About Us | Los Alamos National Laboratory
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About Us

Support our nation and build a great career.

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s mission is to solve national security challenges through excellence. We focus on integrating research and development solutions to achieve the maximum impact on strategic priorities. In addition, through our partnerships across government agencies, laboratories, universities, and industry, we deliver the best possible science and technology results for the nation.

As a senior laboratory in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex, we contribute toward DOE’s mission to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

We also perform work for the Department of Defense, intelligence community, and Department of Homeland Security, among others. As a result, our strategy reflects U.S. priorities related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security.

We Are a Good Neighbor.

We contribute to the quality of life in northern New Mexico through economic development, education excellence, and community partnerships. In addition to contributing to a robust economy by employing more than 14,000 people, we work with small businesses in Northern New Mexico and partner with various agencies to offer jobs and opportunities for students. Our employees also play a large role in giving back, including participating in our annual Giving Campaign and payroll deduction options. Some of the results of these efforts include:

  • Employees donated:
  • The Laboratory organized 17 blood drives with 658 donors giving 771 units of blood, enough to save 2517 lives.
  • 103 employees took part in 11 volunteer events organized by the Laboratory, helping nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity (Santa Fe), San Martin De Porres Soup Kitchen (Española), Khalsa Family Farms (Española), and Mesa-to-Mesa/New Mexico Ramp Project.
  • The Food Depot honored the Laboratory with its Corporate Lifetime Giving Award for 2022, in recognition of the long-standing generosity of employees and the further support of Laboratory operator Triad. In the 2022 Laboratory Food Drive employees donated $57,648 and 587 pounds of food, providing 233,527 meals to Northern New Mexicans. In addition, 51 employees took part in five volunteer events.
LANL employee takes part in a community event with a family
Herd of elk in Los Alamos, New Mexico

We Are Environmental Stewards.

We are committed to cleaning up contamination from the past, minimizing current operational impacts, and creating a clean future. Efforts include:

  • reducing water use, managing and restoring our lands, and using energy efficiently and sustainably;
  • ensuring human and environmental health by protecting the quality of our aquifers, sustaining air quality, working to eliminate contaminant releases, and striving to produce zero radioactive and hazardous waste; and
  • communicating with our stakeholders and local tribal governments to ensure that we minimize our environment impact as much as possible.

We are Employee Driven.

At Los Alamos National Laboratory, we are committed to protecting employee rights. We abide by all federal and state regulations regarding employee protections and advancing support for employees and their families. Details about those protections can be found on the following employment law posters:

Know Your Rights about Workplace Discrimination | The Family and Medical Leave Act | The Employee Polygraph Protection Act

Refer to the Benefits webpage for details about our employees benefits or our Inclusion and Diversity webpage to better understand our commitment to fostering a diverse workforce.