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Scientific Writer, Life Sciences Specialist | Thorlabs, Inc.

14 May 2021
Newton, New Jersey,  Thorlabs, a leading global manufacturer of photonics-enabled technologies, is currently seeking applications from experimental scientists, with an advanced degree in physics, biophysics, or a related field, to join our Technical Marketing team. Our innovative imaging systems portfolio, which includes not only multiphoton, confocal, and widefield microscopes but also objectives, software suites, and a huge variety of optical and mechanical components, requires a champion who will focus on product- and application-oriented marketing collateral. Established in 2009, our Imaging Division distinguishes itself by partnering with university thought leaders to deploy and support exciting, cutting-edge technologies in our customers' laboratories. Innovations like our rotating Bergamo® microscope for  in vivo  observations, Bessel beam imaging techniques, multiphoton mesoscope, and Veneto™ inverted microscopy platform have been developed in true collaboration with our end users, providing a healthy stream of new technologies to consider and market to our userbase. The successful candidate will have extensive hands-on laboratory experience, ideally with exposure to building imaging systems from the ground up, and familiarity with related specialties, such as neuroscience, functional imaging, and cell biology. Strong writing and presentation skills in English, excellent organizational skills, the ability to work under time constraints, and a desire to learn about new technologies are also required. Scientific Writers partner with graphic artists and videographers to create marketing collateral. Original product content is written based on information from application specialists, product managers, R&D engineers, and key customers as well as prior knowledge gained from using similar products in the field. Hence, this position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment. The Scientific Writer, Life Science Specialist position is at our headquarters in Newton, NJ, although travel to Sterling, VA to work with our Imaging Systems team or to other Thorlabs locations may be required from time to time. Essential Job Functions   include the following, but are not limited to: Works closely with key technical contacts to learn about advanced and cutting-edge imaging techniques and produces collateral to describe those techniques and guide customers in performing them Leverages extensive product knowledge to identify, implement, and track product presentation enhancements aimed at assisting customers with a buying decision Creates marketing collateral to support new product introduction of imaging systems Builds application examples that help customers understand how products are utilized within a lab environment Guides graphics staff, clearly and effectively communicating desired outcomes to obtain the necessary images, videos, and animations for a successful presentation Proposes and implements plans for website reorganization and improvements Develops effective content for use at tradeshows, within advertisements, or for other purposes Participates in defining new products and/or product enhancements Identifies and guides development of new web tools and features that improve customers' experiences when interacting with our website Develops, implements, and tracks search engine optimization projects for various product lines Additional responsibilities may include participating in and leading marketing projects and attending tradeshows In addition to the essential functions and duties listed above, all positions are also responsible for: Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures. Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments. Qualifications Experience: Extensive Hands-On Laboratory Experience, Preferably with Imaging System Technologies Education: Advanced Degree in Biophysics, Physics, or a Related Field, or Equivalent Work Experience Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Native Language Writing Skills in English Strong Organizational and Planning Skills Strong Interpersonal Skills for Working in a Multi-Disciplinary Team Environment Willing to Constantly Learn About New Technologies, Applications, and Developed Products Ability to Multitask, Be Detail Oriented, and to Solve Problems, All While Under Tight Time Constraints Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

Group Manager: Materials Science- Analytical Microscopy and Imaging Sciences | National Renewable Energy Laboratory

13 May 2021
Golden, Colorado, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory ( NREL ), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. A Group Manager position is available in NREL's Materials Science Center to lead the Analytical Microscopy and Imaging Sciences Group. The group contributes across the full materials science portfolio and applies and advances a range of transmission/scanning electron, scanning probe and optical imaging techniques to measure chemical, structural, morphological, electrical, interfacial, and luminescent properties over macro to Angstrom scales. The successful candidate will provide dynamic leadership for the future.  NREL anticipates a significant capability investment (~$10M) in this area over the next five years to support materials science and the group manager will lead this effort, working collaboratively across the laboratory and positioning NREL for continued success in microscopy and imaging science to advance its energy transformation goals. The candidate will provide scientific and strategic leadership and mentoring to a research group consisting of scientists, engineers, technical staff and postdoctoral researchers and students.  Qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to provide a high level of technical expertise and vision to build on and advance the Group’s reputation for leadership in microscopy and imaging science for renewable energy technologies.  Key knowledge includes expertise in a range of microscopy and imaging techniques and their application to research in a broad range of materials science for renewable energy and advanced energy technologies.  It is expected that this experience will be leveraged to lead and contribute to programs in photovoltaics, battery materials, fuel cells, wide bandgap semiconductors for power electronics, and hydrogen storage, as well as growing efforts in quantum materials, biohybrid materials and high throughput materials science. Strengths required in interpreting and assessing the experimental results and connecting materials growth, characterization and device performance.   Candidates must demonstrate a track record of successful independent research, program management and strategic planning experience and will be responsible for advancing and maintaining a safe and secure work environment.  Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to recruit and retain outstanding talent, support a diverse workforce, provide strategic direction for business development and oversee proposal activity for a large range of sponsors, particularly the Department of Energy/EERE but also industry and university partners.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Materials Science Center and Materials and Chemical Sciences Directorate leadership to identify and develop new capabilities and steward existing infrastructure.  The group manager will be responsible for continuing and advancing the Analytical Microscopy and Imaging Sciences group as a key contributor to the broader NREL S&T strategy through strategic interactions throughout the Directorate and with other Directorates at NREL. Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related field and 14 years in technically related research discipline; Or, Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related field and 12 years in technically related research discipline; Or, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related field and 9 years in related technical research discipline.

Senior Applications Engineer | Thorlabs, Inc.

