Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Physics Division Division has an opening for a Program Manager to join the team.
In this role, you will assist in the management of the operation and maintenance of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, SD. As part of the LZ Operations team, the Program Manager will interact with LZ collaborating institutions in the United States and in other countries.
LZ is a flagship DOE-funded experiment searching for WIMP dark matter, located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in South Dakota. It recently took the lead in sensitivity worldwide. It is currently operating and expected to run at least through 2026.
As part of the management team for operation of the LZ experiment, the successful applicant will be exposed to, and take responsibility for a subset of, a wide array of tasks and concerns.
What You Will Do:
Assist the LZ Operations Manager in the management of the operation and maintenance of the experiment.
Assist in the development and articulation of the LZ Operations Plan, in coordination with the scientific goals of the collaboration.
Provide management support to LZ technical teams at Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) to carry out planned tasks and programs.
Help organize shift rotations of staff taking shifts to operate the LZ experiment.
Advocate as necessary on behalf of the Operations team to the LZ collaboration and others.
Help manage and organize operational procedures and inventories.
Review financial reports to help track funding and spending.
Assist with financial and contractual interactions with collaborating LZ institutions.
Help develop and maintain classic project management tools such as schedule, risks analysis, documents database.
Prepare and deliver reports and presentations on the status and planning of the experiment.
Assist with interactions with the Department of Energy (DOE).
Interact with professional staff within the Division, Laboratory and externally.
What is Required:
BS or advanced degree in High Energy or Nuclear Physics or Astrophysics or related field of Engineering and/or equivalent training experience.
Demonstrated professional experience of at least 5 years with increasing responsibility in program administration and planning to include design, construction, assembly, installation, operation, maintenance and data analysis of a large physics experiment, or equivalent relevant experience.
Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and computer-based applications/tools needed for program management.
Able to manage conflicting priorities and assist in development of action plans leading to successful completion of tasks.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to present ideas clearly and logically.
Familiarity with the field of dark matter research, underground science, and relevant technology.
Experience using project management tools to develop budgets and schedules.
PhD or equivalent.
For full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2023.
This is a full-time, 3 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position is expected to pay $106,800-$114,000. Salary for this position will be commensurate with the final candidate's qualifications and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, certifications, plus also aligned with the internal peer group.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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