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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Reporting to the C-Division Leader, the Group Leader (GL) for C-PCS will provide scientific, technical, and operational leadership of a group of approximately 35 staff members, plus 20 postdocs, students, contractors, and guest scientists. As such, the GL will support a wide range of capabilities that include outdoor test sites, synthetic chemistry, materials science, ultrafast laser systems, indoor detonations, biology, joint radiochemical/biological science, device/clean room operations, machine learning, materials characterization, spectroscopy, microscopy and ptychography.

The GL is a fully funded position that will work with a half-time funded deputy group leader to provide leadership to the Group's technical and programmatic activities, and effectively champion capabilities and personnel. The successful candidate will function as a key part of the Division management team, sharing responsibility for the objectives and mission of C-Division, including planning scientific and programmatic directions, and ensuring sound management practices. S/hewill develop the Group's capabilities through effective planning, recruitment, and development of employees. The GL will oversee compliance in the areas of safety, security, environmental management, financial accountability, staffing and human resource issues, and facilities and operations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Strong record of technical achievement, as demonstrated through publications and reports, presentations at national and international meetings, engagement in sponsor meetings or workshops, and/or leadership of large projects, in one or more of the areas relevant to the group’s activities.

  • Advanced record of technical leadership and management including technical decision-making and goal setting, supervision and personnel management, development and mentoring of employees, promoting teamwork, commitment to diversity in the workplace, and management of resources including finances.

  • Experience operating or managing in facilities that have chemical and/or radiological hazards and/or limited security areas.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and successfully respond to new funding opportunities, program development, and assembling effective project teams across disciplinary and organizational boundaries.

  • Strong record of operational oversight and management of experimental or technical activities.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which usually requires U.S. citizenship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of LANL policies in integrated work management, safety, security, quality, environment, finance, and human resources.

  • Experience in line management or program management.

  • Experience working in global security or weapons program areas.

  • Active clearance.

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 in Chemistry, Physics or related field.

Note to Applicants: Please include a CV with a publication list and a cover letter addressing your background as it fulfills the job requirements and desired skills.

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

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 call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Email jsutton@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC84295
Organization Name C-PCS/Physical Chem & Applied Spectroscopy
Minimum Salary 150700
Maximum Salary 261000
Req ID: IRC84295
Category: Science