Director/Co-Director - Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (R&D Manager 4)

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Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
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Job Title Director/Co-Director - Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (R&D Manager 4)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name MPA-CINT Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies

What You Will Do

This vacancy is for the LANL CINT position of either Director or Co-Director.

The selected candidate will share responsibility with a similar position at Sandia National Laboratory for the overall success of CINT and also serves as a lead of the CINT Program Management Team.

The selected candidate for this vacancy is expected to spend ~1 day per week at the CINT Core Facility in Albuquerque.  If selected as Co-Director, the selected candidate will eventually succeed the Director in CINT's joint leadership model.  The CINT Director is expected to travel and have frequent interactions with the BES community, HQ and the other NSRCs.

This selected candidate will also be the Group Leader of MPA-CINT, a ~75-person organization (including a substantial postdoc and student population) that carries out R&D for programs for a wide range of sponsors from national security to applied energy, as well as both Basic Energy Sciences (BES) materials core research and user facility support. MPA-CINT’s key capabilities include chemical and physical syntheses of multifunctional and nanostructured materials; biologically inspired approaches to material design; optical, electron, and force microscopies, and micro-spectroscopies for imaging and characterization; ultrafast science; nanomechanics; photonics and plasmonics; and metamaterials.

The responsibilities for this LANL vacancy include:

  • Implementing CINT’s scientific vision and strategy internal to CINT to ensure a unified, cross-lab CINT team;

  • Developing and executing CINTs scientific vision and strategy as it relates to the broader set of sponsors beyond BES;

  • Serving as primary CINT contact to BES (Director). Serving as the primary point of contact for CINTs advisory bodies and building and growing cross-lab partnerships (co-Director).

  • Providing technical leadership and management of center personnel and resources to ensure the scientific vitality of the organization and to secure programmatic work aligned with the center’s mission;

  • Nurturing an intellectual environment conducive to scientific research, development, and innovation that retains and attracts the highest caliber scientific staff and ensures appropriate mentoring and supervision of CINT’s postdoc and students;

  • Implementing all applicable safety, environment, security, and quality, compliance and administrative policies;

  • Being a key member of the Materials Physics and Applications Division Leadership team, championing the strategic, tactical, and operational success of the division in partnership with colleague group- and division-level managers.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Minimum Job Requirements for Co-Director:

  • Outstanding scientific research and technical leadership in nanoscience, or related field as evidenced by publications, citations, presentations, and recognition.

  • Leadership experience within a complex or multi-disciplinary R&D organization.

  • Track record of successful grantsmanship and management of large research projects.

  • Experience developing externally-funded scientific research programs from varying sponsors.

  • Demonstrated success in strategic planning and implementation.

  • Record of effective communication, teamwork, and consensus building within scientific community.

  • Record of successful mentorship and technical development of personnel.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage safely, securely and effectively diverse research facilities with chemical, biological, and other high hazards.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage financial and human resources with commitment to AA/EEO/Diversity objectives, staff career development, and mentorship of junior scientists.

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field of science.

Additional Job Requirements for Director:

  • Effectively represent the breadth of CINT capabilities at both the Gateway and Core facility. 

  • Demonstrated success in providing executive level leadership and strategic direction for multi-institutional collaborations.

  • Track record of representing collaborative science at the national level as demonstrated by participation or leadership on BES, NSF and NSRC committees.

  • Demonstrated success in achieving consensus and developing collaborations across higher-level multi-disciplinary organizational boundaries.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with DOE-BES.

  • Knowledge of LANL and other DOE program offices.

  • Experience with national user facilities.

  • Demonstrated success in developing partnerships with external institutions, particularly other National Laboratories.

  • Ability to obtain a Q Clearance which normally requires US Citizenship.

Application Materials:  Please include a cover letter in your application that maps your experience onto the required and desired skills for the position level (Co-Director or Director) that you are seeking.


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 a regular status only with approval of the cognizant Principal Associate Director.


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 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.

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operated jointly by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories as a national user facility devoted to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials. For additional information about The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, including research areas, users, and facilities, please visit .


Appointment Type Regular
Minimum Salary 124100
Maximum Salary 215300
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