13 May 2021
Newton, New Jersey, The position is responsible for providing expert level of technical support by solving complex problems, troubleshooting and working with customers to guide them to the best possible product solutions for their applications and experiments. The position works with, and mentors junior application and design engineers covering: optics, lasers, polarization, fiber, opto-mechanics, spectroscopy, microscope imaging systems, OCT, thin film coating and more. Between onsite lab opportunities and peer review, the position is exposed to every facet of the photonics industry. The position is primarily at our headquarters in Newton, NJ but there may also be opportunities to travel to tradeshows, other Thorlabs manufacturing facilities (foreign and domestic), and training events on and offsite. Essential Job Functions   include the following, but are not limited to: Provide high level technical support via phone, web chat & e-mail to customers worldwide. Demonstrate expert knowledge and problem solving abilities in providing technical support to customers who purchase from our extensive product portfolio. Understand and further develop customer requirements for products and applications by providing feedback to internal marketing and design/manufacturing teams Demonstrate concern for customer centricity by quickly and effectively solving customer issues with strong aptitude for multitasking Reproduce complex set ups and create technical solutions in the lab. Assist with the creation and reporting of group KPI's and data metrics Conducts training of internal tool usage, logistics, operational principles and applications ensure team members become more successful in their daily responsibilities Actively mentors and trains newer team members by providing specialized knowledge to growing group of Thorlabs Application Engineers Actively provides constructive feedback to all other Applications Engineers. Train new team members by passing on your unique skills to the growing group of Thorlabs Application Engineers. Support Marketing and Sales activities by attending Tradeshows and Customer visits. Participate and contribute to product improvement and new product development by actively being part of the interactive Thorlabs product development forum. Develop Marketing Materials such as test data, white papers, or video for use on our website or through other distribution channels Participate in resource scheduling and other supporting tasks to ensure smooth department operations.   Qualifications Experience: Minimum of 2 years of direct experience with optics, mechanics, lasers, and/or electrical components   Education: BSc, MSc or PhD degree in Optics, Physics, Engineering or a related field with adequate work experience. MSc or higher preferred.   Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Specialized knowledge of Photonics and Laser Technology via work or laboratory experience. Ability to develop and communicate department goals in support of Thorlabs' mission. Demonstrates strong sense of ownership Exhibits strong presentation skills. Desire to act as a team leader; demonstrates interest and skillsets to successfully foster positive team mentality Ability multitask, show attention to details, and to solve multi-disciplinary problems under time constraints Eagerness to learn about new technologies, process and business models   Other: The position is a 40 hr/week position. The team starts at staggered times to cover our 8 am - 8 pm hours of operation.   Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.  

Test Engineer | Thorlabs, Inc.

13 May 2021
Newton, New Jersey, The position is responsible to verify that products operate as designed; ensures that all new product designs meet the relevant quality, compliance and safety standards. Test engineers create procedures and guidelines to ensure that products perform at a quality level and within governmental and industry regulations followed by manufacturers in both international and domestic markets. Working with both management and lower-level staff, test engineers coordinate information between departments, educating design teams about product specifications and participating in training of personnel. Essential Job Functions   include the following, but are not limited to: Developing automated functional test programs for new and existing products. Develop tests for PC based and stand-alone test equipment. This includes designing and building test jigs/stations, selecting test equipment and integrating them into the test system Maintains engineering team accomplishments by reviewing open issues and action items; coordinating actions; contributing information and analysis to team meetings and reports. Prepares test reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing measurement data and trends. Updates job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging engineering practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities and professional organizations; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks. Enhances engineering and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Test software releases during the product development; reports on test results and enters problems and issues into the bug database. Will assist compliance by designing and testing set-ups for approval applications; recording test results; preparing investigative reports; preparing and filing Declarations of Conformity; maintaining compliance database. Perform hands-on tests for certification pre-screening and requires some travel to in-state testing laboratories. Assist in troubleshooting and investigating products and RMAs issues.   Qualifications Experience: Minimum 3 years of electronic hardware engineering experience.   Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering, preferably electrical or mechanical engineering   Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrated capability of implementing production test systems utilizing automated programs such as LabView. Knowledge of test equipment such as DVMs, oscilloscopes. Etc. Must be able to read and understand electrical schematics. Knowledge on packaging, production planning, manufacturing methods and procedures, manufacturing quality, process improvement Strong attention to details. Strong proficiency in MS office and communication tools. Excellent statistical data analysis and problem-solving abilities. Effectively reports progress and problems through written or oral reports. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment Strong innovation skill. Flexibility/adaptability in a fast-paced & dynamic environment.   Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.    

DHS TSL Visiting Scientists Fellowship Program 2021 | Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

12 May 2021
Atlantic City, New Jersey, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering research opportunities for their Visiting Scientist Program at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). These research opportunities are open to faculty as well as applicants with technical or research post-degree experience. Ideal applicants will be interested in adding their perspective and expertise to innovative research in threat detection technology while learning from and collaborating with a highly skilled team of TSL staff and researchers in a unique laboratory setting.   Within the proposed project, there are multiple opportunities available to engage in your applied research and evaluation interests. These include, but are not limited to, Deep learning algorithm testing Synthetic signature and/or image generation Data manipulation and quality assurance Threat analysis testing and evaluation Location:  Atlantic City, NJ   Anticipated Start Date: TSL is ready to make appointments immediately. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and fellowships will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are identified.   Benefits Stipend starting at $80,000 based on your academic level and experience Health Insurance Allowance Relocation Allowance up to $5,000, if you are located more than 50 miles one way from the hosting facility. Qualifications Have received or expect to complete all requirements for a Doctoral degree by the anticipated start date. Applicants currently pursuing a doctoral degree must provide proof of completion of all degree requirements before the fellowship start date. Be a U.S. Citizen

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Vacuum Systems | Brookhaven National Laboratory

