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Argonne National Laboratory Associate Division Director in Lemont, Illinois

Associate Division Director

Requisition Number: 407397 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: ASD-Accelerator Systems Division

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RDL3 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Associate Division Director, Operations for the Accelerator Systems Division (ASD) reports to the ASD Division Director. It has a critical role in assuring the division’s success against a broad range of strategic and tactical performance requirements, primary among them being the implementation, commissioning and operation of a new storage ring through the APS Upgrade project.

The incumbent provides leadership and has line management responsibilities for technical programs, operational activities and Division personnel. Acts as a Division liaison/representative to nearly all Division operational functions and to Division customers and stakeholders.

  • Manage project for preparing the accelerator complex for the APS Upgrade and assist APS Operations in the implementation and commissioning of the new design
  • Responsible for managing several technical groups in the division and helping maintain high availability and reliability APS accelerator operations.
  • Seamlessly collaborates with APS Operations and APS Upgrade staff, as well as Division Directors to ensure that PSC has access to appropriate capabilities for sustained, high reliability operations.
  • Serves as a key member of the Directorate senior leadership team working directly with PSC Directorate senior leaders to provide a combination of strategic, operational and technical/functional leadership in the integration of varied resources needed to meet technical, fiscal and scientific requirements of the Advanced Photon Source.
  • Ensures all Division activities, as they apply to work performed by self or by personnel under supervision, will be executed in compliance with ES&H and security responsibilities established by Argonne National Laboratory's ES&H policies, Safeguards and Security policies, work rules, and safe practices.
  • Acts as a catalyst for change by diagnosing problems and developing and promoting new ideas and improvements that positively impact accelerator operations and the Directorate.
  • Provides advice and direction to the various technical groups at APS, on a daily basis, to ensure safe execution of work assigned in meeting APS accelerator operational targets.


  • Extensive experience and expertise in the design, operation, simulation, commissioning, and automation of accelerators for synchrotron radiation sources. A record of research in accelerator science and technology.
  • Significant experience successfully leading technical groups and managing operations within the DOE complex or National Laboratories or in a similarly large and complex organization in support of science and technology, particularly synchrotron facilities or accelerator installations.
  • Must be results driving, with a distinguished record of accomplishments with performance characterized by integrity and the highest ethical standards.
  • Makes critical and timely decisions using data and sound judgment, exercises financial stewardship.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of DOE and Laboratory policies including ES&H policies and practices.
  • Knowledge of and skills in project management practices and principles, particularly DOE project standards.
  • Skill and experience in the development of technical programs, and in management of technical groups, scientists, engineers, and support staff. Skills are required in the areas of judgement, foresight, management and leadership.
  • Considerable skill in interacting and coordination with other Laboratory organizations.

This description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, the job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

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