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

What You Will Do_

The selected candidate will serve as a member of P-23’s three-person management team. P-23 consists of approximately 70 scientists, engineers, technicians, postdocs and students with an annual budget of approximately $30M working on both basic and applied research for a variety of sponsors, including the DOE Office of Science Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics, NSF, NNSA Defense Programs and NNSA Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation. The core capabilities of the group are in the application of state-of-the-art techniques in particle and light detection to research in weapons physics, fundamental atomic and nuclear physics. Efforts in weapons physics contribute to the national security mission of LANL through the stockpile stewardship program via participation in the design and fielding of Dynamic Plutonium Experiments (DPE), including those carried out at U1-A at the Nevada National Security Site, small-scale dynamic experiments, and the reanalysis of data from past nuclear weapons tests. P-23 staff make fundamental research contributions to science in support of LANL programs through studies of nuclear and weak-interaction physics and on state-of-the-art measurements of neutrinoless double beta decay and ultra-high-energy gamma rays from cosmic sources. Applied research includes the application of imaging and neutron technologies to problems relevant to national defense, homeland security, and industry.

The group has two Deputy Group Leaders (DGL). The successful candidate will be expected to work with the mangers and team leaders to lead and manage P-23 in a safe, secure and professional manner. The DGL will promote the professional development of P-23 staff and the recruitment and retention of critical skills in the workforce and support diversity. The DGL will interact with the team leaders and principal investigators to ensure that the group’s commitments to customers and programs are met on time and within budget, and seek future opportunities to apply the group’s expertise to issues relevant to the Laboratory. In addition, she or he will be expected to promote and oversee safe, secure and professional operations, and ensure appropriate fiscal management. The DGL will devote approximately 50% of her or his time to these activities and the remainder working on technical projects or programs relevant to the Group.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Record of successful research in a scientific field relevant to at least one of the Group's core research areas or programs, as demonstrated by published articles or project reports.

  • Record of effective written and verbal communication skills, as evidenced by application materials, letters of reference, interactions with colleagues both inside and outside the Lab, and by seminars, briefings, presentations, and publications.

  • Demonstrated scientific and organizational leadership as evidenced by the ability to form, organize, administer, and lead scientific projects or teams.

  • Financial management skills and commitment to good business practices as demonstrated by performance and accomplishments in previous work assignments.

  • Commitment to the professional development and mentoring of employees as demonstrated by a history of successful mentoring and letters of support.

  • Record of commitment to safety, security, quality, diversity in the workplace, and AA/EEO.

Desired Skills:

  • Recognition as a national or international leader of science, as evidenced by fellowships, invitations, service on committees, organization of conferences, and advisory roles for sponsors.

  • Demonstrated ability to form collaborations with other national laboratories, universities, and/or industry.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with Laboratory management.

  • Familiarity with Physics Division research activities.

  • Familiarity with Laboratory administrative policies and procedures.

  • PhD in physics or a closely related field.

Education: BS in physics or a closely related field.

Noted to Applicants: In your cover letter, please address how you meet each of the minimum job requirements and any of the 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.

Maximum Salary: 197000

Minimum Salary: 116900

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-6405

Contact Name: Klein, Mandy Marie

Organization Name: P-23 / Neutron Science & Technology

Email: mmoore@lanl.gov

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

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC67653