Los Alamos National Laboratory ISTI Center Leader (Scientist 4/5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC78093
Job Title ISTI Center Leader (Scientist 4/5)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name NSEC/NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION CENTER
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Scientist 4 or Scientist 5 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
The National Security Education Center (NSEC) is searching for a center leader to lead and manage a vibrant portfolio of new and ongoing activities for the Information Science and Technology Institute (ISTI). The Institute’s mission is to support the implementation of the Laboratory’s IS&T Strategy, and serve as a national center for the education and training of students, and for attracting postdocs, visiting scientists, and visiting faculty, in information science and technology relevant to the national security missions of the Laboratory. The Institute will serve to facilitate university interactions with Los Alamos by hosting visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows and graduate/undergraduate students for short- and long-term visits. Organizationally, the Institute will reside in the National Security Education Center under the Office of Partnerships and Pipeline.
The Center Leader will be responsible for establishing a charter, vision and implementation strategy for the institute in collaboration with the relevant Laboratory division and associative laboratory director leadership. The Center Leader will have broad levels of responsibility for coordinating externally visible workshops and working groups on current and emerging topics in information science and technology in collaboration with major Laboratory programs and divisions. The Leader will be responsible for management and maintenance of an active internal/external seminar program, the coordination of visiting scholars, and representation of the Institute at national and international scientific and administrative meetings. Working with group and division managers to establish long-term scientific and technical vision and direction for Los Alamos Information Science and Technology.
Scientist 4 ($119,700 - $201,700)
The successful Center Leader candidate will:
Provide scientific leadership and line management of the Information Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) and play an institutional and integrating role in collaboration with scientists throughout the Laboratory.
Provide leadership for management of a vibrant portfolio of new and ongoing activities such as the summer schools, visitors, conferences, etc.
Maintain the charter, vision, and implementation strategy for the Institute in collaboration with the relevant Laboratory division leadership that builds on and complements the Laboratory’s Information and Science and Technology Pillar Strategy.
Establish long-term scientific and technical vision and direction for the Information Science and Technology Institute in collaboration with the Associate Laboratory Director, Division, and Group Leaders.
Coordination of external visible workshops and other activities on current and emerging topics in information science and technology in collaboration with major Laboratory programs and divisions.
Manage and maintain an active internal/external seminar program, coordination of visiting scholars, and representation of the Institute at national and international scientific and administrative meetings.
Management responsibilities include accountability for quality research, management of financial and human resources, proactive support of Laboratory safety, security, environment and diversity objectives, the communications/marketing strategy for the Institute.
Scientist 5 ($144,500 - $249,400)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the (higher level title) will be required to:
Provide scientific leadership and play an integrating role in collaboration with scientists outside of LANL on an international level; serve as a role model for effective and creative leadership at an international level.
Serve in a consultative role to senior-level Laboratory management.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements
Demonstrated successful experience in one or more of the following disciplines: computational science, high performance computing, the science of complex networks, computational co-design, data science at scale, and uncertainty quantification.
Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining research collaborations, from the identification of new potential topics to forming teams, promoting proposals, and executing projects.
Experience and accomplishments in strategic and tactical planning and in collaborative execution of the plans.
Ability to balance competing interests with available resources and establish clear priorities and focus.
Demonstrated record of effective management and leadership in the following areas: financial management, operational management (safety, security, environment), and personnel management.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, including uncompromising honesty and integrity; and ability to earn the respect of subordinates, supervisors, peers, and customers.
Record of effective two-way written and oral communications skills, as evidenced by internal and external interactions, including briefings, presentations, publications, and meetings.
For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the minimum and desired requirements of the position.
Additional Job Requirements for the Scientist 5:
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Scientist 5 level requires:
Candidate must be an internationally-recognized authority in their field.
Demonstrated experience building international, multi-disciplinary or intensely focused teams and serve as a technical resource and mentor to international communities.
Demonstrated experience in a consultative role to senior-level Laboratory management.
Detailed knowledge of the Laboratory, the University, DOE, and other national and international programs of relevance to the Institute’s activities desired.
Ability to obtain a Q clearance.
Lower Level Education Required: Position requires Doctoral degree in science or engineering, including information/computing science or engineering, from an accredited college or university. Please note any R&D Engineer positions must require an engineering degree form an accredited university unless an exception is sought.
Higher Level Education Required: Position requires Doctoral degree in science or engineering, including information/computing science or engineering, from an accredited college or university. Please note any R&D Engineer positions must require an engineering degree form an accredited university unless an exception is sought.
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 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.
The National Security Education Center (NSEC) is searching for a center leader for the Information Science and Technology Institute. The institute mission is to support the implementation of the Laboratory’s IS&T Strategy, and serve as a national center for the education and training of students, and for attracting Postdocs, visiting scientists, and visiting faculty, in information science and technology relevant to the national security missions of the Laboratory. The institute will serve to facilitate university interactions with Los Alamos by hosting visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows and graduate/undergraduate students for short and long-term visits. Organizationally, the institute will reside in the National Security Education Center (NSEC) within the Partnerships and Pipeline Program Office.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Lynn, Barbara Ann
Req ID: IRC78093