Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos , NM 87544

Posted 5 months ago

Vacancy Name: IRC74241

Description

Job Title Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name C-IIAC/Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chemistry

What You Will Do

The R&D Manager 3(Deputy Group Leader)will partner with the R&D Manager 4 (Group Leader) and group office staff to provide strong scientific and operational leadership of the technical and programmatic activities of the Inorganic, Isotope and Actinide Chemistry Group (C-IIAC).This will include: developing, managing and championing capabilities and personnel; promoting successful program execution; and ensuring compliance in the areas of safety, security, environmental management, financial accountability, staffing and human resource issues, and facilities and operations.The successful candidate will also function as a key part of the Division management team, sharing responsibility for the objectives and missions of the Chemistry Division, including planning strategic directions and sound management practices. Through it all, the DGL will be responsible for fostering a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.As this is a 0.5 FTE management position, the applicant will be expected to conduct funded (0.5 FTE) research or programmatic activities of his or her own that are in alignment with the capabilities and direction of the group.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Strong record of technical excellence and achievement in chemical and/or materials science research, as demonstrated through publications, reports, presentations at national and international meetings, patents and other products of independent research.

  • Proven experience in technical leadership, including technical decision-making and goal setting, budget and resource management, and personnel development and mentorship.

  • Demonstrated record of identifying and responding to new funding opportunities, program development, and assembling effective project teams.

  • Strong record of effective written and oral communication skills as evidenced by internal and/or external interactions, seminars, briefings, presentations, and publications/reports.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills as evidenced by building and mentoring effective teams and successfully interacting with all levels of scientists, engineers, and other technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Experience communicating, implementing and/or administering safety, security and environmental policies in a technical setting.

  • Experience operating in research facilities with chemical and/or radiological hazards.

Desired Skills:

  • Record of technical achievement in areas relevant to the group's activities, in one or more of the following areas: inorganic, organometallic or organic synthetic chemistry and related characterization methodologies; radioisotope production and handling; chemical separations; radiochemistry; actinide chemistry; and nuclear materials chemistry.

  • Record of operational management or oversight of experimental activities in at least one of the group's technical areas, plus demonstrated ability to develop operational oversight abilities in the other technical areas.

  • Successful experience interacting with external funding agencies (DOE, NNSA, DoD, DHS, IC, etc.).

  • Knowledge of DOE and other sponsor needs in actinide research, isotope production and applications, energy programs, weapons or national security efforts relevant to the group's capabilities.

  • Working knowledge of LANL policies in integrated work management, safety, security, environment, finance, and human resources.

  • Prior experience working within a radiological or nuclear facility.

  • Prior experience contributing to the strategic directions and program development of an organization.

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution and in dealing with performance issues.

  • Demonstrated experience in quality management and quality assurance.

  • Active Q clearance, or the ability to gain a Q clearance.

Education:

Minimum requirement is a bachelor's degree in science or engineering. Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

Notes to Applicants:

Inadditionto a resume,candidatesmustsubmita coverletteraddressingthespecificrequirements.Applicationswithoutthisletter will notbe considered.

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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.

C-IIAC is an organization of approximately 40 permanent staff plus over 30 postdocs, students and visiting scientists. We address a broad spectrum of R&D and production missions in medicine, energy security, defense and global security by applying unique capabilities in radioisotope production and development, actinide molecular and nuclear materials chemistry, inorganic and organometallic chemistry, and catalysis for chemical transformations.

Appointment Type Regular

Regular

Minimum Salary 119700

Maximum Salary 201700

Contact Details

Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R

Email suzannef@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC74241


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