Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We are seeking a Technical Team Lead at either the Scientist 3 or 4 level to join our Focused Experiments Group. This team designs, fields and executes energetic, hazardous and complex system and sub-system experiments for the LANL Nuclear Weapons and Global Security Programs at various high explosive firing sites at LANL.
The Focused Experiments team works with a diverse spectrum of collaborators to provide design, fielding execution and analysis for high-profile and impactful focused explosives experiments, including for science campaigns, hydrodynamic and weapons programs, as well as a variety of others. The team has established a reputation for excellence in advanced radiographic and imaging diagnostics.
In this key role, you will work with collaborators, program leaders and the firing site team to develop and grow programs and diagnostic development, particularly in the area of advanced radiographic techniques. We will also rely on you to lead and mentor a diverse firing site team that includes staff, field engineers, technologists and technicians, and postdocs/students.
Position requires a master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of relevant experience
A record of successful accomplishments, advanced knowledge and proven ability in one or more of the following: weapons physics, weapons engineering, explosives science and radiographic/imaging diagnostics
Experience in seeking and securing scope and funding for team projects, as well as developing and building budget, personnel and resource management
Experience in developing and growing programs, including project development, advocacy, resource allocation, program execution and successful customer relations
Ability to lead, motivate and focus personnel and work with a diverse customer base
Ability to communicate technical results, including publications, presentations, reports and technical products
Additional Job Requirements for Scientist 4:
Master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 12 years of relevant experience
At the Scientist 4 level, the position requires a senior scientist in either a broad discipline or specialized field with the ability to translate national needs into technological objectives and goals
A record of successful teamwork and consensus building, as well as providing effective leadership for technical decision-making at the major project level
Basic understanding of explosive firing operations
Demonstrated experience with weapons design and modeling
Experience in the area of pulsed power electrical work
Experience with design, fielding, diagnostics and/or data analysis for explosively driven experiments
Experience with leading Work For Others projects and DoD collaborations
Experience with relevant hydrodynamic modeling/computational physics codes/analysis programs
Active DOE Q clearance
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