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Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3)
Los Alamos National Security in
Date Posted September 21, 2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

What You Will Do

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) in the Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA-CINT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Deputy Group Leader (DGL). The DGL will assist the Group Leader in providing technical leadership and management for MPA-CINT. The DGL will also be responsible for certain areas of program management and user community outreach. MPA-CINT currently has 85 employees including 65 technical and postdoctoral staff members and a budget of around $30M/yr.

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies is a national user facility funded by the DOE Office of Science to provide research capabilities in nanoscience to a worldwide community of users. The MPA-CINT group stewards the CINT Gateway facility at LANL, which together with the Core facility at Sandia National Laboratory form the entire CINT user facility. Scientific thrusts in CINT include: Nanophotonics and Optical Nanomaterials; Quantum Materials Systems; Soft, Biological and Composite Nanomaterials; and In-Situ Characterization and Nanomechanics. Additional information on the user facility is available at https://cint.lanl.gov .

MPA-CINT is also comprised of the Laboratory for Ultrafast Materials and Optical Spectroscopy (LUMOS), as well as a wide range of other research funded by LDRD, DOE Office of Science and other program sponsors. LUMOS capabilities can be found at https://cint.lanl.gov/facilities/LUMOS/index.php .

The Deputy Group leader's duties (shared with the Group Leader) will be distributed among the following activities:

  • Group Management:

  • Ensuring the overall quality and effectiveness of the Center in research and development and dedication to our mission as an Office of Science national user facility.

  • Ensuring a safe, secure, and compliant workplace for group employees and users, and ensuring adherence to Laboratory policy within the Center.

  • Aggressive pursuit of Laboratory and Division ES&H, Integrated Safety Management, and AA/EEO/Diversity objectives.

  • Promoting effective partnering and performance within the Center leadership team and support staff to maximize overall productivity.

  • Oversight of all aspects of group financial and human resource management.

  • Strategic and tactical planning in conjunction with the Division Leader and the division leadership council that leverages the technical strengths and capabilities in the Center for the overall success of the division and directorate.

  • Supporting the Group Leader in maintaining and evolving a sound technical vision that leverages the balance of existing programs.

  • Support the development of new programs, with an emphasis on additional funding, based on innovative combinations of the group's and Center's thrusts and core competencies in response to the laboratory's and national needs.

  • CINT Program Management and User Community Outreach

  • Preparing monthly reports for the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, the CINT program sponsor

  • Publication tracking using citation indexing databases

  • Managing scientific content on the CINT program website to communicate scientific capabilities and access modes to users

  • Analyzing publication metrics and national award outcomes to strategically target potential CINT users

  • Tracking outreach metrics and developing appropriate baselines for comparison; Promoting CINT and the NSRCs at national meeting exhibitions

  • Co-organizing annual technical conferences, including procuring sponsorship, managing conference materials, and budget management

  • Overseeing online content for program sponsors and user community; including, science highlights.

  • Building and nurturing a strategic partnership between the two host laboratory partners (LANL and SNL)

Support for this position is at 1 FTE with effort roughly split between group management and program management/outreach.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Strong recordoftechnicalaccomplishmentsanddemonstrated professional experiencein one or more of the MPA-CINT's thrust areas asdemonstratedby a strongrecordof publication in prestigious journals andinvitedpresentations atinternational conferences.

  • Demonstrated commitmentto a safe and environmentally sound workplaceandto the utilization of a diverse workforce is also required.

  • Recordofeffectiveteamwork andconsensusbuilding

  • Demonstrated excellent oraland written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Recordofsuccessfulmentorshipand technical development of personnel.

  • Demonstratedknowledge andunderstandingoftheentrepreneurialskills necessary to grow andcultivateascience-basedprogramportfolio.

  • Abilityto obtain aDOEQ Clearance

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel: scientists, administrative staff, management

  • The ability to promote scientific capabilities and opportunities to prospective users

  • The ability to communicate scientific achievements to program sponsors

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experiencemanaging experimentalfacilities and supportpersonnel.

  • Demonstratedleadershipexperiencerequiredto coordinate andpromote teaming across organizational boundaries.

  • A record ofsuccess indevelopingnew programfundinginitiatives and anetwork of contacts with program sponsors.

  • Familiarity with the areas ofresearch activityin MPA-CINT.

  • Familiarity and experience with core LANL mission activities

  • Goodworkingknowledgeof laboratoryfinancial,management, and ES&Hpractices.

  • Demonstratedexperience indeveloping and operatinglarge userfacilities.

  • Experience workingon DOE-BESresearch andwithBES Program Managers

Education: Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering.APh.D.degreeinafield relatedto MPA-CINT's core scienceareas(materials science, chemistry,physics, biology, electrical ormechanicalengineering) is strongly preferred

Additional Details

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.

  • 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: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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)

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen
Email samanthad@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC81731
Organization Name MPA-CINT / Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies
Minimum Salary 122200
Maximum Salary 205900
Req ID: IRC81731
Category: Other

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