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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Manager-Analysis & Health Security in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art concepts to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?

You will work in an innovative multidisciplinary team environment to support the Global Chemical & Biological Security (GCBS) group (Org 6820). GCBS comprises three departments. You will also work with the managers for the other two departments and the senior manager for GCBS to develop the group and meet critical mission needs for GCBS’ federal partners. Your responsibilities will include integrating the department's capabilities into GCBS and with other capabilities and groups in the Laboratories as appropriate. You will be responsible for managing specific GCBS customer relationships. You will lead, advise, and mentor a diverse technical staff with varying amounts of experience in chemical/biological security.


  • You have an advanced degree (Masters or Phd) in a field applicable to the work of this group, preferably in the physical/life sciences and/or engineering (related disciplines include Biology, Chemistry, Physical or Life Sciences)
  • You have 8 or more years related technical experience
  • You possess demonstrated managerial skills: development and execution of a strategic vision; mentor and lead an organization/team on goals and objectives; effectively lead people and guide multidisciplinary teams
  • Your background includes demonstrated programmatic skills: successful management and completion of multiple programs and projects; work in team environments; ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external customers, including the ability to build and manage effective working relationships

New Manager Leadership Curriculum needs to be completed within one year of the promotion or hire date. The New Manager’s Curriculum consists of Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (LDR100); Legal Briefing (LDR100B); and Managing within the Law (OM215).


  • PhD in field that is applicable to our work
  • Demonstrated history of establishing trusted partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to handle ambiguity and develop strategic plans
  • Ability to become a Sandia derivative classifier for this technical field
  • Line management experience, including recruiting, developing and leading a team with diverse education and experience, e.g., engineering, chemistry, microbiology, veterinary medicine, computer science, and political science
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in biological and/or chemical threat reduction programs
  • Programmatic experience working with GCBS's principal customers, the Department of State and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Demonstrated experience in fields related to our groups work (e.g. biological and chemical safety and security, risk management, human capacity building, health security, disease surveillance, and/or chemical and biological detection)
  • Experience working overseas, including in high and/or acute risk countries, and with developed and developing countries
  • Completion of the Pre-Management Curriculum is desired; the curriculum includes the following classes: Orientation to management (LDR010) and Skills for Emerging Leaders (LDR020)

Department Description:

We are multidisciplinary and focus on advancing international threat reduction goals by promoting safe, secure and responsible use of dangerous chemical/biological agents around the globe. We provide specific technical advice to the US Government on issues related to counter-chem/bio-terrorism, the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Biological Weapons Convention, and has projects in the following areas: security system analysis, design and implementation; agent risk prioritization; outbreak control and management; information control and management; training in the areas of biosafety, chemical safety, security, risk awareness, disease surveillance and diagnostics, and related topics; and global, regional, and country-specific analysis and assessments. Our projects involve both US interests as well as those of various foreign countries and international organizations.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

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Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.