12 May 2021
Upton, New York, Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. Organizational Overview Brookhaven National Laboratory was recently chosen as the building site for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility.  The EIC will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the “glue” that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe. The machine design is based on the existing and highly optimized RHIC Ion-Ion collider.   It will consist of two intersecting accelerators, one producing an intense beam of electrons, the other a beam of protons or heavier atomic nuclei which are steered into collisions.  Beyond sparking scientific discoveries in a new frontier of fundamental physics, the Electron-Ion Collider will trigger technological breakthroughs that have broad-ranging impact on human health and national challenges. Position Description The EIC Vacuum Group has an opening for a senior level Mechanical Engineer to help design and develop the multiple large vacuum systems required for the Electron-Ion Collider being built at BNL. The EIC project has complex and unique challenges which will require creative solutions and close collaboration with the other technical engineering groups. The chosen candidate for this position will fill a key role in developing the solutions critical to the success of the project.  After the design and development phase, this position will evolve into supporting the implementation of the solutions during the construction and installation stages of the project.   Join BNL at the beginning of this ground-breaking scientific and engineering project and become part of the team building this scientific discovery machine ( bnl.gov/eic ). Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develop engineering solutions to support vacuum R&D efforts as well as project needs Develop components and systems from initial concept through engineering analysis, detailed 3D modeling and design, design and safety reviews, preparation of specifications and fabrication drawings, procurement and fabrication, assembly, testing, installation, and commissioning Manage engineering projects, and develop project plans including schedules with needed resources and budgets May oversee and coordinate a variety of technical staff for design, fabrication, assembly, testing, and installation of equipment Prepare for and present material as required for design reviews Work closely with scientific staff as well as other engineering groups to develop solutions to complex problems and integration issues Prepare job orders, requisitions, and cost estimates Maintain a safe and respectful workplace environment Position Requirements Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering or related field At least 7-10 years of progressively responsible related work experience Experience with creative engineering projects, working hands-on with mechanical equipment, and collaborating with a team to develop and build unique equipment Experience with 3D CAD molding software (Creo preferred) Experience with ANSYS (or equivalent thermal and stress engineering analysis software) and generating engineering analysis reports Knowledge of material properties, manufacturing/machine shop processes, welding, hardware & component choice, manufacturing, installation, and dimensioning and tolerances Proficient computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Excellent organizational, written, verbal and presentation skills Detail oriented and capable of following strict policies and procedures to ensure hardware and personal protection Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Master’s degree in Engineering or Physics Practical experience developing and building sub-systems for particle accelerators Experience designing UHV systems Demonstrated ability to positively interact and support contractors, vendors, project management and procurement professionals Basic knowledge of instrumentation and control systems OTHER INFORMATION: Occasional domestic and/or international travel Selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on the depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills, and experience. Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements: Must be comfortable working in industrial, construction and radiation environments Will require occasional climbing ladders, moderate lifting, working in the vicinity of operating machinery, exposure to noise, and the willingness to wear proper PPE Will be required to become a qualified Radiation Worker May be required to occasionally work off-hours, nights and/or weekends to support mission critical projects At Brookhaven National Laboratory, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to: Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans Flexible Spending Accounts Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave) Lab-funded Retirement Plan 401(k) Plan Flexible Work Arrangements Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation. *VEVRAA Federal Contractor Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:  https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0486.1-BOrder-a/@@images/file

Internship: Science Writer | American Institute of Physics

11 May 2021
College Park, Maryland, Summary The American Institute of Physics is seeking an enthusiastic science writing intern who is passionate about sharing cutting-edge science with journalists and the public. This internship is focused on writing for the American Institute of Physics' News and Media services program. This is a great opportunity for students studying science or science communication. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. This paid, summer internship is under the direction of the News & Media Services team and is expected to be for 40 hours per week and last 12 weeks. Hours, start date and schedule will be flexible. This internship will work independently to write and research topics for press releases, Scilights and potentially contribute to AIP's social media efforts. Course credit for internship requirement will be certified where applicable. Our office is within walking distance from College Park Metro and near the University of Maryland. If you wish to apply for the position, please apply with the following required items: -Cover letter that introduces yourself and explains why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are qualified for it -Resume -At least two non-fiction news writing or video samples for a general-public audience. Qualifications: • Recent graduates and individuals pursuing Bachelor's or Master's degrees in relevant fields such as Science Writing, Journalism, or Science • Interest and demonstrated ability in news writing; excellent writing and communication skills; very detail oriented and internet savvy. Interest in science and experience preparing news items are needed. Learn more at www.aip.org  AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer   EEO/AA/ADA/V

Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at BIOS: Collaborative Marine Research | Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

4 May 2021
St. George's, Bermuda, FULLY FUNDED MARINE SCIENCE, OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has funding from the National Science Foundation, ( NSF Award number OCE-2050858) , for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program to support nine x 12-week internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during fall 2021 (starts August 30, ends November 19).  An REU internship at BIOS is a great way to gain the experience necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in oceanography and the marine and atmospheric sciences.   Students will conduct individual research projects in a collaborative team environment under the expert mentorship of BIOS faculty and staff. This year's  REU research projects   will be based around the following broad research themes:   Coral Reef Systems Ecology   Plastics in the Marine Environment   Biological Production and Exports: Assessing the Biological Carbon Pump in the Sargasso Sea   Throughout the semester, REU students will give presentations that outline their research topic, methods, and results, including a final presentation to BIOS faculty, staff, and visiting students. REU students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of field excursions to learn about Bermuda's natural history, flora and fauna. We also offer a program of career development workshops and seminars. Funding includes return air travel from the U.S. to Bermuda, accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a competitive stipend. (Medical/travel insurance is the responsibility of the student). Further information on the REU program at BIOS can be found here http://www.bios.edu/education/reu/  including a link to the online application form, past student testimonials and details of potential projects.  To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, over 18 years of age and enrolled in a program of undergraduate study immediately before and after the program dates.     We urge all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions.  Underrepresented groups, and students attending colleges or universities where research opportunities in STEM are limited, are especially encouraged to apply.  Applicants are ineligible if they have participated in a prior NSF-funded REU in Ocean Sciences.  The application deadline is May 31, 2021 Questions?   Contact us  at  [email protected]   Paid bi-weekly

