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Manager Research Scientist – 2

Requisition ID: R10106686

  • CategoryCategory: Research and Sciences
  • LocationLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Manager Research Scientist - 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, CA.

As the Research Laboratories’ Section Manager you will be leading and supporting the Research and Advanced Mission Solutions (RAMS) Center and will be reporting to the Advanced Mission Solutions Department manager.

In this role, the select candidate will be expected to:

  • Provide leadership and direction to staff research scientists to execute basic and applied research tasks

  • Manage employee performance (including engagement strategies for both higher and lower performers)

  • Act as the first point of contact for technical issues and make decisions to ensure the quality and schedule of programs

  • Participate in recruiting, hiring, and day to day support for research team

  • Provide inputs and make decisions on capital budget

  • Develop and implement new technologies in a rapid prototype development laboratory environment supporting various space, aircraft, and missile systems

  • Create and leverage strategic collaborations with partner organizations such as universities, consortia, industrial suppliers, and national labs

  • Collaborate with peers on major research thrusts and multidisciplinary projects, with the flexibility to take on diverse roles such as contributor, consulting expert, and principal investigator

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 years of experience in Materials Science, Chemistry, Applied Physics, or closely related field from an accredited university

  • Experience with foundational research and development

  • Experience leading or managing a team

  • Ability to obtain DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D plus 4 years of experience in Materials Science, Chemistry, Applied Physics, or closely related field from an accredited university

  • Experience as a research principal investigator in topics such as: nanotechnology for aerospace, multifunctional thin films/coatings, optics & photonics, or semiconductor materials & devices.

  • Experience as an R&D program manager and/or R&D proposal lead

  • Active in-scope DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance

Salary Range: $147,800 USD - $221,800 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.