As Group Leader, manages and leads scientific and support staff of the Spectroscopy group within the X-ray Science Division:
- Oversees the day-to-day operations and R&D activities for SPC beamlines and laboratories, and is involved in developing new concepts and applications for a wide variety of scientific and engineering applications.
- Responsible for conceiving, planning, and implementing the design and construction of synchrotron based equipment, and for reporting relevant results in an appropriate form.
- Develops and leads a personal R&D program recognized world-wide for its scientific impact; and guides other scientists in these activities.
- Knowledge of the physics of synchrotron radiation in order to develop suitable instrumentation such as beamlines, optics, and detectors.
- Knowledge of additional areas of synchrotron radiation as applied to science within group directed research.
- Familiarity with design and implementation of high-end instrumentation at synchrotron radiation facilities.
- Skills in understanding of abstract concepts and synthesizing results within the current experimental and theoretical framework.
- Skill in written and oral communication.
- Leadership skills and the ability to teach, mentor and enhance the skills of a subordinate staff.
- Knowledge and skill in establishing and running independent research program(s) while also managing those of the group.
- Interpersonal skills and the ability to manage and apply financial and project skills and operate group research within the established budgetary control guidelines. Specialized knowledge and expertise within chemical, environmental, materials, and polymer science and systems, involving XAFS, and micro XAFS.
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