OPN Associate Editor | The Optical Society

3 May 2021
Washington, D.C.,   The Optical Society (OSA) is recruiting for an OPN Associate Editor. This position provides editing, copyediting and print/online production support for Optics & Photonics News , the flagship magazine of The Optical Society. The AE manages and edits the front-of-book features for the magazine, edits occasional feature article content, writes and edits news stories on recent scientific research and career issues as assigned, handles the social-media effort for OPN, contributes to the social-media effort of OSA’s larger Publications Department, and contributes to other interdepartmental initiatives as assigned.   Primary responsibilities:   Front-of-book and departments editor for OPN Work with OPN Senior Editor and external volunteer contributing editors to develop ideas, calendar and content for OPN’s “Pulses” section (departments/columns). Schedule, solicit, and follow up with authors on content for Pulses; maintain rolling publication schedule; report to OPN Senior Editor on schedule and plan. Edit Pulses content for OPN length, audience, and house style; work with authors and OPN Creative Director to develop sources for visuals and images; follow through to article production. Drawing on online postings and other source material, assemble, edit to fit, and work with Creative Director on layout of monthly “Newsroom,” “OSA Update,” and “Calendar” sections. Perform occasional substantive edits or rewrites of 3,000-word feature articles, on topics related to optical physics and engineering, for OPN length, audience, and house style, as assigned by OPN Senior Editor. Top-edit and contribute to quarterly OSA Europe News newsletter as assigned by OPN Senior Editor.   News stories for online Newsroom Up to once per week, drawing on press releases, scientific papers, and other resources as time permits, write news stories on recent scientific development in optics and photonics and on career development issues for scientists, based on story assignment from OPN Senior Editor. Stage stories online for approval and publishing by OPN Senior Editor. As assigned by OPN Senior Editor, edit and stage online news stories from freelance contributors for approval and publishing by OPN Senior Editor.   Social-media management for OPN Post stories from OPN on OPN Twitter account and OSA Facebook page. Work with OSA communications team on social media scheduling and on OPN’s role in corporate social-media strategy. Track and report on activity. Make recommendations to OPN Senior Editor for social-media metrics, goals, tactics and strategy.    Secondary responsibilities Assist with issue editorial and production logistics, including quality review of articles and monthly issue proof book, selected correspondence, securing copyright, digital asset management, etc., as directed by OPN Senior Editor. Attend and participate in weekly OPN planning meeting and monthly art meeting. Other responsibilities as directed by OPN Senior Editor.   Education and experience: Four-year degree in English, communications or a related subject. A strong background in science and technology topics and culture is highly desirable. Candidates with a degree in a physical or biological science will also be considered if they have appropriate/relevant editorial and writing experience. Three to five years’ experience editing and writing about topics for a scientific audience in news, feature or magazine formats, with relevant clips. Strong time- and project-management skills.   Skills and abilities: Solid, professional-level editorial, copyediting, proofreading, writing, and research skills. Ability to meet multiple deadlines, coordinate details and work independently. Excellent communication and teamwork. Experience communicating/writing in multiple contexts, for audiences at multiple levels of technical sophistication. Strong interest in science and technology issues; demonstrated ability to quickly come up to speed on unfamiliar technical topics. Knowledge of print and web publishing. Solid skills with Microsoft Office suite required; hands-on experience with Adobe Creative Suite and web content management tools strongly preferred. Image- and multimedia-editing skills desirable.     Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, OSA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to [email protected]  

Senior Manager, Strategic Development | General Atomics

28 April 2021
San Diego, California, General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Manager, Strategic Development who has demonstrated Department of Energy (DOE) client relationships, program understanding and business success for capturing new opportunities in the Energy Group with a focus on our Magnetic Fusion Energy (MFE) division. This position is responsible for leading business development activities for advanced magnetic fusion science and technology research including superconducting magnet systems, advanced computation, controls, RF systems, and diagnostics among others. In this role, you will help shape opportunities and once an opportunity is qualified, we will look to you to drive that opportunity from pursuit through to award. You will excel in bid strategies, teaming, and proposal strategies focusing on getting the proposal process to a point where the opportunity can be closed. You will need to sell the opportunity internally in order to secure the resources necessary for pursuit and assist in the process of proposal development interfacing with other parts of the organization, whilst providing our customers with confidence in our abilities to deliver. Bringing a wide range of stakeholders on your side will be crucial for success in this role. We currently have a second exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Manager, Strategic Development who has demonstrated Department of Energy (DOE) client relationships, program understanding and business success for capturing new opportunities in the Energy Group. This position is responsible for leading strategic development activities for precision machine fabrication, dimensional inspection, assembly and performance of classified and unclassified components in support of the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Department of Defense (DoD) programs. In this role, you will help shape opportunities and once an opportunity is qualified, we will look to you to drive that opportunity from pursuit through to award. You will excel in bid strategies, teaming, and proposal strategies focusing on getting the proposal process to a point where the opportunity can be closed. You will need to sell the opportunity internally in order to secure the resources necessary for pursuit and assist in the process of proposal development interfacing with other parts of the organization, whilst providing our customers with confidence in our abilities to deliver. Bringing a wide range of stakeholders on your side will be crucial for success in this role. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops and maintains customer business relationships in domestic and international markets. Provides multiple touch points within the DOE organization to include constant client engagement with DOE decision-makers, teaming partners and affiliate organizations. Identifies and develops opportunities for business expansion and prepares detailed business cases and recommendations. Consults with program leaders and other technical personnel to advise on how to represent ourselves and our ideas to customers. Develops capture plans for assigned and strategic opportunities. Manages internal and external capture resources. Influences the preparation of proposals, business capture plans, win strategies, and financial terms/conditions of MFE contract(s). Leads proposal development and strategy and helps develop technical solutions. Develops and maintains key metrics and win/loss analysis. Analyzes market data to identify trends/opportunities and provides input for strategic direction. Develops marketing strategies and provides input into long range business plans. Maintains level of oversight to ensure compliance with industry regulations, regulatory agencies, export laws and technology transfer as they apply to proposal development and contract negotiation. May conduct research assessment and due diligence activities. Structures and secures internal approvals and assists in negotiation strategies to capture contracts for new opportunities. Analyzes and provides summary reports for management on status of MFE business development activities. Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information. Performs other duties as required. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Typically requires a Bachelors or Masters degree in a related technical field and eleven or more years of progressively complex experience in business development with at least five years managing business development activities. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education. A technical degree relevant to magnetic fusion energy is highly desirable. Preference given to candidates with a successful record of developing new business with the DOE and DOE prime contractors. Seeking an accomplished business developer who understands DOE Office of Science program management and contracts as well as proposal development. Must demonstrate a detailed and extensive expertise and application of business development principles and concepts, and practice as well as comprehensive project management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones. Must possess the ability to resolve unusually complex problems; serve as spokesperson on projects; and be an expert in one or more areas of business development. Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, potential customers, and government representatives. Cross culture communication skills, negotiation experience, and ability to structure/manage business dynamics. Strong strategic thinking and planning skills, strong risk management skills. The ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and significant travel as required. Travel Percentage Required  0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided  Yes US Citizenship Required?  Yes Clearance Required?  No

