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Division Director, High Energy Physics
Requisition Number: 405560 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Executive Leadership Division: PSE-Physical Sciences and Engineering
Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
Level (Grade): RDL4
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Argonne National Laboratory invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of Director of the High Energy Physics Division (HEP), one of five Divisions within Argonne’s Physical Sciences and Engineering Directorate. The spectrum of research in the Division covers all three frontiers of high energy physics: Energy, Intensity and Cosmic, including theoretical programs in particle physics and cosmology. The Division also manages cutting edge programs in sensor and detector development, advanced accelerator R&D, advanced computing applications, and maintains electronics and mechanical engineering support groups. The Division includes the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator (AWA) and a US-ATLAS Analysis Support Center. Strong inter-Divisional collaborations within Argonne are an important feature of HEP’s scientific activities; cross-cutting areas include materials and photon science, nuclear physics, and high performance computing. The Division is funded mainly through DOE’s Office of High Energy Physics. 

The HEP Division Director will bear responsibility for the research programs in the Division including activities such as long-term planning, preparation of initiatives, establishment of policy and priorities, and interactions with the funding agencies and the broader academic and laboratory research communities. In addition, the Director will strive to maintain excellence and diversity in the HEP scientific and technical staff and work to foster and maintain high standards in environmental safety, health, quality assurance, and professional ethics for all of the Division’s activities.

Chartered in 1946 as the nation’s first National Laboratory, Argonne is one of the preeminent multidisciplinary research facilities in the United States, located about 25 miles southwest of Chicago. It enters the 21st century focused on solving the major scientific and engineering challenges of our time: sustainable energy, a clean environment, economic competitiveness, fundamental research, and national security. Argonne is home to a staff of over 3,300 employees including over 1,500 scientists, engineers and postdoctoral scholars and, with world-renowned scientific facilities, hosts over 6,500 facility users annually. For a description of divisional programs, please visit the HEP home page at

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in high energy physics or a related field, an internationally recognized scientific stature, 10+ years of relevant experience, and demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities with a commitment to excellence in research and operations. Experience in managing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships in a large matrixed environment of internal as well as external contacts is necessary.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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