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


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

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name XTD-PRI/XTD Primary Physics

What You Will Do

The Primary Physics and Design Group, XTD-PRI, designs nuclear weapon primaries and assesses their performance and reliability. The Group is responsible for providing intellectual leadership toward improved predictive understanding of primaries, for the development of primary design and certification methods, and for playing a leadership role in the integration of weapons-directed theoretical, experimental and modeling activities throughout the Laboratory. More broadly, XTD-PRI also applies its technical capabilities to enhance the entire portfolio of work of the X Theoretical Design (XTD) division. The R&D Manager 3 in XTD-PRI will work closely with the group leader and will pay close attention to the development of the personnel within the group.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated technical expertise and experience in the mission and focus areas of nuclear weapons design

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and record of achievement in weapons science as evidenced by technical publications, programmatic contributions, and recognition within the scientific community

  • Demonstrated commitment to technical and scientific excellence

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and timeliness of deliverables

  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to assimilate, evaluate, and communicate technical information

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with others at all levels, work cooperatively in a team environment and build consensus, and expeditiously and professionally resolve conflict

  • Demonstrated commitment to Lab goals in the areas of security, safety, work force diversity, and employee development

  • Ability to obtain Q clearance and Sigma 15 authorization

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in direct stockpile-related programs

  • Demonstrated experience in nuclear physics, particle physics, neutral or charged-particle transport, fluid dynamics, shock physics, high explosives, equations of state, materials science, plasma physics, or other closely related discipline

  • Experience with large-scale simulation of complex physical processes

  • Experience in designing, analyzing, coordinating and/or conducting experimental activities

Education: A minimum of a BS in science or engineering required. A PhD in physics, engineering, applied mathematics or related discipline strongly preferred.

Notes to Applicants: Deadline to apply is COB, March 8, 2019

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 their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salaries

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Exercise facility free for staff use

  • Choice of comprehensive medical plans

  • Paid maternity leave, sick time

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401k match (100% up to 6% + kicker)

  • Fully vested in 401k day one

  • Disability insurance

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


Minimum Salary 116900

Maximum Salary 197000

Contact Details

Contact Name Montoya, Jessica M

Email jessica_m@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC71005