EPS Secretary General | European Physical Society

28 April 2021
Mulhouse, France, The European Physical Society (EPS) is a non-profit association that advocates and promotes physics research and its contributions to the economic, technological, social and cultural advancement in Europe. Federating 42 national Member Societies, institutional and corporate Members from academia and industry, and more than 3500 Individual Members, the EPS represents a community of more than 130,000 scientists. The scientific activities of the EPS are organised through 18 Divisions and Groups covering all branches of physics. The seat of the Society is in Mulhouse (France). Detailed information about the EPS can be found on www.eps.org . The EPS is seeking a new Secretary General to succeed the present Secretary General who plans to retire in spring 2023. Employment is expected to begin in autumn 2022 to allow for a thorough on-the-job training. The Secretary General heads the EPS Secretariat which supports the activities of the President, the Vice President, the Executive Committee, and all other bodies of the Society. The person to be recruited should have a university degree, preferably in physics or another field in natural sciences, with several years of experience in science management and administration. A degree in political science, business administration or similar may also be suitable. The Secretary General shall be responsible for all administrative and financial matters of the EPS. The person supports the activities of the President, the Vice President, the Executive Committee, and all other bodies of the Society. The EPS is looking for a dynamic personality with leadership experience, excellent social and communication skills, and a strong interest in science policy and science advocacy, in particular at the European level. An enthusiastic commitment to the mission of the Society is expected. The position requires fluency in English, a working knowledge of French, flexible working hours, and availability to travel. A complete job description is available at https://www.eps.org/recruitment . The EPS offers competitive employment conditions commensurate with age and experience, in an attractive environment close to the French–German–Swiss border triangle. The financial conditions will be based on the salary grid of public research institutions in France. Applications with a detailed letter of motivation and a Curriculum Vitae should be addressed not later than 30 June, 2021 to the EPS President, Dr Luc Bergé ( [email protected] ). Further information may also be obtained from the present Secretary-General David Lee ( [email protected] ).

Staff Scientist | Radiation Monitoring Devices Inc

27 April 2021
Watertown, Massachusetts, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD), founded in 1974, has been recognized as a national leader in the specialized fields of radiation detector materials, nuclear instrumentation, and custom detector applications.  RMD has a unique corporate culture that incorporates a combination of intellectual excellence, cutting-edge research, as well as diversity, stability and flexibility that combine to create an outstanding working environment.  The organization is built around the principle that when the best people in the field are encouraged to merge their entrepreneurial spirit with their knowledge and curiosity, the best work product will emerge. Ultimately, through the pursuit of individual success and achievement, the organization will benefit.  To learn more, please check us out at www.RMDinc.com . The Instrument Research and Development group at RMD has an opening for an early career staff scientist.  The research group utilizes recent developments in radiation detection materials from other research groups at RMD to develop advanced instrumentation.  This includes developing the instrument hardware, firmware, and software for advanced systems that include nuclear detection and imaging.  The research group has developed instruments for terrestrial applications, as well instruments for deploying to space and lunar orbit.  As part of developing new technologies for nuclear instruments, the research team is pursuing the development of the next generation of solid-state photomultipliers, which will surpass silicon photomultipliers.  The group also develops optical instrumentation for nuclear detection, atmospheric sciences, and monitoring a patient’s health. Projects involve the characterization of semiconductor devices, readout electronics, and the development of instrumentation systems composed of sensors, electronics, computers, and software.  The application of machine learning to the analysis of data has become increasingly important in recent years, and even a modest background in the field would be preferred.  The person selected for this position will provide support on existing programs, while contributing to bidding on new research programs, and should have an interest in a diverse number of fields.     Qualifications & Experience of Interest A BS, MS, or equivalent in Physics or in a related field, Hands-on experience in electronics, spectroscopy, optics, and/or lasers, Experience with semiconductor device testing, Software skills of interest: machine learning, C++, Python, ROOT, MATLAB Experience with nuclear instruments and methods, Digital signal processing and microprocessor-based system integration, Strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills, Strong communication skill in technical writing. RMD is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Hedge Fund/Private Equity Analyst | Fortress Investment Group

23 April 2021
Dallas, Texas, About Credit Fortress’s Credit business was launched in 2002 by Pete Briger. Today, the Fortress Credit team consists of over 500 professionals and is focused on investing globally, primarily in undervalued assets and distressed and illiquid credit investments. The investment team, led by Co-CIOs Pete Briger and Dean Dakolias, has a long and established track record investing throughout a number of credit and distressed cycles around the world. With over 100 professionals dedicated to asset management in 14 geographic locations, the Fortress Credit team also has the experience and expertise to manage and service assets with operational complexity.   About The Position Fortress’s Credit Fund is looking to hire an Analyst to help analyze potential real estate and corporate investments across the US and internationally.  The ideal candidate will hold a degree in in Math, Physics or another STEM field to work alongside individuals with similar backgrounds.  Master’s strongly preferred but Bachelors and PhDs are encouraged to apply. Candidate will apply their strong educational background and analytical skillset to assist with and create the financial modelling required to accurately assess investment opportunities.  The Analyst will learn how to invest in various illiquid forms of assets by working side-by-side with top professionals in a close-knit team with a history of making successful investments.  No finance experience or background is required .   Responsibilities Create and manipulate cash flow models in Excel to help analyze potential investments Analyze company financial standings via the use of research reports, financials, public filings and management discussions Identify patterns and macro themes Analyze and model esoteric illiquid assets Coordinate due diligence on investments including travel as necessary Develop and present financial analyses, reports and presentations to support decision making in situations involving new investments and existing portfolio companies and assets Assist in monitoring, management and valuation of existing portfolio of investments   Qualifications A degree from a top university, majoring in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, or similar STEM based major. Master’s degree strongly preferred. Strong coding skills required Strong Excel skills preferred but not necessary Strong organizational skills Strong quantitative skills  No finance experience or background is required   The successful candidate will be: Bright and flexible, with excellent analytical, strategic and implementation skills Results-oriented, with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and expeditiously Able to both take direction and show initiative as appropriate Ability to work in a very high-pressure environment with changing deadlines and priorities Proactive and high-energy with a hands-on approach to problem solving A strong individual as well as a team player, capable of building effective internal and external relationships through appealing personal skill Uncompromising with respect to integrity in all regards In addition to a highly competitive package, Fortress will provide sponsorship to the selected candidate if required.

