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ase send an email to <a>applyhelp@lanl.gov </a>or call 1-505-665-44

Job Information

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

What You Will Do

Dynamic Experiments (M) Division is responsible for current and evolving explosive science and shock physics efforts as well as High Explosive (HE) fabrication, disposition and execution of hydrodynamic experiments. We support National Security through the characterization and application of energetic materials and understanding material response at extreme conditions to address conventional, nuclear, and homeland defense needs. The Division has a diverse portfolio of research, development, and application projects involving the dynamic properties of inert and reactive weapons materials. Competencies include the physics of shock waves in inert and energetic materials (EM), pressing, machining and inspection of EM into research and development (R&D) weapon system test components as well as R&D of EM, the shock initiation and detonation physics of explosives, the response of explosives to stimuli including electrical, chemical, mechanical, thermal, impact, shock and laser interactions, and the diverse application of high-explosive driven pulsed-power (HEPP) systems.

The Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) will have responsibilities in the leadership of the scientific, technical, and administrative aspects of managing the group, which includes promoting personnel development, promoting program development activities, ensuring effective program execution and sound fiscal management, and ensuring that operations are conducted in a safe, secure, and environmentally responsible manner.The group leader will team with other M-division managers to determine and promote long-range goals to ensure that the Division performs the highest quality research relevant to national needs.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


  • Demonstrated capability in program development and demonstrated scientific and organizational leadership as evidenced by the ability to form, organize, administer, and lead large scientific projects or teams.

  • Record of commitment to promoting objectives in safety, security, quality, diversity in the workplace, AA/EEO, environment and health.

  • Well-articulated leadership philosophy/strategy backed by personal examples.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the professional development and mentoring of employees, and competence in leading teams and building rapport with employees, peers, and supervisors.

  • Experience in conflict resolution at the workplace.


Strong background and record of achievement in the physical sciences or engineering, with some understanding of shock physics or detonation science.

Scientific Research

Demonstrated scientific accomplishment in an area of scientific research relevant to the group, as evidenced by an outstanding publication record and/or demonstrable national or international reputation.


Strong record of effective written and verbal communication skills, as evidenced by application materials, letters of reference, and by seminars, briefings, presentations, and publications.

Desired Qualifications:

Safety & Security

  • Experience applying Human Performance Improvement Principles. Familiarity with DOE and LANL policies and procedures related to High Explosives safety, Hazard Analysis and conduct of operations. Familiarity and application of the SCoR principles of a safe workplace.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with regulatory and oversight agencies and personnel.

Strategy & Collaboration

  • Evidence of an ability to influence scientific direction at the national level.

  • Demonstrated experience in building collaborative relationships, internally across groups, divisions and directorates, and externally with other laboratories, universities, and industrial partners.

  • Demonstrated experience in effective decision-making and creative problem solving

Nuclear Weapon Program Initiatives

Knowledge of internal and external funding agencies (DOE, NNSA, DoD, DHS, etc.), including experience and engagement with programmatic sponsors.

System Usage

Financial management skills and commitment to good business practices as demonstrated by performance and accomplishments in previous work assignments.

Education/Experience: Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering with a minimum of 5 years related experience. PH.D preferred in Physics, Shock Physics, Materials Science, Physical Chemistry, Engineering, or areas related to energetic materials.

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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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 King, Elanda Nicole
Email eking@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC81983
Organization Name M-9/ Shock & Detonation Physics
Minimum Salary 147000
Maximum Salary 254700
Req ID: IRC81983
Category: Engineering