Division Chief of its Quantum Electromagnetics Division (QED)

Boulder, Colorado
$140,428-$172,500 per annum
August 18 2021
Organization Type

The Physical Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) anticipates the need for a Division Chief of its Quantum Electromagnetics Division (QED) (https://www.nist.gov/pml/quantum-electromagnetics). The QED has more than 45 permanent scientific and engineering staff and over 60 students, postdoctoral researchers, and contractors.  Its permanent scientific and engineering staff consist primarily of physicists and electrical engineers with PhDs.   The Division’s multidisciplinary activities include advanced materials analysis using X-ray spectrometer arrays, superconducting electronics and nanomagnetics fabrication and metrology for neuromorphic computing and signal processing, development of superconducting sensor arrays for microwave,  X-ray, and gamma ray instruments, and cryogenics science and engineering for photon detector arrays and quantum measurements, all of which support industry, government, and academic stakeholders.  The principal duties for the Division are carried out on the Boulder campus of NIST.

Interested candidates should have research and management experience and a degree in physics or electrical engineering in accordance with the

 OPM qualification standards.   Interested candidates must be a U.S. Citizen and should submit a Curriculum Vitae or a Resume and a list of potential references by September 24, 2021 to Zulma Lainez, 100 Bureau Drive MS 8400, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8400 or by email to zulma.lainez@nist.gov.  If you have technical questions concerning this position please contact James Kushmerick, Director Physical Measurement Laboratory (james.kushmerick@nist.gov). 

Whether submitting a Curriculum Vitae or a resume, the candidate must provide sufficient information to clearly articulate their leadership and management capabilities and experience, including both personnel and financial management.  This may be provided in a separate cover letter.   Individuals should also include a list of publications and a list of talks and presentations covering at least the past 5 years showing research experience.   The identified candidate will be hired as a ZP-V (GS-15) equivalent.

Depending on the identified candidates professional background they will be hired as a Supervisory Physicist, ZP-1310, Grade V or as a Supervisory Electrical Engineer, ZP-0855, Grade-V.  Applicants Curriculum Vitae or Resume must provide positive evidence that they have performed highly creative or outstanding research that has led or can lead to major advances in a specific area of research, to a major advance in the discipline or field of science involved, or to major advances in science in general, can be rated under this provision for highly demanding research positions requiring similar abilities or show at least 1 year equivalent at the GS-14 level.  The position when available will be posted at (http://www.usajobs.gov).  The salary range for the position is $140,428-$172,500 per annum.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology of the Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.