Scientific Writer | Thorlabs, Inc.

23 April 2021
Newton, New Jersey, Thorlabs, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the photonics industry, is currently seeking applications from highly motivated individuals to inform and educate the photonics community about Thorlabs’ products and their applications. The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree in physics, optics, lasers, or a closely related field and have significant hands-on laboratory experience. Within this role in our Technical Marketing Department, you will join a team of highly motivated individuals who have built an industry-leading online resource for our customers and participate in defining and developing Thorlabs’ next generation of products and services. In support of that mission, the successful candidate should be highly familiar with a wide range of photonics equipment, be able to see linkages between Thorlabs’ product lines, and be able to make significant recommendations for improvement to our digital content. In addition to extensive laboratory experience, the candidate should also have strong writing and presentation skills in English, excellent organizational skills, the ability to work under time constraints, and a desire to learn about new technologies. Scientific Marketers work closely with graphic artists to create marketing collateral. Original product content is based on basic information provided by Thorlabs’ engineering teams as well as prior knowledge gained from using similar products in the field. Hence, this position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment. The Scientific Marketer, Product Line Generalist position is located at our headquarters in Newton, NJ, but there may be opportunities to travel to tradeshows or other Thorlabs manufacturing locations. Key Responsibilities Develops effective technical content and optimizes web presentations and website organization, all with an eye towards enhancing the buying experience for customers, ensuring they can find what they are looking for amidst a portfolio of 20,000+ items and make informed decisions on which product(s) will best serve their needs. In crafting presentations, aims to make customers efficient when it comes to making a buying decision Oversees end-of-life obsolescence of items from the portfolio Builds application examples that help customers understand how products are utilized within a lab environment Ability to guide graphics staff, clearly and effectively communicating desired outcomes to obtain the necessary images, videos, and animations for a successful presentation Proposes and implements plans for website reorganization and improvements Develops effective content for use at Trade Shows, within advertisements, or for other purposes Participates in defining new products and/or product enhancements Identifies or invents new web tools and features that improve customers’ experiences when interacting with our website Develops, implements, and tracks search engine optimization projects for various product lines Additional responsibilities may include participating in and leading marketing projects and attending tradeshows Structures and organizes the job in close cooperation with business units, both domestically and abroad Requirements Advanced degree in Physics, Optics, Lasers, Engineering, or a closely related field or equivalent work experience Native Language Writing Skills in English Extensive Laboratory Experience Strong Organizational and Planning Skills Ability to Multitask, Be Detail Oriented, and to Solve Problems, All While Under Tight Time Constraints   Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.  

Electronics Safety Systems Engineering Physicist | SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

22 April 2021
Menlo Park, California, POSITION OVERVIEW : SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory seeks a talented engineering physicist to join the Electronic Engineering Division (EED) of the Accelerator Directorate. Among other areas, the Division is also responsible for the protection of personnel from prompt radiation in the operation of accelerator systems (Personnel Protection Systems and Beam Containment Systems) and associated supporting equipment.  The successful candidate will bring a good understanding of particle detector instrumentation and readout systems, and how these interact with particles fluxes and showers or of particle accelerator beam diagnostics systems. These include sensors such as ionization chambers for distributed and point loss monitoring, as well as other devices such as diamonds and fibers. He/she will participate in the full control system lifecycle, from developing requirements, to design engineering, to deployment, and maintenance.  The work also involves directing the efforts of Associate Engineers and Technicians within the Division, collaborating with Engineers and Scientists within the Accelerator Directorate, and interacting with other SLAC departments, DOE labs, and the international accelerator community. Your specific responsibilities include: Collaborate with radiation physicists and accelerator safety experts to develop system requirements and mitigation strategies for the protection of personnel from health hazards potentially caused by high energy particles, as well as ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Work with a team of Engineers and Technicians to design, support and maintain credited safety systems used to protect personnel from hazards associated with prompt ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and oxygen deficiency. Translate performance and operational requirements into system specifications. Lead new project developments by preparing schedules, cost estimates and directing installation work. Develop and direct test plans and certification procedures that demonstrate that systems satisfy requirements. Coordinate team work with other accelerator and instrument groups. Maintain configuration control of systems in accordance with SLAC and the Accelerator Directorate’s policies. Support occasional operational-interruption issues on-call outside of the standard work day. To be successful in this position you will bring: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant engineering or science discipline and minimum 2 years of directly related experience in safety systems and hands-on field experience integrating and troubleshooting electronic sensors and instrumentation in a scientific environment. Good understanding of analog and digital electronics and principles, as they apply to particle detector and/or accelerator beam instrumentation systems. Proficiency with schematic CAD tools (e.g., AutoCAD preferred) Good understanding of project management including the use of software tools such as Microsoft Project and the ability to develop and manage time-phased budgets and plans. Demonstrated knowledge with technical writing and preparation of formal reports and user manuals. Highly organized, good interpersonal skills and strong communication skills, both oral and written. Preferred Qualifications: An advanced degree in physics, engineering or similar disciplines is highly desired. Familiarity with international safety standards (e.g. IEC 61508 - ISA/ANSI 84.01) for industrial controls and other engineering design standards\best practices (e.g., NEC, NFPA-79, etc). Experience of designing and deploying PLC-based control systems, including programming ladder logic applications and interlocks. Note:   This position does not include circuit-board (PCB) level electronic design, or significant conventional application programming (e.g., java, python, ruby) SLAC Employee Competencies : Effective Decisions :  Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner. Self-Development :  Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing. Dependability :  Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes. Initiative :  Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward. Adaptability :  Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes. Communication :   Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages. Relationships :  Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ WORKING CONDITIONS : Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. May work extended or unusual work hours based on research and project requirements. WORK STANDARDS : Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1—General Policy and Responsibilities: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/eshmanual/pdfs/ESHch01.pdf Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to increasing diversity in the workplace. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the lab’s mission. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer

