Los Alamos National Laboratory Physical Chemistry and Applied Sciences Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Be a part of something transformative and extraordinary, and join our dynamic and enterprising group within a world class research institution, the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Our group, Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (C-PCS), is looking for a talented scientist to serve as deputy (R&D Manager 3) to the group leader, assisting with the development of our robust portfolio, and execution of programs of relevance to national security and scientific vitality. This will be a half-time (50%) position, with the other half time dedicated to the development of a scientific portfolio or other programmatic activities.
The deputy group leader for C-PCS partner with the group leader in order to provide strong scientific and technical leadership of this complex portfolio, as well as assist in the operational, financial and administrative management of the group. The group management will assist in programmatic development and serve as a champion for the technical capabilities and personnel within the group. In this regard, they will function as a key element of the divisional management team, sharing responsibility for the objectives and mission of Chemistry Division at large. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning scientific and programmatic directions, ensuring sound management practices and addressing safety and security of the complex technical enterprise. In addition, the individual will also participate in ensuring environmental management, financial accountability and human resource issues – in partnership with the group leader. The deputy group leader will also help with recruitment and retention of new talent, address and mentor early career scientists and post-doctoral fellows towards career development.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Strong technical achievement in an area of science of relevance to the group, as demonstrated through publications/reports, technical presentations in national and international conferences, engagement in sponsor meeting/workshops, leadership of large and complex technical projects.
Experience operating or managing complex experimental facilities with hazard envelopes relevant to the group – lasers, nanoparticles, chemicals, radiological hazards and others.
Demonstrated ability to identify and successfully respond to new funding opportunities, program development experience, and assembling multi-disciplinary teams that traverse disciplinary and organizational boundaries.
Demonstrated record of personnel management and development, supervision, mentoring of employees, promoting teamwork. Management of resources, finances, capability development in order to build stronger and more resilient teams.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, promoting team work and collaborative science
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires US Citizenship.
For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive cover letter reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired qualifications.
Education/Experience : Position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.
Demonstrated working knowledge of LANL policies in integrated work management, safety, security, quality, environment, finance and human resources.
Experience in experimental spectroscopy methods, and awareness of the technical complexities of operations relevant to the group. e.g., techniques such as UV/Vis, IR-NIR, FTIR, LIBS, Raman (SERS), Fluorescence (multiphoton), ultrafast tunable lasers, transient absorption, and others.
Experience handling complex samples of relevance to the research within one or more of the group’s focus areas–Chemical (organic, inorganic, nanoparticles), Biological (BSL2), Radiological, Nanomaterials, Explosives.
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: This job posting closes by the end of the business day on January 10, 2022.
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.
C-PCS consists of over 50 exceptional scientists, technologists, students and post-doctoral fellows engaged in multi-disciplinary research focused on the use of spectroscopy to investigate a variety of complex problems. This includes biology, remote sensing, explosives, nanoparticle science, and space applications. Our entrepreneurial and high achieving group is home to a variety of accomplishments – from sensors that are currently deployed on Curiosity and Perseverance Rovers on Mars, to Energy Frontiers Centers, remote sensing work in the interest of national security, biological diagnostics and explosives assessment. We house complex experimental capabilities supporting these scientific missions, and consist of students, post-doctoral fellows, scientists and technologists that lead/assist in the execution of the work. The group meets the needs of a diverse set of sponsors of relevance to our laboratory mission, emerging national security needs and basic science exploration.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Duran, Andria M
Vacancy Name: IRC90798
Organization Name C-PCS/Physical Chem & Applied Spectroscopy
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC90798