Los Alamos National Laboratory Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Space Electronics and Signal Processing group (ISR-4) in the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division(space.lanl.gov)designs, develops, and flies highly innovative electronic systems for space payloads that detect nuclear detonations and nonproliferation signatures around the world. Working closely with technicians, mechanical engineers, software engineers and space scientists, we have developed instrument electronic systems for many DOE and NASA missions including: detection payloads on GPS satellites, ChemCam on the Mars Curiosity Rover, NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn, Mars Odyssey mission to Mars and SuperCam and SHERLOC instruments on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover (Perseverance). We are currently developing the electronics for next generation nuclear detection and nonproliferation systems and many other systems. The Projects are executed through a close interaction between all disciplines of engineers, technicians, and scientists which fosters a highly creative and dynamic research and development environment. Projects within ISR division are developed from concept to operational support after launch or field deployment.
ISR-4 is seeking undergraduate electrical or computer engineering students looking for summer internships and/or internships during the academic year with interest in digital, RF or analog design, development, and deployment as well as radiation effects on electrical components. Space instrument systems designed, built, and deployed by ISR-4 have unique engineering challenges, including surviving the harsh environment of space, operating autonomously for years, and acquiring data from new types of detectors and measurement systems. You will work in a highly creative and dynamic research and development environment.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree (or recent graduate) in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar with an overall GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher o Preferred from an ABET accredited college or university
Coursework or advanced studies in one or more of the following electrical engineering focus areas: o Digital Design o Communications/Digital Signal Processing o RF/Microwave o Analog Design o Power Supply Design o Radiation effects on electrical components
Applicants must have the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship which typically requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain, except in extremely limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
Good oral, written and presentation communication skills
Experience working in a team environment
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Clearance: L or Q or Q/SCI (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
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Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Contact Name Thomas, Kristin Sue
Vacancy Name: IRC81989
Organization Name ISR -4/Intelligence and Space Research-Space Electronics and Signal Processing
Req ID: IRC81989
Category: Student - Undergraduate