Office of Technology Transitions Entrepreneurship Program | Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

21 April 2021
Nationwide, Now accepting applications for   U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Entrepreneurship Program   Application deadline Monday, May 10, 2021, 8:00 am EST Due to the compressed timeline, we ask you to help us distribute the program information to friends, colleagues and students that may be interested this program.   The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is sponsoring a new program for the summer of 2021.  The OTT Entrepreneurship Program is designed to develop a pool of talented technology commercialization professionals to achieve OTT’s mission to expand the public impact of the department’s research and development (R&D) portfolio while advancing the economic, energy and national security interests of the nation.   Under the mentorship of National Lab technology transfer specialists and OTT staff, selected candidates will participate in research activities that will enhance their education and training in technology commercialization-related fields and increase their future marketability in these disciplines. In addition, participants assigned to policy-related projects will gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development and commercialization.   Stipend $700 per week   Duration Internships will be for 10 consecutive weeks beginning on Monday, June 14, 2021 through Friday, August 20, 2021.   Eligibility Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Selected candidates must provide suitable documentation to verify status at the time appointment is accepted. Be at least 18 years old by June 1, 2021. Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or business with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment at the time of application.   How to Apply Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/2021-Internships-OTT-EP   Contact us [email protected]   OTT has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.

Supervisory Physicist / ZP-1310-V | National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce

21 April 2021
Boulder, Colorado, NIST Communications Technology Laboratory / High-speed Measurements Group anticipates the need for a Supervisory Physicist. Develops, leads and oversees the management of the High-speed Measurements Group, that includes research in measurement science and SI traceable calibrations for internal and external customers, spanning, but not limited to high-speed waveform measurements, electro-optic sampling, on-wafer electrical measurements, analytical and numerical waveform deconvolution, high-speed signal generation, nonlinear vector network analysis, and correlated uncertainty analysis that underpins the metrological foundations for high-speed and high frequency electrical and optical waveform measurements in the classical and quantum regimes. The mission of the group involves highly complex projects and building collaborative scientific efforts within and outside of NIST. Promotes the activities of the group to management, colleagues and external stakeholders. Key stakeholders include both public and private sector stakeholders in the microelectronics electronics and electrical instrumentation industries. Provides technical direction to group staff by defining work objectives. Provides managerial direction to effectively allocate funding, staffing and other resources for the group. Operates independently under general policy guidance and work products are considered well researched, appropriate and technically accurate. The position is classified Permanent.              U.S Citizenship is required. Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. When a position is available, a vacancy announcement will be posted on WWW.USAJOBS.GOV.   A. Degree: Physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics. OR B. Combination of Education and Experience -- courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must meet the following Specialized Experience: All applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of the specialized experience at the GS-14 level (ZP-IV at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience with the use of RF diagnostic and measurement tools such as vector network analyzers, wafer-probes, sampling oscilloscopes, real-time oscilloscopes, ultrafast (sub-picosecond) lasers, and autocorrelators.   N/A

Meetings Project Director | The Optical Society

21 April 2021
Washington, D.C., The Optical Society (OSA) is recruiting for a Meetings Project Director. The position will support the Sr. Director, Technical Program Development and Strategy to maintain the high standards of the expansive OSA global meetings portfolio.  Duties include but are not limited to tracking and following up on key program performance and diversity metrics, strategic initiatives and serve as primary advocate for governance action items. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with scientists and engineers who volunteer for the organization, is proactive, has strong project management skills and demonstrates composure, responsiveness, and engagement with this dynamic and fast paced community.    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Work within established technical meeting tracking systems and procedures to highlight and report on progress of key performance indicators, raising issues of non-performance to identify next steps. Follow up with the Meeting Managers on committee and program deliverables and other Senior team members on management staff deliverables to OFC and CLEO governance bodies. Track approval process for regular activities of the board of Meetings for inclusion in ballots or future meetings (topical meeting chairs, BoM membership, Steering representatives, endorsed meetings) Maintain and monitor the meetings governance action item register, following up as needed with internal staff and external volunteers Identify potential items for discussion based on action item register and/or challenges with program KPIs for inclusion in upcoming governance meetings Generate action plans based on strategic opportunities/directives provided by Senior Director, Chief Events and Industry Officer and Science Advisors, including periodic reporting to said group and to OSA meetings governance bodies as appropriate Prepare minutes for all governance meetings and create Board reports for Executive Office Supervise Meetings Coordinator Assist Senior Director and Department Chief in preparing presentations and materials for meetings governance meetings Manages Steering administration for all OSA managed meetings. Maintain rosters and manage committee orientation materials Other duties as assigned   REQUIREMENTS: Understanding elements of working in an international environment (i.e. time zones). Four year college degree Experience working with volunteer management and committee governance Project management experience Outgoing, high energy approach to staff and volunteers Strong written and verbal communication and problem solving skills Multi-task oriented with excellent organizational skills Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated effectiveness working in a team environment       Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, OSA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to [email protected]

