Los Alamos National Laboratory MPA Deputy Division Leader (R&D Manager 5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Materials Physics and Applications (MPA) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is currently seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Division Leader (DDL).
The MPA DDL will help lead and manage an organization of more than 200 researchers and staff to execute a portfolio of over $96M per year. MPA Division provides an intellectually stimulating environment for the pursuit of basic and applied materials physics and chemistry, enabling the development of new technologies to solve pressing national energy and security challenges. MPA operates two world-class user facilities, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory - Pulse Field Facility, and the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, as well as unique experimental capabilities and infrastructures essential to understanding and controlling functional materials properties. The Division's staff has an excellent publication record in high impact journals and a distinguished record of recognition through numerous major fellowships, awards, and prizes. MPA Division has strong national and international collaborations with academia, industry, and other national laboratories. In addition to technical leadership and management, the deputy division leader will be expected to help develop personnel, recruit and retain critical skills in the workforce, support diversity and inclusion, ESH&Q, security, and community relations.
The DDL will work closely with the MPA Division Leader (DL) to provide leadership, vision, strategic and tactical planning, and management for high quality research and development across the MPA Division. The DDL position requires customer service orientation, demonstrated leadership qualities, and the ability to interact effectively at all levels.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead by example and to cultivate a productive, stimulating, and cost-effective work environment.
Working with the DL, the DDL will be responsible for the following:
Demonstrate scientific and technical leadership of the Division's staff, activities, and facilities.
Nurture an intellectual environment conducive to scientific research, development and innovation that retains the highest caliber scientific staff.
Ensure a healthy, safe, and secure working environment, across the diverse scientific facilities in MPA Division.
Monitor and ensure compliance with all applicable safety, environment, security, quality, and administrative policies/procedures.
Increase the value and visibility of materials research to national programs, as measured by the Division’s technical reputation, innovation, and delivery of successful programs.
Develop and maintain working relationships with MPA Group Leaders and other Laboratory leaders with whom MPA Division is a customer or partner.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated record of excellent leadership, management, and supervisory skills including the development of personnel.
Significant record of technical leadership in physical sciences, such as experience in leading\managing broad, complex organizations or programs.
Experience in developing and implementing strategies to foster science and build technical capability, develop research programs, and improve technical infrastructure and facilities.
Demonstrated experience in management of an organization conducting research in the physical sciences including: managing budgetary resources and engaging with technical leadership to evaluate and resolve institutional issues.
Proven track record of attracting, evaluating, mentoring, developing, motivating, and retaining creative, talented people in a technical organization.
A strong record of advocacy and innovation, and a commitment to scientific excellence.
Ability to establish trust and deliver on commitments while ensuring operational effectiveness.
Demonstrated commitment and experience in assuring a healthy, safe, and secure working environment, which includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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.
Knowledge of MPA Division’s technical and research portfolio and an understanding of how the portfolio supports LANL’s national security mission.
Working knowledge or prior experience in the DOE/NNSA Laboratory environment.
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 with national user facilities.
Experience with DOE Office of Science: Basic Energy Sciences programs and DOE’s Applied Energy program offices.
Working knowledge of the Nuclear Weapons Program strategy, initiatives, and future directions.
Active involvement in one or more professional associations relevant to MPA science and technology.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in physics, materials science, materials chemistry, or a related discipline from an accredited institution and 12 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. PhD strongly preferred.
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, as well as acurriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
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 call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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 gym and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Appointment Type Regular Regular
Contact Name Thompson, Larry Douglas
Vacancy Name: IRC82412
Organization Name MPA-DO/Materials Physics & Applications
Minimum Salary 158900
Maximum Salary 284300
Req ID: IRC82412