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Los Alamos National Laboratory P-4 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Physics-Division Office (P-DO) is seeking outstanding candidates for the full-time position of R&D Manager 4/Group Leader (GL) in our newly formed group P-4, Thermonuclear Plasma Physics. Physics Division recently restructured, yielding four new groups. All of our new groups will house capabilities ranging from the most fundamental discovery science to mission-relevant research. The new group P-4 is centered around one of our key competencies: the design, execution and analysis of experiments in extremely high-energy density conditions, inertial confinement fusion and magnetized plasmas, including the development of relevant detectors and cameras. The group frequently conducts experiments at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester, the z-Machine at Sandia National Laboratories, and the Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator in Germany. Some of P-4’s staff have their duty station at LLNL.

The Division underwent strategic planning in FY20, and we have laid out a series of strategic enablers that will help us implement our vision of a fully integrated, collaborative, diverse and inclusive Division where all staff members are equally valued, where collaboration and mutual support are the norm, and where communication and a sense of shared outcome enable us to make the most impactful contributions to LANL’s objectives ranging from world-class peer-reviewed science to excellence in stockpile stewardship.

What You Need

The new GL will be a member of Physics Division Leadership Team, embrace our values, execute our strategy, and promote our vision. The GL will lead the P-4 group management team in implementing our strategy to ensure the success of P-4 and all of its staff members, safely and securely and with environmental awareness. The GL will strive for operational excellence, successful mission execution, project deliverables completed on time and on budget, as well as enabling our staff members’ success. The successful candidate’s technical background and experience will be aligned with P-4 priorities and complement that of the two Deputy Group Leaders.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A history of working collaboratively to create a safe, secure, positive and enabling work environment for our staff to thrive

  • Passion to achieve our vision and a strong sense of shared outcome

  • A record of success in developing new program funding initiatives and a network of contacts with program sponsors

  • Experience effectively managing financial and human resources with commitment to diversity and inclusion, staff career development, and mentorship of junior staff

  • Research background in an area relevant to the group’s portfolio

  • Ability to obtain a Q Clearance

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a physical science or engineering field, along with at least 8 years of relevant job experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Ph.D. in a related field is preferred.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience implementing formal conduct of operations and maintenance including handling abnormal occurrences, such as incident reporting and developing and implementing corrective actions and lessons learned activities

  • Understanding of LANL operations and administrative policies and procedures

  • Active Q-clearance

  • Advanced degree in a physical science or engineering field relevant to the main focus of the group; Ph.D. degree preferred.

Note to Applicants: In order to be fully considered for the position, please submit a detailed cover letter and resume detailing how you meet the minimum job requirements and desired qualifications.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call1-505-665-4444option 1.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Email lthalacker@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC84035
Organization Name P-4/Thermonuclear Plasma Physics
Minimum Salary 150700
Maximum Salary 261000
Req ID: IRC84035
Category: Science