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Director of Idaho University Collaborations and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
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Jan 16, 2022

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Director of Idaho University Collaborations and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies - (16676)Description
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking an accomplished leader to serve as the next Director for Idaho University Collaborations and The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). The chosen leader will be at the forefront of creating, inspiring, and guiding the organization's vision toward an exciting future.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide overarching leadership for INL's interactions with the three research universities in Idaho (Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho) regarding research and education collaborations in energy, cybersecurity, high performance computing, and other R&D areas.
  • Lead CAES (), a research, education, and innovation consortium focused on advanced energy, that is housed in a 55,000 sq ft shared-use building in Idaho Falls, ID.
  • Facilitate collaborative work between the Idaho Universities and INL at the Cybercore Integration Center (CIC) and the Collaborative Computing Centers (C3), two INL facilities on the same campus.
  • Represent INL interests in collaborations and manage a small staff at the CAES building, but the primary focus is to cultivate a collaborative community of INL staff/managers and university staff/faculty, including the three university-affiliated CAES Associate Directors, to achieve research and educational impact in and for the State of Idaho.

Minimum Requirements:
  • PhD in science or engineering plus 10 years post-degree experience.
  • 5 years minimum management experience with people above first-line supervisor level and programs.
  • Demonstrated credibility as a scientific/technical leader and ability to set and implement strategy for a collaborative enterprise.
  • Ability to work with peer collaborators to achieve shared goals and work with a wide variety of stakeholders, including governmental and community representatives.
  • Operational experience in a scientific/engineering laboratory environment to also include experience facilitating national laboratory and university collaborations/partnerships.
  • Successful experience working in a university environment as faculty, administration, or staff and working at a national laboratory in a staff or management role.
  • Commitment to INL values of: excellence, inclusivity, ownership, safety, teamwork, and integrity.
  • Dedication to safety in conduct of research operations.
  • Interest in and commitment to sustainability goals.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Job Information:
  • Chosen applicants are required a "demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment."

INL Overview:

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

INL Mission:

Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision:

Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements:

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

COVID Safety Protocols:

As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable. If safety protocols evolve to include mandatory vaccinations, Idaho National Laboratory will require compliance with such vaccine mandates subject to applicable protections under State and Federal Law.

Reasonable Accommodation:

We will 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.

Other Information:

When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

Benefits & Salary:

We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: .
Primary Location: US-ID-Idaho FallsJob: ManagementOrganization: Laboratory Director (A0xx)Schedule: Full-timeEmployee Status: RegularJob Posting: Oct 11, 2021, 10:36:38 AMUnposting Date: Ongoing
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