We have an opening for a Deputy Associate Director for Science & Technology to serve as a senior level advisor to the Associate Director (AD), Principal Deputy Associate Director (PDAD), division leaders (DL), and directors across Physical and Life Sciences (PLS),, on the strategic development and sustainability of critical scientific capabilities. You will provide directorate level oversight and guidance of the PLS Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) portfolio and other investment portfolios. You will direct, implement, and coordinate sponsored science programs, external engagements, and work closely with the PLS strategic science engagement office. This position is in the Associate Director's Office within the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate.
In this role you will
Collaborate with the AD, PDAD and PLS division/program/institute leaders to develop integrated efforts and strategies for the development and maintenance of critical scientific capabilities.
Manage the Directorate LDRD program, work with AD, PDAD for setting strategic direction, coordinate the responses to LDRD proposal calls, inter-directorate coordination, scientific and financial performance. Working with PLS management team, identify other internal strategic S&T priorities and needs in various science capabilities.
Work closely with the PLS Strategic Science Engagement Office (SSEO), developing relationships and potential programs with existing and new sponsors.
Manage S&T assessment and External Review Committee (ERC) reviews for the Directorate. Manage, develop, and implement S&T assessment strategies, processes, metrics and benchmarks.
Ensure the achievements of the Directorate's staff are communicated and recognized within and outside the Laboratory, through interactions with PAO, appropriate public and professional forums, and through nominations for professional recognition.
Participate in scientific workforce planning to achieve organization goals and objectives and meet Laboratory, Department of Energy (DOE) and customer/sponsor requirements; assist AD with performance management.
Collaborate with the AD, PDAD and DLs in integrated strategic planning for the Directorate.
Coordinate Directorate-level interactions with the scientific community, including workshop, conference sponsorship and collaborations with universities and national labs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Active DOE Q or Top Secret at time of hire.
PhD in the physical sciences or a related technical field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong record of scientific innovation, creativity, and accomplishment, as demonstrated by a record of publication.
Extensive experience developing, managing, and evaluating scientific initiatives.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to convey technical content and value propositions clearly and accurately to both expert and non-expert audiences.
Extensive experience directing Technical Staff Leaders and Technical Managers to champion, lead, and achieve organization objectives and goals and meet Department of Energy (DOE), and customer/sponsor requirements. Ability to define and set clear goals and expectations and communicate them to customers and performers.
Extensive experience resolving complex problems, developing, planning, and coordinating solutions, working with conflicting priorities and multiple deadlines.
Advanced organizational problem solving, decision-making, and leadership skills; experience working towards common goals and maintaining effective working relationships in a senior management team environment.
Extensive experience in interacting and negotiating effectively with high-level management and executives regarding matters of significance to the organization.
Qualifications we desire
Extensive knowledge of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory programs, policies, and procedures, including the LDRD program.
Thorough knowledge of divisions and programs of the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate.
Internal Number: 3743990000032806
About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.
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