Los Alamos National Laboratory Group Leader XCP-8 (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve as a Group Leader? Are you interested in serving as a champion of verified and validated computational physics capabilities within the Laboratory’s Weapons Program? If you answered “yes” to these questions we encourage you to learn more about this phenomenal opportunity to be a scientific and an organizational leader within the X Computational Physics (XCP) Division’s Verification and Analysis (XCP-8) Group.
As a Group Leader, you would be responsible for setting the technical direction of the group, delivering high‐quality science, while maintaining an active research program that aligns with the group’s strategic mission. Focus areas in XCP-8 include flavors of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification (VVUQ) such as code and solution verification, validation, uncertainty quantification, machine learning, visualization and data analysis, applied to integrated multi-physics codes and other capabilities.
You would manage a large research portfolio across diverse technical areas and multiple programmatic sponsors. The group works in close partnership with teams from across the Laboratory, and across technical capability areas including computer science, theoretical research, experimental investigation, weapons design, and global security. The research and analysis work of XCP‐8 supports a variety of Laboratory missions, including stockpile stewardship and defense programs, experimental campaigns, nuclear non-proliferation, inertial confinement fusion, and global security.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Expertise in VVUQ of Computational Physics
You will need to have a documented record of broad technical knowledge in one or more subject areas associated with the VVUQ of computational physics and relevant to XCP-8, supported by publications, presentations, software products, or other evidence of completed work.
Talent Acquisition and Growth
To succeed in this role, you will need experience recruiting and staffing to help build technical capabilities within the group and to address program needs. Along with recruitment and hiring, you must have experience successfully mentoring staff.
Leadership and Collaboration
You must have strong collaborative and relationship‐building skills to help our division foster teamwork, problem solving, and a creative, positive work environment. You must also demonstrate an ability to lead with integrity and decisiveness towards institutional, programmatic, and organizational goals.
It is important that you have demonstrated the ability to effectively present technical work, concepts, and plans to a variety of audiences.
Education/Experience : Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. A Ph.D. in science or engineering in a specialization relevant to XCP-8 is strongly preferred.
Vision for XCP-8
We would like it if you had a strategic, creative, and innovative scientific leadership approach in analyzing problems and building capabilities relevant to national security.
Additionally, we would really like to see a vision for program development to support, grow, and enhance the capabilities of the group, especially in the areas of uncertainty quantification and machine learning.
LANL Weapons Physics Specific
It would be nice if you had knowledge of LANL line management/program management interactions, associated roles and responsibilities, and knowledge of the technical activities, needs, and workflow of the nuclear weapons physics applications community.
Computational Physics and VVUQ Community
It would be great if you have citations, honors, and/or previous participation on national committees in one or more computational physics orVVUQ disciplines relevant to XCP-8.
VVUQ of Multi‐Physics Codes
It would be a plus if you had demonstrated knowledge of and hands-on experience with the V&V of integrated multi‐physics codes and UQ for assessments that use these codes.
Note to Applicants: Applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a letter ofinterest describing how they meet the required and desired qualifications for the position.
Location: This position w ill be physically located in Los Alamos.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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 regard 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. Appointment Type
Contact Name Dieringer, Kimberley Ann
Vacancy Name: IRC85685
Organization Name XCP-8 / Verification And Analysis
Minimum Salary 150700
Maximum Salary 261000
Req ID: IRC85685