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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Program Manager 5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come and join the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security! Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for a senior level program manager to work within the National Security Education Center (NSEC). As the program manager, you will lead and execute the Office for University Research and Joint Appointments and its technical/scientific and operational portfolio. This will involve oversite of the overall growth of the program and planning and coordination with senior-level executives at the university and within the Laboratory.

In this role, you will develop, implement and advance NSEC’s strategy for regional academic collaborations, oversee the Laboratory’s Joint Appointment Program, and the execution of the Laboratory’s Institutional Agreement with the three NM research universities through the New Mexico Consortium (NMC). You will work with internal and external customers, individual researchers and/or research groups/programs to determine the scope, time frames, and funding requirements. You will develop working relationships with senior executives at regional universities, including our University of California and Texas A&M partners. Building and maintaining trust and confidence across a network of science and engineering, programmatic, and partnership domains will be required for success.

The National Security Education Center (NSEC) facilitates science and engineering education and research through strategic research and education centers, academic partnerships, and student and postdoctoral programs. NSEC serves as an interactive hub for students, postdocs, and visiting faculty from around the world to collaborate on research and exchange ideas with Laboratory technical staff. Participants engage in specialized education, hands-on education and training opportunities, and the development of diverse exciting research projects. NSEC establishes regional academic collaborations through Joint Appointment programs with regional and national universities, and through a relationship with the New Mexico Consortium (NMC), a unique non-profit organization of the three New Mexico research universities formed to advance scientific research and education in New Mexico.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


Expert-level knowledge and demonstrated experience in a scientific/technical discipline that aligns with the laboratory strategic mission and capability pillars. National or international recognition as a technical/scientific leader.

Program Management

Expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated consultative experience in all aspects of program development and/or program management of complex technical/scientific work, including defining program work scope, schedules, budgets, priorities, and performance milestones.


Demonstrated track record of working with universities, both faculty and leadership.

Consultative experience in developing and nurturing effective high-level external and internal customer relationships.

Consultative experience in interacting effectively with all levels of external and internal personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

Contracts and Grants

Familiarity with writing and reviewing research contracts and grants.

Demonstrated record of building/integrating technical teams to foster research collaborations.


Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication to include presentation skills.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 15 years of directly related technical and project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Position typically requires an advanced technical degree.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Recognized expertise in a mission-relevant scientific or engineering discipline, usually with significant research experience as evidenced through publications and presentations, or management of a science/engineering program or organization.

  • Knowledge of the scientific/engineering capabilities of the Laboratory, and effective understanding of the national context in this area, including identifying and analyzing possible collaborators, and new teaming arrangements, and effectively incorporating this knowledge into establishing and maintaining collaborations with university partners.

  • Extensive experience in the development and application of sponsor/customer needs (including their plans, constraints, and requirements).

  • An advanced (Ph.D.) technical degree in a science or engineering discipline is preferred.

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. 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Shiu, Stephanie Yvonne
Email sshiu@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85682
Organization Name NSEC/National Security Education Center
Minimum Salary 162900
Maximum Salary 291400
Req ID: IRC85682
Category: Project Management