Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear & Radiochemistry Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Reporting to the Chemistry (C) Division Leader, the Group Leader (GL) for the Nuclear and Radiochemistry Group (C-NR) will provide scientific, technical, and operational leadership of a group of approximately 80 FTEs plus ca. 20 postdocs, students, contractors, and guest scientists. The Nuclear and Radiochemistry Group supports both operational missions and R&D efforts in bioassay, nuclear forensics, nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, treaty monitoring, and weapons programs. The group meets the needs of a diverse set of sponsors, with capabilities that include radiochemistry, actinide chemistry, radiometric analyses, materials characterization, mass spectrometry, nuclear chemistry and physics, and spectroscopy.
The GL is a fully funded position that will work with two half-time funded deputy group leaders 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 the Chemistry Division, including planning scientific and programmatic directions, and ensuring sound management practices. S/he will 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 following areas relevant to the group’s activities: analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, radiochemistry, nuclear chemistry, mass spectrometry, radiometric counting, spectroscopy, and actinide science.
Advanced record of technical leadership and management including technical decision-making and goal setting, supervision and personnel management, development and mentoring of employees, promoting team work, 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.
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 nuclear forensics, nuclear nonproliferation, treaty monitoring, or weapons program areas.
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.
Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
Programmatic work supported by C-NR includes maintenance and stewardship of the nuclear stockpile, nuclear forensics, international safeguards, nuclear non-proliferation, treaty monitoring, and bioassay monitoring. Research is conducted in areas of radiochemistry, radiometric measurements, materials characterization, mass spectrometry, nuclear chemistry and physics, spectroscopy, and actinide chemistry. C-NR addresses immediate to long-term mission needs for sponsors, and has established capabilities and facilities for handling and characterizing radiological materials over a wide range of radioactivity levels. Current major sponsors include the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Strategic Partnerships (Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, and other federal agencies), and LANL institutional support.
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.
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 email@example.com or call1-505-665-4444option 1.
Contact Name Duran, Andria M
Vacancy Name: IRC82971
Organization Name C-NR/Nuclear & Radiochemistry
Minimum Salary 147000
Maximum Salary 254700
Req ID: IRC82971