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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Fuel Cell Post Bachelor's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will work as part of the Fuel Cell Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory on a variety of fuel cell related projects. The Fuel Cell Team develops novel materials and components for polymer electrolyte fuel cells and water electrolyzers in support of the Laboratory’s energy security missions. This is a 1-year position intended for students who want to develop research skills prior to applying to grad school, and who want to learn about career opportunities at LANL.

Job activities will include:

  • Perform research on fuel cell or electrolyzer projects

  • Perform electrochemical testing of fuel cells/electrolyzers

  • Fabricate electrodes for fuel cells and electrolyzers

  • Characterize electrodes

  • Document and present results

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Fluent in common software packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Experience with safe handling of hazardous chemicals

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Capability to work and communicate effectively within a team

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in a laboratory in a research and development environment

  • Ability to identify and locate problems with equipment and electronics

  • Experience with pressurized gas systems

  • Ability to conduct basic design of systems and mechanical components

Note to Applicants:

Please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills when applying for the position. A current C.V. with the minimum following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale; Work experience; Competitive honors; Relevant extracurricular activities; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; References. Transcripts are also required to be submitted. Only complete applications with a cover letter, C.V. and transcripts will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant. For additional technical inquiries, contact Rod Borup at borup@lanl.gov.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos/Onsite.

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)

The Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices group (MPA-11), conducts basic and applied research in areas related to applied energy programs and a variety of problems relevant to the weapons program. Our goal is to provide innovative and creative solutions needed to solve technical problems across the Laboratory’s missions, including energy security, stockpile stewardship, and global threat reduction.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

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.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

For general program information refer to theStudentProgramsweb 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 regard 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.

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Appointment Type

UGS

UGS

Vacancy Name: IRC84012
Organization Name MPA-11/Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC84012
Category: Student - Post Bachelor

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