Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Physics and Methods Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC72945
Job Title Computational Physics and Methods Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name CCS-2/Computational Physics And Methods
Minimum Salary 119700
Maximum Salary 201700
What You Will Do The Deputy Group Leader of the Computational Physics and Methods Group (CCS-2) is a member of the Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences (CCS) Division’s leadership team, and supports the CCS-2 Group Leader in providing technical leadership and management to the group. CCS Division is a vibrant scientific research and development organization that works in multiple mission areas of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The division is focused on impactful research and development in fundamental computer science, computational physics, algorithms, high‐performance computing, statistics, and applied mathematics. Within CCS Division, CCS-2 is a technical group of approximately 50 staff who conduct research in numerical methods and algorithms and develop physical models for current and future advanced computational architectures. Scientists in CCS-2 are a unique blend of applied mathematicians, engineers, physicists, oceanographers, and computer scientists. CCS-2 researchers work in collaboration with others across the institution and beyond on the creation, implementation, testing, and application of multi-physics continuum models and methods as embodied in large-scale parallel software tools for simulation of dynamical phenomena in nature, industrial processes, and defense applications. Specifically, the technical areas that CCS-2 researchers work in include linear and nonlinear neutral particle transport (neutrons, gamma rays, thermal X‐rays), charged particle transport, high-energy density physics, plasma and fluid dynamics, theoretical astrophysics, metal casting, welding and additive manufacturing, and climate and ocean modeling. The Deputy Group Leader works closely with the Group Leader to provide scientific and programmatic leadership to the group and to oversee the group’s technical quality and the operational and security envelope. The selected candidate will be an effective leader who has outstanding communication skills and a vision to assist the Group Leader and the laboratory in integrating capability across the institution to achieve mission goals. This position provides the opportunity to engage in many programs in both the open and secure science arenas. Group-level managers in CCS Division are expected to actively participate in technical projects and effectively balance leadership and technical contributions.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Record of strong technical leadership culminating in tangible technical products, software, or outcomes
Record of excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated experience (publications, invited presentations and professional affiliations) in physical sciences, mathematics, or engineering fields related to work in CCS-2
Demonstrated familiarity with scientific code development or the use of computations in a scientific endeavor
Demonstrated ability to solve problems across organizational boundaries
Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance
Demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming work environment that encompasses a diverse set of ideas and backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to create new technical projects and teams and to coach, mentor, and lead technical staff to follow strategic vision.
Technical leadership experience in national security programs.
Demonstrated experience with NNSA and/or DOE Office of Science programs.
Demonstrated experience in the conduct or support of science involving national and international collaboration including successful proposal writing and program development.
Leadership experience with administrative, personnel, budget, and/or programmatic business systems and procedures.
Education: Ph.D. in a physical science, mathematics, or engineering field or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Notes to Applicants: Applicants must submit a CV and a letter of interest detailing how they meet the minimum requirements and the desired skills for this position.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.
Compensation and Benefits
Flexible work schedules
Exercise facility free for staff use
Choice of comprehensive medical plans
Paid maternity leave, sick time
401k match (100% up to 6% + kicker)
Fully vested in 401k day one
Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM, enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann
Req ID: IRC72945