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What You Will Do

The Deputy Laboratory Director for Science, Technology and Engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) provides strategic leadership for the development and application of world class research to deliver on mission, enhance the nation’s nuclear deterrent, and reduce the global threat.  This position ensures that the technical portfolio remains at the highest levels of scientific and engineering quality and capable of meeting emerging Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration mission needs.  The position oversees a budget of $2B+, 3500 employees, and a program scope of $1B.  The following are specific responsibilities for this position.

  • Line management responsibility for Chemistry, Earth & Life Sciences; Global Security; Physical Sciences; and Simulation and Computation directorates.
  • Programmatic responsibility and executive sponsor interface for LANL’s global security, DOE-Office of Science & Energy Technology programs, and technology transfer efforts.
  • Serves as LANL’s Chief Research Officer and participates in the National Laboratories Chief Research Office group.
  • Responsible for LANL’s Partnership & Pipeline organization, including the Laboratory’s student and post-doc programs, national security education centers, and various workforce development initiatives.
  • Lead the Laboratory’s mission-enabling science, technology, and engineering capabilities, spanning all technical directorates, including annual capability pillar-based peer reviews.
  • Direct LANL’s Laboratory Directed Research & Development (LDRD) portfolio, establish industry and academic partnerships, and champion existing LANL scientific capabilities and their expansion.
  • Interfaces with the Triad Board and Committees, the New Mexico Consortium Board, and various partner university advisory boards and committees, including University of California and Texas A&M University System.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Personal Leadership

  • Experienced as a senior-level director with characteristics including personal integrity and accountability, fiduciary responsibility, trustworthiness in relationships, commitment to quality and excellence in programs and operations, commitment to workforce diversity and human resource development, and effective oral and written communication skills. 

Technical Leadership

  • Record of technical accomplishment and international leadership in a discipline of relevance to Science, Technology and Engineering.
  • Knowledge of science and engineering relevant to NNSA weapons programs, spanning weapons physics, weapons engineering, and weapons production, as well as nuclear non-proliferation and counter-proliferation programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating scientific activities across an institution to ensure safe, secure, and effective mission delivery.

Disciplined Operations 

  • Demonstrated experience in nurturing an organizational culture of shared accountability for Laboratory performance.

Coalition Building

  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.


Advanced degree in a technical discipline required with a minimum of twenty years’ experience in related fields.  

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience interacting with Department of Defense, Department of Energy science and energy programs, Intelligence Community, and other national security sponsors.
  • Successful record of working with local and state government leaders in communicating complex institutional messages.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with Laboratory management and a broad knowledge of all Laboratory operations and activities.
  • Current DOE “Q” Clearance

Notes to Applicants: Candidates are encouraged to apply before December 4, 2023

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71485486
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Position Title: Deputy Laboratory Director for Science, Technology and Engineering Science, Technology & Engineering
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Job Function: Executive
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Doctorate
  • Min Experience: More than 15 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%
  • Salary: $367,200.00 - $734,200.00 (Yearly Salary)

Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of the world’s most innovative multidisciplinary research institutions. We’re engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security to ensure the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile. Our workforce specializes in a wide range of progressive science, technology, and engineering across many exciting fields, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology. Join us and be part of something extraordinary.

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