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Distinguished R&D Staff Quantum Security


Company : Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Location : Oak Ridge, TN


Created : 2021-07-17


Job Type : Full Time


Job Description

Requisition Id4667 Overview We are currently seeking qualified applicants for a Distinguished R&D Staff Member for Quantum Security in the Cyber Resilience and Intelligence Division. The Distinguished R&D Staff position affords the unique opportunity to grow and lead critical national security missions with a group of talented R&D professionals that enhances Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as a premier national security sciences organization. Quantum security science is a strategic growth area at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and this position is an opportunity to blaze new scientific trails and set strategy for ORNL and the National Security Sciences Directorate (NSSD) in this rapidly growing and evolving field. ORNL is interested in investing internal R&D funds for this position to provide the resources and freedom to be creative, science-focused, and strategic in the expansion of this critical science thrust area. Purpose This position will lead state of the art Research and Development (R&D) in the area of quantum security that strategically advances science and technology consistent with ORNL's aspiration to be the world's premier R&D institution. Quantum systems development (computers, sensors, and information systems, for example) is an extremely active field, and many of these systems are used in applications where a stated objective is enhanced security. That said, it is also critical that the quantum-based systems are designed with security in mind from conception, as such systems also have vulnerabilities and attack surfaces that may be nontraditional, but definitely exist. More specifically, a few examples of some of the important areas that this position will lead and/or foster that are inherent to a quantum security capability include engineering of quantum systems for security, sensors emissions & interference, cryptography, and quantum information theory. This position reports to the scientific Group Leader and works closely with NSSD R&D leadership to create and implement a scientific vision; establishes capabilities that enable programs to excel at the forefront of science and technology; performs R&D to advance the field of knowledge and/or technology in one's respective specialty; sets, implements, and models standards for performance of work consistent with Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) requirements and business rules; and ensures a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard, and appreciated-a workplace that sets an example for the broader community. The National Security Sciences Directorate conducts research and development to confront some of the nation's most difficult security challenges and adversaries. Our directorate houses S&T leadership in cybersecurity and cyber-physical resiliency, data analytics, geospatial science and technology, nuclear nonproliferation, and high-performance computing for sensitive national security missions. We draw on the Laboratory's exceptional facilities and work closely with leading researchers in other areas at the lab such as nuclear and chemical sciences and engineering, applied materials, advanced manufacturing, biosecurity, transportation, quantum sciences, and computing. Our multi-disciplinary research teams are passionate about discovery and innovation as we create science-based solutions to complex security threats that put public safety, national defense, energy infrastructure, and the economy at risk. Our commitment to diversity: As we strive to become the world's premier research institution in the sciences and technologies that underpin critical national security missions, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that highly values a diverse workforce. We recognize that a breadth of perspectives, insights, and experiences are necessary to drive the level of innovation and discovery that is mission critical to national security sciences. Our commitment extends beyond our workforce to the next generation of researchers with STEM education outreach that seeks to engage a diverse range of students. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Initiate, lead and perform independent and impactful R&D; for example, innovative S&T delivered to sponsors, successful proposals, S&T presentations, professional community engagement, inventions/patents/copyrights, publications as appropriate. Lead program development activities through sponsor engagements, preparation of proposals and white papers, participation in workshops, as well as other program development activities. Develop a vision and implement a cohesive research strategy to ensure the success of new and ongoing research projects. Develop and implement plans to leverage new opportunities and/or expand existing efforts. Lead by example by exercising scientific integrity in proposing, performing, and communicating research. Lead by example to ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures. Exemplify a commitment to excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and work cooperatively to leverage scientific capabilities across ORNL. Advance the reputation and standing of the group through collaborations, professional society leadership and involvement. Basic Requirements: Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, an M.S. with a minimum of 16 years of experience, B.S. with 20 years of experience. Experience in the research, development and deployment of quantum-enabled technologies with a focus on the security of such technologies. Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated leadership ability and a strong commitment to a teaming environment. Strong written and oral communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated track record in national and/or international engagements that seek to sustain and strengthen the quantum security science community. Experience working for or collaborating with DOE National Laboratories (or similar R&D organizations). Special Requirement: This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program. In addition, due the SCI, you may be also be subject to random polygraph testing. This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired. We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment. If you have trouble applying for a position, please email . ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer. Nearest Major Market: Knoxville