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Los Alamos National Laboratory CCS-6 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a strategic and visionary leader for the Statistical Sciences Group (CCS-6). It is the premier capability group at LANL for providing the core foundational methodologies for accurate and defensible approaches to data analysis. CCS-6 develops methods for exploratory data analysis, design of experiments, and for building models for prediction, classification, and uncertainty quantification. As data science and machine learning become more prominent in computational science, the role of statistics has become both increasingly important and increasingly integrated with related research and development in computer science, mathematics, and engineering. Researchers in CCS-6 are taking on the rise in data science at LANL by championing data needs in the broadest sense, often combined with high-performance computing, to address the hardest interdisciplinary mission challenges.

The Group Leader is a member of the Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences Division leadership team and is responsible for technical leadership and management of the Statistical Sciences Group. The Group Leader will

  • Create an intellectual environment that enables innovative scientific research, development, and mission delivery, which attracts, retains and develops a high caliber, diverse technical staff

  • Actively participate in technical projects and effectively balance leadership and technical contributions

  • Advocate for and increase visibility of the group’s research in national and international venues

  • Build collaborative relationships with external partners and partners across the Laboratory to address mission challenges

  • Develop strategic priorities and goals for the group and as part of the CCS Division Leadership team

  • Serve as the direct supervisor of the group’s staff with responsibility for their performance evaluation, salary, and career development

The Statistical Sciences Group is internationally recognized for research in many methodological areas including Bayesian methods, validation and uncertainty quantification of computer models, design and analysis of experiments, reliability, sample planning, analysis of measurement systems, Monte Carlo and computer-intensive methods, spatial modeling, statistical computation, statistical graphics and visualization, and statistical learning. The staff develop and apply these methods in a wide range of science, technology, and engineering areas such as materials science and advanced manufacturing, environmental modeling, next-generation energy science and technology, space and planetary systems science, cosmology, epidemiology and public health, cyber security and network science, image and multi-source signals analysis, future computing, and analysis of complex engineered systems including the nuclear stockpile. High-performance computing and simulation and large-scale data analysis play a large and growing role in many of these disciplines and applications.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements for R&D Manager4 ( $129,800-$225,200)

  • Record of developing and leading research and development in a diverse technical environment

  • Demonstrated technical expertise including a strong record of peer-reviewed publications

  • Demonstrated ability to create teams and to coach, mentor, and lead technical staff

  • Demonstrated experience in the application or research of data analysis methodologies

  • Record of excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrated experience in successful proposal writing and developing R&D programs

  • Technical leadership experience in national security science programs

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with staff and stakeholders at multiple levels

  • Working knowledge of Department of Energy programs and research offices

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and respond to new opportunities

  • Experience with long‐range planning and program development activities

Education: Ph.D. in Statistics, Mathematics, or related fields, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Notes to Applicants

  • This position is expected to include professional, programmatic, and program development travel.

  • The applicant should provide a detailed cover letter which addresses how your knowledge, skills and abilities meet the minimum requirements and desired skills.

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.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting and enabling their successes. Los Alamos, New Mexico, enjoys excellent weather, clean air, and outstanding public schools. Los Alamos is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking and biking trails, and easy access to a range of recreational pursuits. Many employees enjoy the proximity to the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, opera, and cultural events.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Doyle, Christine Louise
Email cdoyle@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC77751
Organization Name CCS-DO/Computer, Computational & Stat Sciences
Minimum Salary 132500
Maximum Salary 229900
Req ID: IRC77751
Category: Science