Los Alamos National Laboratory Ergonomics Post-Bachelor's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The position will provide office ergonomics services to employees within Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and has the potential to expand into learning non-office ergonomics scenarios as well. The position provides support to deployed evaluators and will serve its own direct customers through face-to-face evaluations.

Reporting to the EHAWT Team Leader, this position will be responsible for: performing professional office ergonomic evaluations for customers so they promptly receive recommendations and equipment; supporting core ergonomics programs used by deployed ergonomic evaluators; providing educational services to LANL employees such as staffing health fairs and providing ergonomics-related presentations to employees; assisting with special projects for core LANL projects as needed. There is the opportunity to work with non-office evaluations depending on the selected candidate’s interest but the position will focus primarily on office scenarios.

This position is required to promote safety, security, and quality in all operations; promote teamwork within and across the Laboratory, and promote a positive work environment while delivering exceptional customer service.


  • Perform Office Ergonomics evaluations including evaluation, delivering/picking up loaner equipment, equipment fittings and follow up to ensure employee comfort, productivity and satisfaction

  • Staff the Office Ergonomics Demonstration Room, weekly

  • Maintain evaluation records via an online ticketing database

  • Staffing Health Fairs to showcase LANL’s available office and non-office ergonomics resources

  • Providing educational presentations and training related to ergonomics practices

  • Manage an At Risk Furniture program’s furniture authorization, arrangements for delivery, and restocking processes.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Prior experience in ergonomics, physical therapy, kinesiology, occupational therapy, industrial engineering, sports science or related fields

  • Experience managing small projects/programs were one or more team members must coordinate skills to deliver a product or service to a customer

  • Skill in the preparation and presentation of ergonomics or health related scientific research and its practical application to a diverse audience

  • Knowledge of and experience with patient advocacy and occupational health issues including protection of patient health information

  • Strong organizational skills across multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong customer service skills

Desired Skills:

  • Ergonomics certification such as those provided by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (AEP, CPE, CEA), Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist, Oxford Research Institute (CIE, CAE) or similar

  • Familiarity with and/or desire for knowledge of non-office ergonomics scenarios

Education:Bachelor’s degree in ergonomics, physical therapy, kinesiology, occupational therapy, industrial engineering, sports science or related fields from an accredited university. Degree must have been awarded within the past 3 years.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how their expertise represents the key requirements including the job requirements.

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.

The position will be housed within the Ergonomics, Health, and Wellness Team (EHAWT), part of Occupational Health, whose mission is focused on creating a safe and healthy workforce through injury prevention and health promotion services and programs. Both are contained within the Occupational Health and Safety Division, an Environment, Safety and Health (ADESH) Directorate multi-disciplinary and cross-functional organization with a focus on integrating health protection and health promotion services and programs for the Laboratory to enable mission success.

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Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: OSH-OH/Occupational Health

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: Ergonomics Post-Bachelor's Student

Appointment Type: UGS

Req ID: IRC65897