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Los Alamos National Laboratory Undergrad Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC75731


Job Title Undergrad Student

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name MST-16/Material Science & Technology-Nuclear Materials Science

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

What You Will Do

The Research Technician Undergraduate Student (UGS) Program offers paid summer andyear-round internships for undergraduate students in a variety of Engineeringor Science fields. The program provides mentoring, hands-on technicalexperience, and professional development opportunities through a formalizedwork plan complementing the student’s chosen area of study. Examples of work opportunities as an MST-16UGS Research Technician include:

  • Understanding andoperating a variety of equipment used for materials science andcharacterization

  • Gaining knowledgeand experience in preparing and characterizing various types of materials

  • Mentorship withexperienced materials scientists and technicians in performing materialsscience and characterization.

  • Applying basic skills and engineeringconcepts to real problems found within a nuclear facility

  • Gaining valuable experience usingstate-of-the-art software for aiding in engineering design and troubleshooting

  • Familiarization with the variousmethods and procedures used that are necessary for work within a nuclearfacility

  • Mentorship with more experiencedengineers to gain unique insight into supporting nuclear material science

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s Degree program in any Engineering or Science discipline.

  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours (or full-time equivalent). Entering freshmen must provide documentation indicating matriculation into a suitable undergraduate degree program.

  • Must currently have and maintain acumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

Desired Skills:

Student selected for UGS internships in Engineering/Science are most competitive when they possess some of thefollowing knowledge and skills:

  • Computer programming in support of engineering design (e.g., solid works), data acquisition, analysis or machine learning;

  • Fabrication and/or testing techniques currently used within a specific engineering/science field(s);

  • Laboratory or shop experience demonstrating an attention to detail and commitment to safety;

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) well in a professional scientific Context

  • Experience working with general mechanical tools

Notes to Applicants: Candidates must submit a transcript, cover letter, and resume along with their application.

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.

U.S. Citizenship: Many Laboratory positions will require or eventually require a security clearance, which typically requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain, except in extremely limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for 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 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 Nuclear Material Science Group (MST-16)provides multidisciplinary expertise in actinide materials science using acomprehensive suite of destructive and nondestructive analytical techniqueswithin a category I nuclear facility and other radiological facilities. Theseactivities include the characterization of new and ages pit constructionmaterials, the development of technologies for advanced actinide materialsanalysis and synthesis, and actinide materials science investigations.Technical work is primarily preformed in PF-4, however, MST-16 supports andperforms experiments at numerous other LANL and off-site experimentalfacilities

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Appointment Type UGS


Contact Details

Contact Name Klein, Mandy Marie

Email mmoore@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-665-6405

Req ID: IRC75731