Los Alamos National Laboratory Division Leader (R&D Manager 6) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC75310
Job Title Division Leader (R&D Manager 6)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name T-DO/Theoretical
Minimum Salary 171900
Maximum Salary 306200
What You Will Do
The Theoretical (T) Division Leader has responsibility for leading, managing, and setting strategic direction for LANL’s Theoretical Division. The division advances knowledge of the physical world through execution of basic and applied theoretical research to solve pressing national security challenges and to advance the frontiers of science. The division is interdisciplinary supporting a broad set of physics-based topics. Its researchers and groups work collaboratively with other research teams internal and external to the Laboratory. The T Division Leader is a member of the Simulation and Computation (SC) Directorate’s senior management team and reports to the Associate Laboratory Director for SC. This visionary leader will have a record of effective line management of a scientific organization as well as sustained scientific accomplishments, demonstration of programmatic delivery, effective advocacy, and commitment to technical and operational excellence. The Division Leader also will:
Provide scientific and technical leadership and management of the Division on all matters, including but not limited to stewarding scientific capabilities and developing and maintaining strategic plans for areas of growth as well as areas of reduction as well as addressing staffing, budget, safety and security issues both near- and long-term
Serve as the direct supervisor of the division’s six Group Leaders, the director of the Center for Nonlinear Studies, and the Division Office staff including the Deputy Division Leader and Chief of Staff with responsibility for their performance evaluation, salary, and career development
Serve as indirect supervisor for all staff within the Division including all the scientific staff, administrative staff, postdocs, and students with responsibility for project execution, staffing, budget, and responsiveness to requests regarding the Division from throughout the Laboratory
Be a proactive member of the SC leadership team in defining and supporting the Lab mission, priorities and objectives including National Security programmatic missions
Demonstrate the highest personal and intellectual integrity, the ability to establish trust, commitment to scientific and technical excellence, and operational effectiveness
Ensure technical quality, scientific excellence, delivery on commitments, and seamless integration with safety and security
Create an intellectual environment that is conducive to forward-looking scientific research, development, innovation, and mission delivery, and which attracts, retains and develops the highest caliber, diverse scientific staff
Advocate for and increase the value and visibility of LANL’s theoretical research in national and international venues
Work effectively to build collaborative relationships with our external partners and across the Laboratory, including teaming with support organizations to address challenges facing the organization
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
A record of successful scientific research and programmatic accomplishments in an area of Theoretical Division-relevant research as evidenced by publications, citations, presentations, grants or programmatic support, and/or leadership of large technical projects
Significant record of technical leadership including experience in leading broad, complex organizations or programs; a strong record of advocacy and innovation; and a commitment to scientific excellence and a diverse workforce
Demonstrated experience in management of an organization conducting foundational and national security research including managing staffing, project execution, and budgetary resources, guiding and growing large research efforts and engaging with technical leadership to evaluate and resolve institutional issues
Proven track record of attracting, evaluating, mentoring, developing, motivating and retaining a creative and diverse workforce in a technical organization
Experience in developing and implementing strategies to foster science and build technical capability, develop research programs, and improve technical infrastructure and facilities
Experience in building and acquiring funding for multi-disciplinary, cross-organizational teams, and developing internal and external collaborations to address complex technical problems
Experience managing personnel and conflict, negotiating agreements, delegating authority, and building consensus among the staff
Demonstrated ability to organize and motivate scientific teams to identify and resolve complex and ambitious technical problems
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with staff and stakeholders at all levels
Experience in effective decision-making and comfortable with measuring, defining and taking prudent risks
To be considered, you must provide a cover letter, which addresses how your knowledge, skills and abilities meet the minimum and desired requirements.
Education: Ph.D. in physics, materials science, chemistry, life sciences or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in related areas that are relevant to the mission of the Division.
Knowledge of the Theoretical Division technical and research portfolio and an understanding of how the portfolio broadly supports mission.
Working knowledge or prior experience in the DOE/NNSA Laboratory environment.
Experience or demonstrated ability to represent the Laboratory with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DoD), National Science Foundation (NSF) or other customer agencies, the University of California (UC), Texas A&M, and other educational institutions.
Knowledge of external funding agencies (DOE, NNSA, DoD, DHS, NIH, NSF, etc.), including significant experience and engagement with programmatic sponsors (programmatic interaction, strategy development, and/or change of station).
Work Environment: Ability to work alone, work overtime or irregular schedule, and the ability to go on domestic/foreign travel.
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 WorkLocated 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.Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The Theoretical Division, one of the few Laboratory divisions that dates to the Manhattan Project, is focused on advancing the frontiers of theoretical research in partnership with our experimental and simulation/computation colleagues in support of the Laboratory’s national security mission. T Division has more than 250 researchers and staff who execute projects with an aggregate annual portfolio of over $140M. The Division has strong national and international collaborations with academia, industry, and other national laboratories. The organization is dynamic, intellectually rich, and collaborative, with a broad portfolio of fundamental and applied research across six groups and one center.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Lynn, Barbara Ann
Req ID: IRC75310