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).
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
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.
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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
Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R
Req ID: IRC72743