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Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineering Technology and Design Graduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72571


Job Title Engineering Technology and Design Graduate Student

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name E-1/Engineering Technology and Design

What You Will Do

The Engineering Technology and Design Group is seeking a resourceful graduate research intern for a hands-on project that will focus on assisting a small commercial business with deployment of and assessing a new on-site water treatment technology. This unique opportunity will allow the selected intern to participate as a member of a collaborative LANL/Company team performing the following: a) Review and verify installation of a water on-site treatment design case; b) Create a test the plan per the NSF 350 standard; c) Procure services of a testing company/agency; d) Oversee testing and ensure appropriate data is recorded, with a test report written; and E) Evaluate test results for possible design changes needed to system. Work will be conducted both in an office setting and in the field at the design case location. The intern will be involved in all aspects of the project and the duties will require the intern to provide regular status updates to other team members and meet agreed upon deliverables. An Engineering Graduate Student (civil, mechanical, hydrology, environmental) or Science Graduate Student (applied chemistry or physics, water science & management) is being sought for this position.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage their own time, be a self-starter, and be able to work independently as well as in a small team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to break down large complex problems into a series of smaller problems that can then be solved, and understand how to relate them all together.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Engineering Graduate Degree student (civil, mechanical, hydrology, environmental), or Science Graduate Degree student (applied chemistry or physics, water science & management).

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Able to lift and carry 5 to 10 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • Able to drive for off-site work related to testing.


  • Must currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours (or full-time equivalent) in an accredited degree program.

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.

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Appointment Type GRA


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Contact Details

Contact Name Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)

Email kgreathouse@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC72571