Los Alamos National Laboratory Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
As Deputy Group Leader (DGL) of the Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Group (T-5) you will work in partnership with the T-5 Group Leader in providing vision, technical leadership, and management for the group. You will also be a member of the Theoretical Division’s leadership team. The DGL reports to the Group Leader and assists and complements the Group Leader in ensuring effective program execution and sound fiscal management, stimulating program development activities, promoting personnel development, and performing administrative tasks. The position is funded at 50% with the expectation that for the other 50%, the successful candidate will conduct funded research and development activities that are in alignment with the capabilities and direction of the group.
T-5 is an interdisciplinary group with scientist coming from backgrounds in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, and engineering. Research in the group covers a broad set of areas including applied scientific computing, applied mathematics, numerical analysis, algorithm development, optimization and control, artificial intelligence, image processing, network science, plasma physics, fusion energy, and space weather.
The group consists of approximately 30 Ph.D. and staff scientists, approximately 20 postdoctoral researchers, and about 5-20 students that peak in the summer. The staff in the group are supported on a total budget of over $21M. The group is supported by funding from sources including DOE (NNSA, Office of Science, Office of Electricity, ARPA-E) and NSAS. The group contributes to national and global security, with its researchers combining mathematical modeling, large scale computer simulations, and data analytics to support Los Alamos National Laboratory’s nuclear security mission. Recent awards in the group include the 2020 R&D 100 award for Amanzi–ATS: Modeling Environmental Systems across Scales.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated expertise and accomplishments in one or more scientific or technical areas that are aligned with the group as evidenced by publications and presentations:
Applied scientific computing
Optimization and control
A record of successfully recruiting, mentoring, and retaining excellent and staff, students, or postdocs
Commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming work environment that encompasses a diverse set of ideas and backgrounds
Evidence of excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work in a team
Ability to effectively communicate both technical and non-technical concepts with staff and management across multiple levels and organizations
Education/Experience: Five or more years of research experience after receiving a Ph.D. in engineering, physics, applied mathematics, physics, engineering, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience building and managing teams and projects across organizational boundaries
Experience in proposing, developing, and sustaining research programs
Fellowships, honors, or participation in national committees in physics or mathematics
Familiarity with one or more DOE program
Previous experience as a line or program manager
Ability to obtain a DOE Q Clearance in a reasonable timeframe.
Note to Applicants
Contact Wesley Even (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Melanie Vigil (email@example.com ) for more details about this position
To receive full consideration for the position please submit a complete application online through the Los Alamos National Laboratory jobs portal by September 19, 2021. A complete application includes a current Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, and a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.
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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Vigil, Melanie Louise
Vacancy Name: IRC89431
Organization Name T-5/ Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC89431