Los Alamos National Laboratory Statistical Science Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Statistical Sciences Group (CCS-6) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a Deputy Group Leader (DGL). With an emphasis on accurate and defensible data analysis, CCS-6 provides statistical research, development, and application for the weapons, national security, and open science missions of the Laboratory. The group has approximately 30 employees, mostly PhD statisticians, and an approximate annual budget of $17M spread over areas of application including materials science, environmental modeling, energy infrastructure, space and planetary systems, cosmology, epidemiology, cybersecurity and network science, image and signal processing, and the analysis of complex engineered systems including the nation’s nuclear stockpile. In addition, the group is recognized internationally for research in many areas of statistics including Bayesian methods, uncertainty quantification, computer experiments, statistical computing, spatial statistics, time series methods, reliability; design of experiments, functional data analysis, stochastic processes, advanced regression methods, data fusion, and graphical models.
The Deputy Group Leader will participate part time in the technical and administrative management of the group. The DGL will assist the Group Leader in setting strategic direction; identifying and developing new opportunities; recruiting, mentoring and team building; and collaborative outreach inside and outside of the Lab. The DGL will also assist in administrative management of safety and security, performance appraisal, salary management, staff planning, and budgeting. Additionally, the Deputy Group Leader will be a member of the Division leadership team with additional opportunities at this level and beyond. The remainder of the Deputy Group Leader’s time will be spent on scientific duties including contributing to innovation in statistical methodology, advancing basic and applied science through rigorous statistical modeling, addressing statistical challenges in national and global security, initiating and developing new projects and proposals, mentoring students and postdocs, and participating in professional activities including peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and service to the statistics community.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated ability in research, development, and application of statistical methodology.
Demonstrated record of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills with a variety of audiences.
Evidence of excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work with staff and management across multiple organizations to build consensus and resolve conflicts.
Commitment to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Education/Experience : PhD in Statistics or similar, or equivalent education and experience.
Knowledge of LANL and Department of Energy missions, funding sources, and programs of relevance to the group, division and Laboratory.
Leadership experience at any level.
Track record of technical program and project development in areas of interest to CCS-6.
National visibility in the field of statistics through publication and professional activity.
Active Q Clearance.
Note to Applicants:
Please submit a full CV and a cover letter addressing the minimum and desired requirements for the position.
The position is expected to include professional, programmatic, and program development travel.
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)
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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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Marquez, Yesenia Jasmin
Vacancy Name: IRC85872
Organization Name CCS-6/Statistical Sciences
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC85872