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Los Alamos National Laboratory Post Masters Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Bioscience Division conducts research and development in basic and applied biological sciences in support of the national security mission of Los Alamos National Laboratory. We are looking for a Technical Project Management (TPM) Student to join our multidisciplinary Division and grow our project management capabilities. The Bioscience Project Management Student will work directly with line management, technical project management, financial, and administrative staff to support Division level operations and projects.

In this role, the student will have the opportunity to learn project management fundamentals, establish technical requirements, define deliverables, form budgets and schedules, and assist project teams with end-to-end project management from initiation to timely completion. In addition, the student will have the opportunity to interact with B Division management and science leaders in the biological sciences.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to drive tasks to completion.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communica ti on skills evidenced by reports, presenta ti ons, public speaking, etc.

  • Demonstrated logis ti cal and problem‐solving skills, the ability to an ti cipate challenges or obstacles, and to tactfully resolve them with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work with diverse teams, and contribute to planning, tracking, and execution of project plans.

  • Excellent administrative, accounting, and organizational management practices.

  • Ability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, preferably full-time.

Education/Experience : Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline, administrative program, or equivalent obtained at the time of hire or within the past 3 years, but have not yet been accepted and enrolled into a graduate program.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a technical field (scientific laboratory work, computational work, construction, military experience, etc.).

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project) or other project management software.

  • Experience managing projects, technical or otherwise.

  • Training or certification in project management (CAPM, PMP, Agile, etc)

  • Proven ability to foster effec ti ve customer rela ti onships and interact effec ti vely with all levels of personnel, building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Note to Applicants:

In addition to applying online, candidates may email their CV and cover letter to Kenya Yniguez Vazquez ( kenyay@lanl.gov ). No candidate is expected to have all of the desired skills. Those who meet the education and minimum job requirements are encouraged to apply.

This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.

Where You Will Work

Teams within the Bioscience Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) perform research in a broad array of applications of biotechnology and life sciences, working to solve national bioenergy and biosecurity challenges—from naturally occurring or manmade threats—requiring an in-depth understanding of pathogens, plants, and human disease.

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)

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 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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 email applyhelp@lanl.gov for assistance.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Email jsutton@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC86081
Organization Name B-DO/Bioscience
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC86081
Category: Student - Post Master