The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking a dynamic research leader to serve as the Associate Lab Director for Energy Technologies. As a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, Berkeley Lab does groundbreaking research over a wide range of science and develops solutions for some of the nation's most pressing technological challenges. The mission of the Energy Technology Area (ETA) is to perform analysis, research, and development leading to better energy technologies and the reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts.
The Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Energy Technologies will be charged with building innovative applied energy sciences programs that will leverage Berkeley Lab's existing strengths in advanced materials, computation, earth sciences, engineering, physics, and biology. The ALD will also be charged with stewarding, strengthening, and diversifying Berkeley Lab's world-renowned portfolio of programs in energy-efficiency technologies and systems analysis. Finally, the ALD is responsible for translating the results of ETA's research to the private sector as efficiently and rapidly as possible.
Reporting to the Laboratory Director, the ALD for Energy Technologies has Laboratory-wide responsibility for accelerating the translation of basic and applied research results into real-world energy applications. The ALD will supervise ETA's research divisions and connect them with the related basic research areas across the Laboratory. The ALD is responsible for strategic planning, responsible management of people and facilities, research quality and integrity, and communication about ETA research. He/she is also a key member of the Laboratory's senior leadership team providing advice, counsel, and insight to the Laboratory Director and Deputy Lab Directors on the formulation and execution of the Laboratory's strategic priorities and initiatives.
In addition, the ALD for Energy Technologies will develop a strategic vision for using Berkeley Lab's proven capabilities to become a leader in accelerating technology innovation from first discovery to first commercial use. To accomplish this, the ALD will develop new models for rapidly advancing innovation within the framework of a National Lab. He/she will develop new initiatives, a clear set of principles for action, and help to affect culture change across the Laboratory in these areas.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our... nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.