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

What You Will Do_

MPA-CINT is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Deputy Group Leader (DGL). The Deputy Group Leader will partner with the Center leader and the Deputy Center Leader in providing technical leadership and management for MPA-CINT. MPA-CINT currently has 80 employees including-65 technical and postdoctoral staff members and the center has a budget of around $25M/yr.

Scientific thrusts in CINT include: Nanophotonics and Optical Nanomaterials; Quantum Materials Systems; Soft, Biological and Composite Nanomaterials; and In-Situ Characterization and Nanomechanics. Additional information on the user facility is available at https://cint.lanl.gov. LUMOS capabilities can be found at https://cint.lanl.gov/facilities/LUMOS/index.php.

The Deputy Group leader's duties (shared with the Center Leader and Deputy Center Leader) will be distributed among the following activities:

  • Ensuring the overall quality and effectiveness of the Center in research and development and dedication to our mission as an Office of Science national user facility.

  • Ensuring a safe, secure, and compliant workplace for group employees and ensuring adherence to Laboratory policy within the Center.

  • Aggressive pursuit of Laboratory and Division ES&H;, Integrated Safety Management, and AA/EEO/Diversity objectives.

  • Promoting effective partnering and performance within the Center leadership team and support staff to maximize overall productivity.

  • Oversight of all aspects of group financial and human resource management.

  • Strategic and tactical planning in conjunction with the Division Leader and the division leadership council that leverages the technical strengths and capabilities in the Center for the overall success of the division and directorate.

  • Supporting the Center Leader in maintaining and evolving a sound technical vision that leverages the balance of existing programs.

  • Support the development of new programs, with an emphasis on additional funding, based on innovative combinations of the group's and Center's thrusts and core competencies in response to the laboratory's and national needs.

Support for this position is at 0.5 FTE. The Deputy is expected to support the remainder of his/her time through independent programmatic research and/or other program management activities.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated technical leadership and management excellence including: technical direction/goal setting, program development, and good business practices/judgment.

  • Demonstrated commitment to a safe and environmentally sound workplace and to the utilization of a diverse workforce is also required.

  • Strong record of technical accomplishments and demonstrated professional experience in one or more of the MPA-CINT's thrust areas as demonstrated by a strong record of publication in prestigious journals and invited presentations at international conferences.

  • Experience managing experimental facilities and support personnel.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience required to coordinate and promote teaming across organizational boundaries.

  • Record of effective teamwork and consensus building and demonstrated excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Record of successful mentorship and technical development of personnel.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the entrepreneurial skills necessary to grow and cultivate a science-based program portfolio.

  • A Ph.D. degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a field related to MPA-CINT's core science areas (materials science, chemistry, physics, biology, electrical or mechanical engineering).

Desired Skills:

  • A record of success in developing new program funding initiatives and a network of contacts with program sponsors.

  • Familiarity with the areas of research activity in MPA-CINT.

  • Good working knowledge of laboratory financial, management, and ES&H; practices.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and operating large user facilities.

  • Experience working on DOE-BES research and with BES Program Managers

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q Clearance.

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.

Maximum Salary: 197000

Minimum Salary: 116900

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Chacon, Amy Sara

Organization Name: MPA-CINT/Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies

Email: achacon@lanl.gov

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

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69269