •  Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.

  •  Organize, direct, and manage all functions of the Computational Science and Engineering Division in accordance with policies, procedures, and mandates.

 

ORNL Ethics and Conduct:

As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity

 

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in an area of computational science, applied mathematics, or computer science.

  • An international record of research achievement, as evidenced by scholarly publications, patents, and/or funded research grants.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience outside of Ph.D.

  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated management experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  •     Previous work experience with DOE sponsors, for example Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), other SC and applied programs, and NNSA is highly     desired.

  •     The proven ability to plan, organize, and manage the activities of a diverse organizational unit within a major R&D directorate.

  •      A demonstrated record of supporting the professional development of research staff.

  •  Effective interpersonal skills.

  •  Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

 

Special Requirement:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance. This position is a Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) testing designated position, which requires passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in which employees are subject to being randomly selected for testing. The occupant of this position will also be subject to an ongoing requirement to report to ORNL any drug-related arrest or conviction or receipt of a positive drug test result.

 

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.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

 

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

 

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.

 

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.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.


If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.


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.


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