Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Location
Princeton, NJ
Posted
May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University


Department
PUDOF

Position Summary
Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Princeton University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Princeton University manages and operates PPPL under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and funding for the Laboratory comes primarily from the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences within the DOE Office of Science. As one of the 10 National Laboratories owned by the DOE Office of Science, PPPL employs a staff of approximately 500 to conduct the nation's leading program in plasma science and fusion energy research.

Reporting to, and working in close coordination with the Princeton University Vice President (VP) for PPPL, the Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the Laboratory, including the performance of PPPL in science, engineering, operations, project management, and strategic planning. The Director is responsible for leading the Laboratory's scientific and technical programs in fusion energy science and technology, as well as broader investigations in plasma science, and provides leadership to the U.S. and world fusion energy efforts. The Director works closely with the DOE on developing and maintaining the vision and future planning for the Laboratory and is responsible for ensuring that the Laboratory provides the best possible quality and value for its customer, while maintaining DOE's highest standards for safe, efficient and compliant operations. Important additional responsibilities are to broaden the research and funding base for the Laboratory and support opportunities for collaborative research and other activities between PPPL and the Princeton University main campus.

Essential Qualifications
Princeton is seeking a results-oriented candidate with an outstanding record of scientific and/or engineering accomplishment and demonstrated success in leading and managing large, complex scientific programs and/or organizations. At least 15+ years of exemplary, senior-level leadership in a scientific R&D environment, and a vision to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration. They will also have at least 10 years managing complex operations and projects, and a proven track record to effectively bring about change and innovation. Prior experience with and understanding of the operations of DOE laboratories and the expectations of the DOE are highly desirable.

Ability to communicate effectively with staff, researchers, government officials, and the press is essential.

The Director of PPPL is also normally appointed to the faculty at Princeton University in their appropriate department.

Applications should be submitted online to http://jobs.princeton.edu

Apply here: jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69327

Nominations may be sent to:

David J. McComas, VP for PPPL
Peyton Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, 08544
dmccomas@princeton.edu

To receive full consideration, nominations and applications should be received by January 1, 2017.


Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Preferred Qualifications


Directory Title
Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Job Function
Regular Faculty
Grade
FR 020
Standard Hours

Full-time/Part-time
Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
No
Benefits Eligible
Yes
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
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EEO Statement
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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