Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Director of the Office of Science program reports to the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Physical Sciences. Working with senior technical management, this role is responsible for identifying specific program areas for strategic emphasis (growth, maintenance, reduction) that support and diversify the Laboratory mission. The Director serves as a resource to LANL scientists and management, providing advice and information on SC mission, programs and strategies. In particular, this role partners with the Civilian Nuclear Program Office, the Alternative Energy Program Office and the Global Security Program Office in defining the Laboratory’s energy security strategy. As the primary interface to the Office of Science, this position will involve extensive travel.
Ph.D. in a scientific or engineering field relevant to the Office of Science programs or equivalent combination of education and experience
Scientific or technical leadership in an area supported by the Office of Science
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, execution, evaluation and reporting on R&D projects and overall program impact
Track record in leading strategy and translating results into programmatic growth at a national level
Extensive experience in the development and application of sponsor/customer needs, including plans, constraints and requirements
Extensive knowledge of the capabilities of the Laboratory, and effective understanding of the national context in this area, including analyzing possible competitors, contributors and teaming arrangements and identifying the Laboratory’s strengths in the area
Leadership skills in resource management (e.g., hiring, termination, coaching, performance assessment, annual salary adjustment, managing conflict, etc.) and financial management
Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (U.S. citizenship required)
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