UCP IT Lead | UCAR

21 April 2021
Boulder, Colorado, Where You Will Work: Located in Boulder, Colorado, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) serves and participates in a collaborative community of researchers and educators who are dedicated to understanding the atmosphere -- the air around us -- and the complex processes that make up the Earth system, from the ocean floor to the Sun’s core. UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on behalf of the National Science Foundation and the university community. Organization Information: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) that manages NCAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation. UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of more than 115 North American colleges focused on research and training in the Earth system sciences. UCAR provides a voice for our members, in collaboration with the broader community, to convey the value of our research, education, and partnerships to policymakers and decision makers. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a world-class center leading, promoting and facilitating innovation in the atmospheric and related Earth and Sun systems sciences. Established in 1960 by the National Science Foundation, composed of seven labs with expertise in multiple fields of Earth system sciences, NCAR provides the university community with world-class facilities and services that are beyond the reach of any individual institution. UCAR Community Programs (UCP) provides a suite of innovative resources, tools, and services to researchers, educators, and practitioners in the Earth system science community. Activities include training weather forecasters, firefighters, and emergency managers to supporting a constellation of atmosphere-observing satellites. UCP also develops internship programs and educational resources, provides real-time data and software analysis tools, and manages projects and staffing for scientific programs across the country and around the world. What You Will Do: Reporting to the Deputy Director of Information Technology, and deployed to the UCP Director, this position serves as the primary contact, conduit, and interface between Enterprise IT (Office of the CIO) and UCP. Position will be responsible for understanding all the IT services that can be brought to bear on behalf of UCP, for communicating the availability of situation-appropriate services to UCP Leadership when the right context arises, for communicating to IT Leadership all the activities taking place within UCP that include an IT component, and for ensuring that the right IT resources are available for use by UCP when needed. Position serves as a strategic, tactical, and technical consultant and advisor to UCP Leadership, Centers, and Programs. Position is responsible for ensuring the satisfaction of UCP with respect to IT services. Responsibilities: Maintains a comprehensive familiarity and understanding of the IT services available across the organization, as well as a comprehensive understanding of how those services can be brought to bear on behalf of UCP. Serves UCP as a definitive source of information about IT capabilities, policies, processes, procedure, plans, and future direction. Maintains a comprehensive familiarity and understanding of the current-and-planned administrative, strategic, research, scientific, and mission-facing activities taking place within UCP, with an emphasis on any IT-related needs related to those activities. Ensures that IT Leadership is prepared to deploy resources to serve UCP’s needs as they arise. Key member of the leadership team for Enterprise IT, reporting to the Deputy Director of IT. Advocates for IT positions, services, projects, and functions that benefit UCP.  Identifies resource needs and works creatively on the team to solve problems, develop strategies, and adjust priorities across the division, managing to schedules and budgets, and meeting the unit objectives and organizational mission. Maintains a strong positive relationship with the UCP Director, the UCP Leadership Team, with all Center and Program leaders within UCP, and with all distributed IT staff within UCP. Facilitates adoption of Enterprise IT services by UCP leadership, and by UCP Centers and Programs. Facilitates compliance with UCAR’s information security policies by UCP leadership, and by UCP Centers and Programs. What You Need: Education and Years of Experience: Bachelor's degree in computer science or computer-related field, or equivalent work experience.  5 years of progressive experience in support of enterprise-scale infrastructure and platforms. 5 or more years’ experience working with organizational leaders and leadership teams. Preferred Experience: Experience with Business Relationship Management. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong leadership and motivational skills to accomplish objectives. Excellent interpersonal, collaboration and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to exercise emotional intelligence in stressful situations. Advanced skill in time and budget management. Expert verbal, presentation, written communications, and negotiation skills. Ability to convey complex concepts to technical, non-technical, and senior management audiences. Extensive experience implementing complex enterprise class systems making determinations of best architectural approaches ranging from on-premises servers to cloud provisioning. Expert knowledge of operating systems and networks. Extensive experience in virtual based server environments with high availability configurations. Expert knowledge and experience with integrated systems, and with integrations. Experience developing appropriate policies, procedures, and service level agreements for enterprise services. Expert problem-solving, project management, and time management skills. Expert skill in all aspects of life-cycle maintenance. Expert skill in troubleshooting. Demonstrated skill in working across organizational boundaries. Capable of adapting to a constantly changing environment. Applicant Notes: Pre-employment screenings and background checks are conducted in conjunction with an offer for employment into risk-based positions. This screening may involve verifying or reviewing any of the following relevant information: restricted parties screening, employment verification, education verification, reference checks, verification of professional licenses, certifications, and Motor Vehicle Records. Risk-based positions require pre-employment screening, a criminal background check, and Sex Offender Registry screening (for positions working with vulnerable populations). UCAR complies with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). A cover letter is required for this position. An Inclusion Statement will be required for all applicants applying to this position. This statement should address past efforts, as well as future vision and plans to advocate for and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the organization and/or field of work.

Assistant Professor in Subatomic Physics | University of Manitoba

21 April 2021
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Assistant Professor in Subatomic Physics Department of Physics and Astronomy Faculty of Science Position # 30036 University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada   The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, commencing July 1, 2022, or on a date mutually agreed upon. Outstanding candidates at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor may also be considered for a tenure-track or tenured position. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.   Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in any area of Nuclear and Particle Physics who will complement the Department’s strengths. These strengths include, but are not limited to, fundamental symmetry tests and searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model. The Department seeks a scholar with a Ph.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience in Nuclear or Particle Physics. Duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, research and service-related activities. The successful candidate will have a track record of high-quality research contributions and peer assessed publications; potential to establish an independent, externally funded research program; and the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Experience in teaching and/or mentoring will be considered a plus.   The subatomic physics group at the University of Manitoba has a long history of leadership roles in nuclear and particle physics laboratories around the world, including in Canada, the USA, Japan, and Germany. The current efforts in the group include the MOLLER experiment at Jefferson Laboratory, the P2 experiment at the MAMI facility in Mainz, Germany, R&D work for ChiralBelle at SuperKEKb and the Electron-Ion-Collider, the Francium Experiment and the Ultra-Cold neutron experiment (TUCAN) at TRIUMF, as well as the precision neutron beta-decay experiment Nab, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Jefferson Lab group has recently obtained a combined $4M grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Research Manitoba to build a major portion of the detectors for the MOLLER experiment and we seek to strengthen this effort, while expanding our involvement in the other efforts above and welcoming new impulses and directions.   The Department currently has 22 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 2 Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in Subatomic Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics and Biological and Medical Physics. Research groups in the Department are well established and equipped, with additional support provided by strong research links with other University of Manitoba units including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biological Sciences and the Manitoba Institute for Materials. High performance computing clusters exist in-house, and additional facilities are available through Compute Canada.  Further information about the Department can be obtained from www.physics.umanitoba.ca .   Winnipeg is a metropolitan area with a population approaching one million. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at https://www.travelmanitoba.com/ . The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.   If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.   We particularly hope to enhance the diversity of our department and create role models for a diverse population of students.   Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests and contributions, a summary of planned research activities, and contact information for three references should be sent to [email protected]  in a single pdf. Please ensure to specify position number 30036 in the application. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2021 , and continue until the position is filled.   Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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