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Los Alamos National Laboratory MST-7 Graduate Student Internship in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come join the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security!

The Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Program is an educational program that provides students with relevant research experience while pursuing a graduate degree. Students are able to work with professionals in a variety of career fields while using state-of-the-art equipment, technology and instrumentation. We offer competitive compensation and value the contributions of all team members. Be a part of our very important national security mission by joining the Laboratory today!

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 6 credit hours (or equivalent) of course work the quarter before hire and enroll in and complete at least 6 credit hours per quarter while working as a graduate intern.

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 over the course of the program.

  • Ability to obtain a DOE “Q” security clearance, which usually requires US citizenship

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and uphold a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing

  • Ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems.

  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing, for a wide range of audiences.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with characterization and analytical techniques for polymers (such as DSC, TGA, DMA, FTIR, and NMR) and/or optical materials.

  • Strong computer skills including experience with database management and/or simulations

  • Familiarity with synthesis and processing techniques for polymeric and/or optical materials

Education : Completion of a Bachelor's Degree and acceptance into a Graduate Degree Program. Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 is required.

Note to Applicants: As part of the application process, please upload your transcripts, cover letter, and resume.

Additional Details

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.

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 theStudent Programsweb 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.

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 Engineered Materials Group (MST-7) provides multidisciplinary expertise in materials science ranging from polymers and foams to target fabrication and materials discovery. This expertise is focused on delivering technology solutions for national security missions. The group has great breadth and depth in many aspects of Polymer Science and Engineering, such as a strong coatings capability, including physical and chemical vapor deposition, a suite of polymer Additive Manufacturing instrumentation, and extensive Characterization and Forensics capabilities. In particular, MST-7 applies an extensive knowledge of chemistry, physics, materials science, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering to study matter under various environmental and extreme conditions relevant to our customers. MST-7 is involved in many research programs, such as inertial confinement fusion, nuclear weapons programs, including core and enhanced surveillance, directed stockpile and lifetime extension programs, global security, homeland defense, and civilian applications of materials technologies. MST-7 personnel include scientists, engineers, technologists, technicians and administrative support personnel, who team within the group and with other organizations to fulfill our various missions.

Instructions on How to Activate/Create a LANL Jobs Account:

Follow the instructions below if you have ever had an employee Z number, been a contractor, or received Los Alamos Lab insurance coverage to activate your account:

  • Select the Click Here button if you have been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage .

  • Please enter only your first and last name and current email address (an email with your validation code will be sent to you) to activate the account currently in our system.

  • Enter your validation code as described in the email you receive and complete the 3-page registration form. Your account is now active and you can apply for jobs or save to your basket. Important : Enter the validation code within 15 days to activate your account or your account will be deactivated.

Follow the instructions below if you if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to create an account:

  • Select the Register button if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to Create an Account.

  • From here, you will establish an account with username and password.

How to Apply: Login to Your Account to Complete the Application Process

  • Click the Vacancy Name number (in blue) to view any job’s details.

  • Click Apply or Add to Basket to apply later. Tip : To apply for a job or save your basket, you must have a LANL jobs account.

If you experience any technical issues, please emailapplyhelp@lanl.govfor assistance.

Appointment Type

GRA

GRA

Contact Details
Contact Name Masterson, Clinton Thomas (Clint)
Email ctmasterson@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-396-0294
Vacancy Name: IRC82056
Organization Name MST-7/Engineered Materials
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC82056
Category: Student - Graduate

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