P-27 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM , US

Published Mon, 01/14/2019 - 2:05 PM

The LANSCE Weapons Physics Group (P-27) is a diverse group composed of approximately

35 scientists, engineers, technicians, postdocs and students (and roughly 350 visitors who

come to the Lujan Center and Weapons Neutron Research (WNR) facility each year to

perform experiments). It has an annual budget of approximately $16M working on both

basic and applied research for a variety of sponsors. These include NNSA Defense

Programs, Work for Others, Office of Science - Nuclear Physics, and Work for Others.

The P-27 Group Leader will provide management and technical leadership for the LANSCE

Weapons Physics Group (P-27) and its multiple scientific efforts at Los Alamos National

Laboratory. These include world-class leadership in low-energy nuclear physics, nuclear

fission, neutron capture, nuclear structure, neutron radiography, spallation physics, and

neutron irradiation. The Group Leader serves as the Director of the Lujan Center and is

responsible for the safe and secure operation of the Lujan Center and WNR, part of the

LANSCE national user facility, that are open to researchers from around the world. The

Lujan Center operates seven flight paths – three devoted to material science research,

three dedicated to nuclear physics, and one to neutron radiography. The WNR facility has

six flight paths devoted to nuclear physics, neutron irradiation, and neutron radiography.

The Group Leader oversees an annual call for proposals, the proposal review process, and

scheduling beam time at the flight paths. The Group Leader is responsible for all aspects of

Group operations including: effective program development and execution, sound fiscal

management, personnel recruiting, professional development, personnel supervision, and

ensuring that the Group operates safely, securely, and in an environmentally compliant


As a member of the Physics Division management team, the P-27 Group Leader reports to

the Physics Division Leader. The P-27 Group Leader will contribute to the integrated

management and technical leadership of the Division as a whole, working effectively and

collaboratively with other groups and program management both within and outside the

Division. The successful candidate will work with other Physics Division leaders to develop

a strategic plan and long-range goals for the Division and lead the Group's strategic and

tactical planning directed towards implementing and achieving them.













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