The Laboratory for Laser Energetics has an opening for a special Assistant to the Director with responsibility to establish policies for defense research and engineering, technology development, technology transition, prototyping, experimentation, and developmental testing activities and programs, to include the allocation of resources, and alignment of efforts in microelectronics. The successful applicant will establish a mission-focused approach for microelectronics modernization as they apply to operational problems while establishing synergy of effort to ensure technical dominance against any adversary. They will be responsible for assessing mission health and performing gap assessments for microelectronics; ensuring implementation of technical standards and mission architectures; and addressing integration issues, interfaces for joint capabilities; and systems of systems.
Candidates must have a degree in a scientific discipline such as chemistry and materials engineering and a demonstrated record of leadership in micro-fabrication as well as excellent communication and organizational skills. Candidates must have 10 years of leadership in a senior level position (such as Director or General Manager) with a proven record of successfully managing complex technical programs spanning government, industry and academia. Candidates must have demonstrated experience building, leading and mentoring technical teams. Candidates with military experience and experience with government contracts are highly desired. Candidates must be US citizens and be able to obtain DOD security clearances. This position is located at the U.S. Pentagon and candidates must be willing to relocate.
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