Advanced Radiography Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
August 26 2021
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We are seeking an experienced Advanced Radiography Scientist 3/4 to join our M-3 Focused Experiments Group to provide technical leadership for low-energy flash x-ray radiographic diagnostics used in high-profile and impactful focused explosives experiments, including for the Science Campaigns, hydrodynamic and DSW (Directed Stockpile Work) programs as well as a variety of others. 

Level 3 Responsibilities:

  • Lead research areas and activities in support of developing advancements in low-energy radiographic capability for use at explosives firing sites
  • Seek and secure scope and funding for team projects
  • Collaborate to develop and grow programs and diagnostic development of advanced radiographic techniques
  • Supervise technicians, technologists, and/or postdocs in both field and computational environments

Level 4 Responsibilities:

In addition to the above, the Scientist 4 is expected to translate national needs into technological objectives and serve as a technical expert in the use of radiography as a diagnostic tool

Level 3 Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation
  • Experience in leading the research, design, testing, analysis, verification and validation of cross-disciplinary or highly or narrowly specialized, novel scientific and technological solutions in support of R&D initiatives
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills and ability to lead of small teams
  • Demonstrated record of successful proposal writing, as evidenced by a history of internal or external research funding and demonstrated success in managing research programs and budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative concepts, theories and techniques to address specialized problems related to weapons or national security programs
  • Demonstrated record of communication of technical results, including publications, presentations, reports, technical products, etc.
  • Must be able to obtain a Q clearance (candidate must be a U. S. citizen)

Additional Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 12 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
  • Record of successful teamwork and consensus building demonstrated by working across organizational and program boundaries
  • Experience in participation in professional societies, complex interactions, special assignments or external collaborations
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and growing programs, including success at project development, advocacy, resource allocation, execution and successful customer relations

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a STEM field from an accredited college or university
  • Knowledge of the DOE nuclear weapons program structure and LANL’s financial management systems
  • Experience in pulsed power electrical work or x-ray detector technology
  • Experience working with US government-funding agencies and federal program managers
  • Able to raise funding to support oneself and able to build a portfolio to fund others

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