|Job Title||MST Division Leader (R&D Manager 6)|
|Location||Los Alamos, NM, US|
|Organization Name||MST-DO/Materials Science & Technology|
What You Will Do
Reporting to the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Physical Sciences Directorate, the Materials Science and Technology (MST) Division Leader (DL) will work closely with the ALD to provide leadership, vision, strategic and tactical planning, and management for high quality research and development across the Materials Science and Technology Division as well as stewarding the Materials for the Future Pillar for the Laboratory. The DL 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 nurture a productive, stimulating and cost-effective work environment. The DL will be responsible for the scientific and technical leadership and management of the Division's staff, activities and facilities. The DL must nurture an intellectual environment conducive to scientific research, development and innovation that retains the highest caliber scientific staff. The DL helps to ensure the implementation of all applicable safety, environment, security, and quality, compliance and administrative policies and procedures and will be responsible for maintaining effective working relationships with MST Division managers, other Physical Sciences Directorate managers, and managers in all other Directorate's with which MST is a customer.
This visionary leader will lead and manage an organization of more than 230 researchers and staff to execute a portfolio of close to $100M per year. The organization is the Laboratory's focal point for structural materials research, development, and application at the Lab and has a significant role in the understanding of plutonium, nuclear fuels, engineered materials, and precision targets for high energy density experiments. MST Division also provides the materials science and technology base needed to maintain confidence in the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons, and applies its technical expertise to a broad range of missions including fundamental science, nuclear energy, fossil energy, threat reduction, and conventional defense challenges. The Division has strong national and international collaborations with academia, industry, and other national laboratories. In addition to technical leadership and management, the division leader will be expected to develop personnel, recruit and retain critical skills in the workforce, control costs, and support diversity, affirmative action, ESH&Q, security, and community relations.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Education: Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering. Ph.D. or M.S. in materials science, physics, metallurgy, or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in related areas that are relevant to the mission of the Division is preferred.
Notes to Applicants: A cover letter detailing how you meet the required skills of the position is required to be considered for the position.
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. See DOE 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: 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 email@example.com 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.