Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Group Leader/R&D Manager 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Deputy Group Leader (DGL) will report to the EES-16 Group Leader and will be responsible for supporting the Group Leader in scientific leadership and management, as well as operation and administration of EES-16. The EES-16 DGL, funded at 50% for management activities, will work closely with the Group Leader to advance the strategic and tactical planning of scientific programs, budgets, line management, and operations to ensure Group activities meet or exceed requirements. The successful candidate will function as a key part of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division Leadership Team, sharing responsibility for the objectives and mission of the Division, including planning strategic directions, sound management practices, and operational excellence.The DGL will share responsibility with the Group Leader for developing and administering budgets, schedules, and performance standards for EES-16. The DGL will help the Group Leader direct the administration of research and development employees including, forecasting staffing requirements, adhering to action-oriented programs to address affirmative action placement goals, directing assignments, assuring workforce development, monitoring performance, and initiating personnel actions. This position is funded at 50% time for the management role. The expectation is that the remaining 50% of the candidate’s time will be funded by joining existing projects or developing new projects in technical areas relevant to EES-16 where the candidate will play a technical, scientific, or project leadership role, with emphasis on developing funding for others as well.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of, and proven ability in recruiting, mentoring, assessing the performance of, and supervising the technical work of independently-minded scientific researchers.

  • Thorough knowledge of and proven ability in implementing institutional policies and procedures, as they relate to personnel management, budget oversight, safety and security.

  • Proven ability inbuilding collaborative projects and relationships across organizational boundaries.

  • Proven ability inproposing, developing, and sustaining research programs in areas relevant to EES-16.

  • To cover the non-management 50% of work scope, the ability to contribute technically to one or more group projects or if an internal candidate, the ability to transition an existing project into EES-16 work activities.

  • Demonstrated record of excellence and achievement in technical areas relevant to EES-16 as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, reports, seminars, briefings, and presentations.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which usually requires US citizenship. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience interfacing and managing relationships with external sponsoring organizations (DOE, NNSA, DoD, DHS, Industry, etc.).

  • Experience in conflict resolution and in dealing with human performance issues.

  • Experience with high-performance computing (HPC) or with projects that utilize HPC.

  • Experience with, and utilization of, uncertainty quantification, decision analysis, machine learning.

  • Experience conceiving,developing, leading, and executing substantial computational modeling and simulation project(s) to address science questions relevant to EES-16.

Education:Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, Ph.D. in Geoscience, Engineering, Computational Science, or Applied Math is preferred.

Notes to Applicants: Interested applicants should submit a CV with complete list of publications or equivalent if applicable and cover letter addressing the required and desired criteria.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular Position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to

applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

The Computational Earth Science Group (EES-16)performs research and develops capabilities for computational approaches and solutions to address challenges in sustainable energy development (CO2 sequestration, geothermal energy, hydraulic fracturing, and wind energy), environmental management and nuclear waste disposal, nuclear nonproliferation (subsurface detonation impacts, detection, and gas flow), surface and subsurface hydrology, climate change and impacts, and wildfire and urban firestorms. The Group is characterized by a combination of basic and applied research, leading to the development of novel and integrated modeling and analysis capabilities that are utilized to address practical problems for sponsors including DOE, other federal agencies, and a variety of industries. The group currently has 26 staff, 12 postdocs and, during the summer, approximately 22 students.

Maximum Salary: 192900

Minimum Salary: 114500

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Duran, Andria M

Organization Name: EES-16/Computational Earth Science

Email: amduran@lanl.gov

Job Title: Deputy Group Leader/R&D; Manager 3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC57401