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Deputy Director - Computational Science Initiative

Job ID JR100483 Date posted 09/25/2023

Established in 2016 at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Computational Science Initiative (CSI), has secured its position among leading computer science research organizations while maintaining its “start-up” atmosphere of innovation and flexibility in shaping its direction. Continuously growing throughout the past seven years, CSI works with a broad set of sponsors on a range of exciting computer science, applied math, and computational science topics.

Responsible AI for use in consequential decision-making applications, next-generation digital twins, and award-winning extreme-scale workflow infrastructures are only a sampling of our research focus areas inspired by the world-leading experimental facilities found only at Brookhaven Lab. Now, we are seeking a deputy director who shares our commitment to excellence in science, innovation, and teamwork in multidisciplinary settings and is excited to help shape our future. You should be a leader engaged in your own research and demonstrate a proven track record of helping others fulfill their research ambitions.

Management experience has enabled you to easily build new relationships and networks of colleagues, collaborators, and sponsors by communicating your visions convincingly to a range of audiences. At CSI, you will find a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive team that is looking forward to hearing your ideas for its future and will support making them a reality.

Note: This is an on-site position eligible for consideration of a flexible work arrangement at the discretion of the Director

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Director of the Computational Science Initiative in providing scientific leadership for the development, implementation, and execution of CSI’s research programs.
  • Support the Director of the Computational Science Initiative in leading computer science and applied mathematics research for the Laboratory, including the development and implementation of scientific strategies to sustain national and international prominence, helping to ensure that CSI’s programs are meeting client needs.
  • Fulfill programmatic and program manager roles for the Laboratory in computer science and applied mathematics research by developing research programs and strategic partnerships with other national laboratories, colleges and universities, other research institutions, and public and private corporations.
  • Strengthen existing research programs, develop new programs, and drive strategic initiatives for the organization. Work with the Director of the Computational Science Initiative to identify and implement strategic research opportunities, including Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) priorities.
  • Maintain compliance with Laboratory policies, standards, and procedures as documented in Standards-Based Management System (SBMS). Implement operational standards to meet the expectations of the Laboratory Agenda.
  • Support the Director of the Computational Science Initiative in identifying staff and other resource requirements. Support recruiting initiatives in diversity, fellowships, and university relations. Serve as primary contact with assigned core university. Promote educational outreach programs.
  • Establish a personal research program in a computer science or mathematics domain related to CSI’s mission.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent experience with 20+ years of broad related experience in conducting and managing recognized leading research programs related to the Department of Energy (DOE) in large, multidisciplinary research organizations.
  • Proven track record in building leading research programs, including strategy development, attracting leading researchers, building partnerships, gaining funding, successful delivery, and gaining peer recognition.
  • Experience in successfully communicating with key stakeholders (specifically DOE’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research), clients, program sponsors, and internal staff.
  • Regarded as a leading researcher in a field of computer science and applied mathematics related to data-driven discovery, including high-performance streaming data analysis algorithms, workflows, programming models, runtime systems, storage and I/O (input/output) systems, and performance modeling.
  • Currently a principal investigator of a substantial portfolio of research projects related to computer science or applied mathematics related to data-driven discovery.

Other Information:

  • Security clearance requirements: Must undergo and receive a favorable disposition in a preliminary background investigation (criminal, credit, prior employment, etc.); must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy Q-level security clearance which requires that you: be a US citizen; have no felony convictions or other serious offenses; have an honorable discharge from military, and a good credit history.  Obtaining and maintaining a security clearance is condition of employment.
  • Moderate domestic and foreign travel
  • ERAP Eligible (employee award for successful referral $1K)

Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $210450 - $336200 / year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

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