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Los Alamos National Laboratory Biological Sciences Undergraduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72743


Job Title Biological Sciences Undergraduate Student

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name B-11/ Bioscience-Bioenergy and Biome Sciences

What You Will Do

Do something that matters and make a real difference at one of the World’s most prestigious and innovative multidisciplinary research institutions.

The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Student (UGS) Program offers paid summer and year-round internships for undergraduate students in a variety of Biological Science projects. The program provides mentoring, hands-on technical experience, and professional development opportunities through a formalized work plan complementing the student’s chosen area of study.

Examples of LANL projects in Biological Science include, but are not limited to:

  • Studying the growth and optimizing cultivation conditions of cyanobacteria and eukaryotic algae

  • Methods development for characterization and quantification of biopolymer production in algae

  • Improving the biomass productivity of algae biofuel production strains

  • Identification of growth promoting bacteria for algae cultures

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor’sDegree program in any Biological Science discipline. Examples of BiologicalScience disciplines include: Biology,Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, and Biophysics

  • Must be enrolled inat least 12 semester credit hours (or full-time equivalent). Entering freshmenmust provide documentation indicating matriculation into an undergraduatedegree program.

Must currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a4.0 scale (or equivalent).

Desired Skills:

Students selectedfor UGS internships in Biological Sciences are most competitive when theypossess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Computer programming in support of scientific data acquisition or analysis

  • Experimental techniques currently used within your selected biological science subfield(s)

  • Laboratory experience demonstrating an attention to detail and commitment to safe work practices

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) well in a professional scientific context

  • Commitment to achieving results in a complex social and organizational setting

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns. TheBioscience Division conducts world class research on Biome and BioenergyScience, and Biosecurity and Public Health.

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Appointment Type UGS


Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

Contact Details

Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R

Email suzannef@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC72743