Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences Post Master's Intern | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences Post Master's Intern

What You Will Do

CCS Division is seeking recent graduates looking for a challenging post graduate internship at the Post-Master's level. As a post graduate intern, you will be provided with a mentor, a challenging project, and an opportunity to present your work and progress to colleagues. The projects will vary depending on your skills and interests and the Laboratory's current needs.

Computer, Computational and Statistical Sciences (CCS) Division is a problem-solving organization that works in four principal LANL mission areas:

• Nuclear Weapons Program

• Threat Reduction and Department of Homeland Security programs

• Basic science and technology research programs

• Institutional Computing Program

You will work closely with one of four groups within CCS Division. Computational Physics and Methods conducts research in numerical methods and algorithms, physical model development, and software engineering. Information Sciences engages in a wide variety of basic and applied research activities that are directly applicable to core needs. Statistical Sciences provides statistical reasoning and rigor to multidisciplinary scientific investigations and the development, application, and communication of cutting-edge statistical sciences research. Applied Computer Science is to be the vanguard for scientific simulations at extreme scale through the co-design of applications, algorithms, and architectures.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate should have the knowledge and experience in an area that is in the technical scope of CCS Division.

o Computational earth science

o Numerical analysis

o Plasma physics

o Astrophysics

o Computational physics

o Computational material science

o Computational radiation or particle transport

o Machine Learning

o Statistics

o Computer Science

Education/Experience: M.S. Degree from an accredited program in engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, or related field completed within the past 3 years with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Desired Qualifications:

• Strong leadership skills

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory students working on-site and students coming on-site, as well as any students coming on-site for any reason; unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.

Note to Applicants:

• A resume and current transcript, showing the above requirements, is required.

• Applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter (2 pages or less) that addresses the job requirements of the position, if applicable the desired skills, and education eligibility.

• Your letter or resume should provide contact information for 2-4 references who are familiar with your capabilities as related to this job.
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.
Additional Details

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