Director AI Research and Strategic Development, National Security Focus

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7146709 (Ref:415937)

Posted: May 24, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Argonne's Computing, Environmental, Life Sciences (CELS) directorate is seeking a Director of AI Research and Strategic Development, National Security focus, to join their team. This Director will lead the conception and implementation of directorate and cross directorate Artificial Intelligence (AI) related research projects. While functioning as the primary contact in CELS for national security AI projects and will set CELS long-term vision and strategic direction for AI in national security.

In addition, you can expect to:

  • Serve as a point of contact in CELS for agency program offices that fund AI and HPC activities in national security and quantum information sciences.
  • Play a lead role in the mathematical basis of AI efforts including advancing our research efforts in AI surrogate models for physics-based simulation.
  • Collaborate and work with a broad spectrum of scientists within and external to Argonne to leverage state-of-the-art AI and next-generation high-performance computing to accelerate scientific discovery.
  • Lead mathematical modeling projects and drive internal CELS national security and other related projects that complement those in other directorates.
  • Identify funding opportunities and lead funding proposal preparation towards AI program development.
  • Evolve leadership techniques and strategies as AI efforts expand.
  • Lead and manage AI research program area consisting of multiple projects involving multidisciplinary. teams leading program development and growth efforts while ensuring quality research.
  • Manage the overall science and budgetary responsibilities while working with the Associate Laboratory Director to resolve effort activities of the team.
  • Foster and supervise a talented team of cross-directorate scientists, postdocs and students and establish relationships with universities and research organizations.

Position Requirements

  • This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved through a Master's or Ph.D. in computer science, physics, engineering, or related field and 10+ years of experience, or equivalent.
  • Ability to define, gather support for, communicate and implement strategic projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of research laboratory operations, activities, and regulatory requirements.
  • Considerable leadership skills in forming ad-hoc working groups from diverse and cross-organizational collections of individuals.
  • Proven ability to deliver recommendations and action plans to address needs and issues.
  • Demonstrated success in supporting and driving interdisciplinary research.
  • Skill in building relationships and sustaining consensus and collaboration among key internal and external stakeholders including sponsors, managers, team members, and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with academia as well as other national laboratory partners for the purpose of research.
  • Experience developing innovative ideas, techniques, and methodologies, and adapting them to current research.
  • Considerable knowledge of general practices and objectives of funding agencies.
  • Experience in both writing proposals and leading a team through the development of proposals. Experience in developing strategies to attract, motivate and retain a high-performing, diverse staff.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Q clearance if required by specific projects.
  • Passion for the mission of the Lab.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s core values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

R&D Multi-Functional Leader 3

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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Job posting number:#7146709 (Ref:415937)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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