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 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.
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
Ability to obtain a DOE “Q” security clearance, which usually requires US citizenship
Education/Experience : 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.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Vaccination Requirement : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory students working on-site and students coming on-site for any reason unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.
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.
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 P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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Contact Name Masterson, Clinton Thomas (Clint)
Work Telephone 505-396-0294
Vacancy Name: IRC90097
Organization Name MST-7/Engineered Materials
Req ID: IRC90097
Category: Student - Graduate