Los Alamos National Laboratory XCP-1 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute as a Group Leader? Are you interested in making a difference in Computational Physics for the Laboratory’s Weapons Program? If you answered “yes” to these questions we encourage you to learn more about this phenomenal opportunity to be a scientific leader within the X-Computational Physics (XCP) Division’s Lagrangian Codes Group (XCP‐1).
As a Group Leader, you would be responsible for the scientific direction of the team, delivering high‐quality science, while maintaining an active research program that aligns with the group mission. The technical focus of areas in XCP‐1 include production software development and user support, plus research and development in various numerical aspects of integrated multi‐physics simulation, such as hydrodynamics, continuum fluid and solid mechanics, high explosives, materials science, plasma physics, mix and turbulence, nuclear physics, mesh generation and optimization, large‐scale parallel programming, applied computer science, and software engineering. You will help to manage a large research portfolio across multiple technical areas and multiple programmatic sponsors. Your teams will work in close partnership with teams from across the Laboratory, including physics, computer science, theoretical research, weapons design, and global security. The research and analysis work of XCP‐1 supports a variety of Laboratory missions, including stockpile stewardship, experimental modeling and analysis, and global security assessments.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Computational Physics Expertise
You will need to have a documented broad technical knowledge in one or more computational physics areas relevant to XCP‐1, supported by publications, presentations, software, or other evidence of completed work.
Talent Acquisition and Growth
To succeed in this role, you will need to have experience recruiting for and staffing programs to help build technical capabilities within a team. Along with recruitment you must have experience successfully mentoring junior staff.
Leadership and Collaboration
You must have strong collaborative and relationship‐building skills that drive a creative and positive work environment with a demonstrated ability to lead with integrity and decisiveness towards institutional goals.
It is important that you have demonstrated the ability to effectively present technical work and concepts to others, including nontechnical audiences.
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 directly related to the occupation. PhD in science or engineering in a specialization relevant to XCP‐1 is strongly preferred.
Vision for XCP‐1
We would like it if you had a strategic, creative, and innovative scientific leadership approach in building teams and analyzing problems relevant to national security.
Additionally, we would really like to see a vision for program development (beyond the Advanced Simulation and Computing Integrated Codes Program) to support and enhance the capabilities of the group.
LANL Weapons Physics Specific
It would be nice if you had knowledge of LANL line management/program management interactions and roles & responsibilities, plus knowledge of the activities, needs, and workflow of the nuclear weapons physics applications community.
Computational Physics Community
It would be great if you have citations, honors, and/or participation in national committees in one or more computational physics areas relevant to XCP‐1.
It would be a plus if you had demonstrated knowledge of multi-physics codes, including their strengths, weaknesses, and long‐term needs.
Note to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a letter of interest describing how they meet the required and desired qualifications for the position.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory.
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)
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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 call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Greenhall, Ashley Nelsen
Vacancy Name: IRC86537
Organization Name XCP-1/LAGRANGIAN CODES
Minimum Salary 150700
Maximum Salary 261000
Req ID: IRC86537