Washington State University (WSU) seeks applications for an Administrative Manager for the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory. The DCS, sponsored by the DOE/NNSA and operated by Washington State University (Institute for Shock Physics), is a national user facility with a focus on understanding the dynamic compression and deformation response of materials under extreme conditions. This position requires a high level of professionalism, strong organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines. The DCS Administrative Manager is responsible for advisory, budgetary, managerial, and supervisory duties regarding the daily administrative operations; project management; and user support activities.
Representative responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Serve as the primary administrative contact for internal and external constituencies, often on complex and confidential issues. The scope of interactions includes close coordination with the Institute for Shock Physics in Pullman, WA, and external constituencies, such as the APS, federal agencies, national laboratories, and the DCS user community.
• Provide project management for a wide variety of activities, with guidance from the DCS Manager, related to the operation of the experimental stations, acquisition and installation of new equipment, and planning for experimental runs.
• Participate in strategic financial and other related planning activities. This includes assisting in developing and modifying forecasts, cost estimates, trend analyses, and compiling and analyzing data/statistics.
• Manage business functions related to personnel administration, including recruitment, onboarding, payroll expense assignments, and personnel related activities.
• Manage and coordinate user visits for experiments, including interactions with DCS faculty/staff; correspondence, and visit logistics.
• Develop, implement, and audit policies and procedures to comply with university, state, federal, and other relevant laws and regulations.
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field.
• Demonstrated experience using accounting information systems and/or applications software.
• Experience with budgets and financial management.
• Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies, maintain a client service focus, and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated capability to exercise good judgment and analytical thought processes.
• Experience with grant and contract administration.
• Experience working in a scientific/technical environment.
To apply, please submit application materials via the WSU Human Resource Services website: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/36570. Applicants should submit a letter of application explicitly addressing the qualifications for this position and date of availability; detailed resume; and the names, email, and addresses of three professional references. Questions may be submitted to Sheila Heyns, Senior Manager, Institute for Shock Physics, 509-335-1861, email@example.com.
This position is available now and the search will continue until the position is filled.
Additional information about the the Institute for Shock Physics and Washington State University follows: The Institute has ongoing research activities at the following three locations: • Institute for Shock Physics - Pullman, WA: Combining research innovations and rigorous education (shock.wsu.edu) • Applied Sciences Laboratory - Spokane, WA: Transforming science into practical solutions (asl.wsu.edu) • Dynamic Compression Sector - Argonne, IL: Frontier of dynamic compression science (first-of-a-kind worldwide user facility) located at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory (dcs-aps.wsu.edu)
Washington State University Washington State University, one of the two research universities in the state, was founded in 1890 as the state’s land-grant institution and is located in Pullman with regional campuses in Spokane, Vancouver and the Tri-Cities. Due to its strong emphasis on excellence in research and education, the Carnegie Classification™ has designated WSU as RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity). Current enrollment is approximately 29,686 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The University offers more than 200 fields of study, with 95 majors for undergraduates, 79 master’s degree programs, 63 doctoral degree programs, and 3 professional degree programs. Academically, the University is organized into 11 colleges (Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business; Communication; Education; Engineering and Architecture; Honors; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; and Veterinary Medicine) and a Graduate School. For more information, please visit www.wsu.edu.
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About Dynamic Compression Sector
The DCS, sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the Department of Energy (DOE), is a first-of-its-kind user facility dedicated to dynamic compression science. Washington State University (WSU) is leading the effort to develop and build the DCS infrastructure and instrumentation, in collaboration with the APS; DOE/NNSA National Laboratories (Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia); Department of Defense Laboratories, including the Army Research Laboratory and Naval Research Laboratory; and academic institutions. The DCS represents an exciting and visionary capability in support of the NNSA’s scientific mission, and offers an opportunity to pursue fundamental science that has not been possible at any synchrotron radiation facility to date.