We have an opening for a Division Leader (DL) to provide leadership, oversight and management of the Materials Science Division (MSD) staff that support the Laboratory's Programs, including Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) including WTE, WPD, WCS and the Lifetime Extension Programs, NIF target, optics and material science development, Global Security programs including nonproliferation, energy security, and nuclear counterterrorism, as well as programs funded by the DOE Office of Science and various non-DOE sponsors. You will oversee an estimated ~$100M of programs and projects, including sponsored research, institutionally supported activities, and Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects. This position is in the Associate Director's Office within the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate.
This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.
In this role you will
Provide overall leadership, direction, and scientific and technical oversight to the Materials Sciences Division to ensure an effective system for recruiting and hiring high quality scientific staff, and training and developing the existing staff.
Articulate the missions and update and execute the strategic plan for the Division, Directorate, and Laboratory that defines its core capabilities and future directions.
Plan and oversee research and development activities in the Division in multiple research areas and ensure the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of underlying core competencies.
Oversee performance management and evaluation of all Division staff. This includes ongoing training and career development activities, yearly performance appraisals, ranking, and salary management.
Oversee research commitments, program resources and multiple budgets including DOE, external programs, and internal science funding, ensuring all Laboratory and DOE fiscal policies and practices are followed.
Develop business plans for program development and identify Divisional staffing needs for current and future Laboratory programs, collaborating with leaders of other LLNL organizations.
Establish and enhance partnerships and relationships with sponsors of MSD programs; foster integration with relevant national and international scientific organizations and their activities, including other DOE laboratories.
Ensure that the conduct of Division's research and operations are performed in a manner consistent with LLNL's ES&H and security standards.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the TSM.2 level
Coordinate Directorate-level interactions with the scientific community, including workshop and conference sponsorship, and major interaction and collaborations with universities, national labs and pertinent MSD science program sponsors.
Assist senior management in scientific workforce planning to lead and achieve organization goals and objectives and meet Laboratory, corporate, Department of Energy (DOE) and customer/sponsor requirements.
PhD in chemistry, materials science, physics, computational materials, polymer, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience, with technical expertise in one or more areas of chemistry, materials, physics, computational materials, polymer research.
Record of scientific creativity, achievement, and leadership, as documented in publications and professional recognition.
Extensive experience developing, managing and evaluating programs, projects and personnel in a technically diverse organization.
Extensive experience managing financial activities, ensuring program and overhead accounts are properly maintained and overseen according to LLNL and DOE fiscal policies and practices.
Ability to lead, motivate, delegate effectively and build complex interdisciplinary teams to work toward programmatic and institutional goals. Team effectively with other PLS management for overarching PLS strategic goals.
Extensive supervisory experience, including experience in development and implementation of performance reviews, ranking, and salary management; demonstrated ability to set clear goals and expectations, and communicate them to customers and performers.
Experience interacting effectively at high level internal and external organizations and constituencies, with the ability to work with conflicting priorities and multiple deadlines.
Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills necessary to direct an organization, lead innovative research and interact with management and customers/sponsors.
Additional qualifications at the TSM.2 level
Extensive experience in dealing and negotiating effectively with high-level management and executives internal and external to the Laboratory regarding matters of significance to the organization.
Significant knowledge of managerial practices and experience effectively balancing budgets and complex workforce priorities to achieve desired results. Expertise in strategic planning and organizational dynamics.
Extensive experience working effectively in a high-impact, high-visibility, multi-task environment and ability to lead a management team contributing to strategic planning.
Qualifications We Desire
Demonstrated understanding of a diverse laboratory and national research environment, and the ability to work within that environment towards long-range goals.
Familiarity with programs and core capabilities relevant to MSD.
Internal Number: 3743990000019789
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