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Los Alamos National Laboratory Center Director (Scientist 5/6) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Scientist 5 /Scientist 6 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Scientist 5 $162,900 - $291,400

The Theoretical Division (T) and the National Security Education Center (NSEC) are searching for a Director for the Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS). The Center identifies and studies complex nonlinear phenomena arising in both basic and applied research, coordinates the study of these problems into interdisciplinary themes, and fosters research collaborations among researchers. The CNLS provides a link for effective interactions with academic and industrial centers of excellence in nonlinear research. The CNLS hosts numerous visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, organizes lectures, workshops and conferences on topics of current scientific interest. The Center conducts an interdisciplinary research program in the theoretical physical, biological and mathematical sciences, with strong ties to both experimental and computational activities. Organizationally, the Center resides in the Theoretical Division within the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Simulation and Computation (ALDSC).

The Center Director provides scientific leadership and line management of the CNLS while fostering collaborations with scientists throughout the Laboratory. The CNLS Center Director is expected to develop and lead a program to target and create cooperative long-term research programs consistent with the Laboratory’s strategic research objectives, to develop a strong working relationship with the CNLS External Advisory Committee, and to maintain effective working relationships throughout all levels of the Laboratory, government entities, academia and industry. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program while providing technical vision to nurture and support existing programs of others at the Center. The Center Director should be energetic, results-oriented, a catalyst for change and an outstanding relationship builder. Line management responsibilities include accountability for quality research, management of financial and human resources, proactive support of Laboratory and Division safety, security, environment and diversity objectives, the communications/marketing strategy for the Center and collaboration with the Theoretical Division to help provide strategic direction for the organization.

Scientist 6 $183,900 - $368,000

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the ability to chair international advisory and/or policy boards. Sought out for peer review by other recognized authorities and may lead peer review committees at an international level.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment in one or more areas relevant to the Center as evidenced by an outstanding publication portfolio and/or a demonstrable national or international reputation.

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining research collaborations, from the identification of new potential topics to forming teams, promoting proposals, and executing projects.

  • Experience and accomplishments in strategic and tactical planning and in collaborative execution of the plans.

  • Ability to balance competing interests with available resources and establish clear priorities and focus.

  • Demonstrated record of effective management and leadership in the following areas: financial management, facilities and operational management (safety, security, environment), and personnel management.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, including uncompromising honesty and integrity; and ability to earn the respect of subordinates, supervisors, peers, and customers.

  • Record of effective two-way written and oral communications skills, as evidenced by internal and external interactions, including briefings, presentations, publications, and meetings.

Additional Job Requirements for Scientist 6:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

The ability to set and/or approve technical approaches for obtaining solutions to international technology challenges of ultimate importance. Proposes and influences strategic business investment plans that directly impact the future of the Laboratory.

Education/Experience at lower level : Ph.D. degree in a scientific or engineering field relevant to the Center’s activities and research or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education/Experience at higher level : Ph.D. degree in a scientific or engineering field relevant to the Center’s activities and research and 5 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Research experience with DOE/NNSA laboratories and US Universities.

  • Knowledge of national and international programs of relevance to the Center’s activities.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance, which generally requires U.S. citizenship.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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 .

Note to Applicants: Contact Melanie Vigil (mlvigil@lanl.gov ) for more details about this position.

Where You Will Work Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (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)

Additional Details

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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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

  • 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. SeeDOE 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.

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

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Contact Details
Contact Name Hall, Lorna Jane
Email lorna.hall@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC91223
Organization Name T-CNLS/Center For Nonlinear Studies
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Req ID: IRC91223
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