Los Alamos National Laboratory Post Bachelors ST in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Sigma Division focuses on materials science and engineering, emphasizing metallurgical processes and research in support of the experimental testing program at Los Alamos. The Division is a service oriented capability that supports a broad customer base, both internal and external to LANL, with high quality one of a kind prototype components. The work ranges from unclassified to TS/SCI level security and covers all materials from hydrogen to uranium on the periodic chart.

As a post-bachelors research assistant you will be an integral member of a team tackling a variety of metallurgical processing challenges. You will work with a mentor and will be responsible for your own independent research. You will be expected to develop techniques to effectively deploy process modeling in a variety of situations and will collaborate with other researchers to validate your simulations through focused experiments. Immediate needs are for candidates with foundry or solidification science experience that can assist in the implementation of new casting technologies. Other opportunities exist within the Division for motivated candidates.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Materials Engineering or related field within the last 3 years from an accredited university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Technical writing skills, such as writing research summaries.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment.

  • Completed coursework or research experience in one of the disciplines outlined above

Desired Skills:

  • Self-motivated and independent researcher who has demonstrated experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Experience using finite element simulation (i.e. Abaqus, Flow3D, Elmer, etc.) packages to understand metallurgical processing.

  • Experience with computer codes such as R, C++, Python, or Matlab.

  • Drafting experience and familiarity with engineering drawings, dimensioning, and tolerance.

  • Hands on physical research experience, especially in the areas of casting, welding, or mechanical deformation of materials

Education:Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Materials Engineering or related field.

Notes to Applicants:

When submitting your application electronically to this vacancy, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter summarizing your skills, research areas of interest, and desire to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • A curriculum vitae or résumé that contains the following information: education, major, GPA, relevant work experience, relevant technical skills

  • A list of professional references

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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.

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 toapplyhelp@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.

Sigma Division is looking for candidates interested in experimentally-informed modeling of metallurgical processing to support prototype manufacturing and technology maturation programs. Positions are available coupling process simulations to several experimental areas, including: manufacturing (casting, deformation, welding, machining), solidification science, fluid dynamics, surface science, and corrosion. A successful candidate will have an interest in contributing to multi-scale modeling supporting a broad customer base, both internal and external to LANL, to advance process development for one-of-a-kind prototype components.

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Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: Sigma-DO/Sigma Division Office

Job Title: Post Bachelors ST

Appointment Type: UGS

Req ID: IRC61130