Los Alamos National Laboratory Physics Undergraduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Physics Undergraduate Student

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name MARIE-DIV/MaRIE Program Office

What You Will Do

MARIE-DIV is seeking an undergraduate physics student looking for a summer internship and/or internship during the academic year with an interest in accelerator physics, micro- and mesoscale materials, x-ray free electron lasers (XFELs), materials science, project management, or similar research. MARIE-DIV is working to complete the conceptual design of a facility to dynamically control matter and materials under extreme conditions. This requires research and interpretation of existing similar designs, organization of information created by other staff members, and developing new experimental concepts for a future facility. While working, the student will obtain knowledge of the applications of accelerator physics, learn the process of project completion, build a background in materials science, and gain team experience working with a diverse set of students and staff.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Coursework in two or more of the following science focus areas: o Electrodynamics o Thermodynamics o Mechanics o Materials science

  • Full-time enrollment in an accredited degree program with a 3.0 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA for undergrads.

Desired Skills:

  • Computer programming in support of scientific data acquisition or analysis

  • Experimental techniques currently used within your selected specific scientific field(s)

  • Laboratory experience demonstrating an attention to detail and commitment to safety

  • Good written and verbal communication in a professional scientific context; providing examples or references best

Notes to Applicants:

  • When applying, candidates must attach a résumé, cover letter, and their most recent transcripts

  • The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing

  • Contact cbarnes@lanl.gov for further information.

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 MARIE-DIV organization is leading the effort towards design and eventual construction of a world-class experimental facility for dynamic mesoscale materials science capability. The Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes (MaRIE) project is a major strategic effort at Los Alamos National Laboratory. You will be part of a growing team situated at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) working on the project.

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Appointment Type UGS


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Contact Details

Contact Name Wallin, Scott Michael

Email smwallin@lanl.gov

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Req ID: IRC71223