Los Alamos National Laboratory Division Leader (R&D Manager 6) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Reporting to the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Physical Sciences, the Physics Division Leader (DL) will work closely with the ALD to provide leadership, vision, strategic and tactical planning, and management for high quality research and development across the Physics Division. The DL position requires customer service orientation, demonstrated leadership qualities, and the ability to interact effectively at all levels. The successful candidate will be responsible for the scientific and technical leadership and management of the Division's staff, activities, and facilities, nurturing an intellectual environment conducive to scientific research, development, and innovation that retains the highest caliber scientific staff. The DL will be responsible for ensuring a healthy, safe, and secure working environment, as well as operational excellence across the diverse scientific facilities in Physics Division. The DL will implement all applicable safety, environment, security, and quality, compliance and administrative policies and procedures. Additionally, the DL will be responsible for maintaining effective working relationships with Physics Division leadership, other Physical Sciences Directorate leaders, and leaders in all other Directorates with which Physics Division is a customer or partner.
This visionary leader will lead and manage the Laboratory's focal point for applied and fundamental experimental physics research with more than 230 researchers and staff executing a portfolio of over $100M per year. The organization operates the proton radiography facility, the Lujan Center, the Weapons Neutron Research Facility, and the Ultra-Cold Neutron Facility at LANSCE. The proton radiography facility is a high explosive firing site and will execute dynamic plutonium experiments beginning in 2024. The Lujan Center provides cutting-edge neutron-based material science research, and the Weapons Neutron Research Facility provides nuclear physics data for the weapons program, criticality safety, basic research, and industrial applications. With over 500 users executing work at these facilities each year, an emphasis on operational excellence is paramount. Physics Division has a significant role in the execution and diagnostics for both subcritical experiments at the NNSS and high-energy density experiments at the NIF and Omega facilities. In addition, Physics Division plays a leading role in neutrino experiments executed at Fermilab, heavy-ion experiments at the RHIC Facility at Brookhaven, and neutrino experiments executed at the Sanford Mine in South Dakota. The Division has strong national and international collaborations with academia, industry, and other national laboratories. In addition to technical leadership and management, the division leader will be expected to develop personnel, recruit and retain critical skills in the workforce, control costs, and support diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity, ESH&Q, security, and community relations.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Significant record of technical leadership in physical sciences including experience in leading broad, complex organizations or programs with a strong record of advocacy and innovation and a commitment to scientific excellence.
Experience in developing and implementing strategies to foster science and build technical capability, develop research programs, and improve technical infrastructure and facilities.
Proven record of attracting, evaluating, mentoring, developing, motivating, and retaining diverse, creative, and talented people into a technical organization.
Integrity, the ability to establish trust, commitment to scientific and technical excellence, delivery on commitments and operational effectiveness.
Demonstrated experience in management of an organization conducting research in the physical sciences including managing budgetary resources, guiding and growing large research efforts, and engaging with technical leadership to evaluate and resolve institutional issues.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers; and strong teaming skills.
Demonstrated commitment and experience in assuring a healthy, safe and secure working environment and successful management of high output scientific facilities requiring stringent environmental, safety and health standards.
Ability to obtain a Q-clearance, which typically requires US citizenship.
Education: This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering and 15 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Ph.D. In Physics or a related discipline and experience in technical areas that are relevant to the mission of the Division are preferred.
Knowledge of the experimental capabilities in physical sciences across the nation's nuclear weapons complex and the DOE National Laboratory network.
Knowledge of the Physics Division technical and research portfolio and an understanding of how the portfolio supports LANL’s national security mission.
Knowledge of external funding agencies (DOE, NNSA, DoD, DHS, etc.), including significant experience and engagement with programmatic sponsors (programmatic interaction, strategy development, and/or change of station).
Experience and demonstrated success in managing change; experience leading during times of significant change, mergers, acquisitions, or contract experience.
Experience in the successful management of complex projects
Ability to obtain an SCI clearance.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
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 .
Note to Applicants: To be fully considered for the position, please include a cover letter in which you detail how your experience relates to each of the required and desired skills as applicable.
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)
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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 472.2 for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
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. Employment Status
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Vacancy Name: IRC92611
Organization Name P-DO/Physics
Minimum Salary 179900
Maximum Salary 329600
Req ID: IRC92611