Deputy Program Manager - Chemical and Biological Technologies for Defense Programs

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Project Management
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AP-Physical Sciences
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88110 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab has a new opportunity for a Deputy Program Manager for Chemical and Biological Technologies for Defense programs in the Office of National and Homeland Security. In this position, the Deputy will use their knowledge of Chemical and Biological Technologies for Defense programs to develop and maintain a strong and sustainable portfolio of projects at Berkeley Lab, by promoting and helping to develop/tailor capabilities across all relevant Divisions and Scientific Areas. The Deputy will lead strategic activities to develop new programs and strengthen relationships with Defense Threat Reduction Agency Chemical and Biological Technologies and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (DTRA, CB, and CX) as well as develop more extensive ties into related Department of Defense agencies, Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community, and other relevant federal agencies. This position reports to the LBNL National and Homeland Security Program Manager.


As an unclassified Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory, Berkeley Lab’s focus is on basic research and partnering with other institutions as the research transitions toward being more applied. Thus, the position will also require relationship building with other DOE laboratories, Department of Defense labs and facilities, and industry to ensure that technologies have a transition path to use in the field.


What You Will Do:

  • Serve as Berkeley Lab’s point of contact to Defense Threat Reduction Agency Chemical and Biological Technologies and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, as well as other Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and intelligence community agencies sponsoring Chemical and Biological Defense research and development. 

  • Plan and execute strategic activities to maintain and expand the portfolio of Chemical and Biological Technologies for Defense funded projects, including workshop planning and facilitation, strategic meetings, and development of strategic plans, white papers, and quad charts.

  • Identify multi-disciplinary opportunities within Berkeley Lab to address Chemical and Biological Technologies for Defense mission needs. Build and nurture collaborative opportunities with other national labs, Department of Defense labs and facilities, University of California system, other relevant universities, and relevant industry organizations.

  • Enable and help develop a diverse and inclusive group of Principal Investigators working within this Chemical and Biological Technologies for Defense portfolio of projects.

  • Link Chemical and Biological Technologies for Defense program development and execution to Berkeley Lab initiatives and other significant Lab investments. Coordinate with larger National and Homeland Security portfolio to identify additional synergies.

  • Represent Berkeley Lab at national and international strategic events, workshops, and conferences, as well as federal program reviews.


What is Required: 

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, virology, bioengineering, genetics, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 8 years of training/work experience in the field, including program planning, scheduling and budgeting.

  • Extensive experience working with federal agencies that fund Chemical and Biological Technologies for Defense R&D topics, including knowledge of agencies’ missions, R&D scope, current challenges, and unique requirements of working for those agencies.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and relationship management skills. 

  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain an existing security clearance.

  • Experience using Salesforce CRM desired.


Notes:

  • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position will require DOE Q-level access authorization (security clearance) that involves an extensive background investigation, application, and random drug testing, and strict adherence to federal laws pertaining to such an authorization. The clearance process may take up to a year or longer to complete. If for any reason you are not able to obtain Q-level security clearance, your employment is subject to termination.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.


Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."


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