Los Alamos National Laboratory Bioscience Deputy Division Leader (R&D Manager 5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multi-disciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.
We are currently seeking a Deputy Division Leader (DDL) in Bioscience (B) Division to be a partner in providing executive-level leadership in strategic direction and management oversight for a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of 100+ experimental and computational scientists with an annual budget of $60M. B Division serves the Nation by developing the science and technology needed to advance our knowledge of biological systems to address national level challenges in biosecurity and energy security. R&D includes addressing contemporary biothreats and preparing for future threats to human populations, to their way of life, and to the global environment (e.g., natural or engineered infectious diseases, bioenergy and environmental resources/sustainability). The DDL will share the responsibility with the Division Leader (DL) to establish a vision and path for the future of the Division and will lead and manage scientific, human resource, operational, and outreach activities. The successful candidate will be committed to scientific excellence and a diverse workforce, provide technical leadership for the Division, and represent the Division in institutional-level science and program planning. Duties will also involve interaction with DOE sponsors such as NNSA, Office of Science, Applied Energy Offices, and other government agencies, both directly and through LANL program offices, as well as with key collaborators in academia, industry, DOE national laboratories, national agencies and other institutes.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The successful candidate will have expert-level knowledge and proven skills and abilities in the following areas:
Leadership: Record of technical leadership including experience in leading complex teams or programs. Experience managing personnel, negotiating agreements, delegating authority, and building consensus among team members. A proven track record of attracting, mentoring, and retaining a creative and diverse workforce with a commitment to AA/EEO/Diversity/Inclusion/Belonging objectives.
Management: Experience in managing the safety envelope of research facilities with biological and chemical hazards. Experience effectively managing financial and human resources. Experience implementing, enforcing, and providing clear guidance for institutional policies that affect research and development.
Strategy: Experience in developing and implementing strategies to foster science, build technical capability, develop research programs, improve technical infrastructure and facilities, and strategically connect with external organizations.
Program Development and Sponsor Relations: Experience in program development, acquiring significant funding, and representing programs internally and externally to sponsors, stakeholders, and review boards. Knowledge of external funding agencies (DOE, NNSA, DOD, DHS, etc.) relevant to B Division, including experience and engagement with programmatic sponsors (programmatic interaction, strategy development, and/or change of station).
Science: Excellent record of bioscience-related research and/or programmatic accomplishments, as evidenced by publications, citations, presentations, successfully winning grants, and/or leadership of large projects.
Collaboration and Communication: Experience in developing collaborations, teamwork, building consensus, and effective communication with staff, sponsors, partners, and stakeholders.
For full consideration, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the job requirements listed above and outlines your vision for this position.
Education/Experience: Requires a bachelor’s degree in an area of biological sciences, or a related discipline, from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A PhD is preferred.
Note to Applicants:
Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program
Applicants must be able to obtain a Q clearance which typically requires US Citizenship
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year. Where You Will Work
The Bioscience Division consists of the Bioenergy and Biome Sciences Group and the Biosecurity and Public Health Group. The organization is dynamic, intellectually rich, and collaborative with a broad portfolio of fundamental and applied research in biological science that focuses on national security, environmental stewardship, and public health. The scientific staff has world-class capabilities in cell and molecular biology, environmental and pathogen microbiology, genomics and data science, structural biology, bio-inspired materials, molecular synthesis, and diagnostics. The Division collaborates broadly with other LANL technical divisions in areas such as chemistry, physics, materials science, modeling, simulation and computational science.
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, LANL is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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 regard 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 email@example.com or call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Vacancy Name: IRC85592
Organization Name B-DO/Bioscience
Minimum Salary 162900
Maximum Salary 291400
Req ID: IRC85592