Machine Learning and Environmental Management Graduate Fellowship Program

What You Will Do

The Energy and Natural Resources Group (EES-16) in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking intellectually curious graduate fellows for openings to work on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change, and Environmental Remediation and Stewardship. The EM Graduate Fellowship Program (EMGFP), under the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management's Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program, is designed to provide science and engineering students and graduates from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) an opportunity for training and mentorship. This position offers the unique opportunity to shape the future of both energy sustainability and environmental stewardship. The successful candidate will join the Subsurface Flow and Transport team of EES-16 and collaborate with scientists in the group, other LANL groups, and external industrial and academic partners. You will be expected to publish results in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and present your work at conferences. The year-long, salaried fellowship will offer specialized training, leadership development, and professional networking, with the option to extend to a second year, depending on performance and funding availability.

What You Need

• Must be a U.S. Citizen

• Must have earned or be working towards a STEM degree

• Have been granted one or more degrees from a minority-serving institution

Education: Candidates must be pursuing or have obtained a Master's degree in a STEM discipline with a current cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduate cumulative GPA will be considered for applicants who have not officially started their graduate program.

Master's In Progress participants will be expected to prioritize the GFP work assignment and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. It is highly encouraged that Master's In Progress Fellows enroll in evening, virtual, and/or weekend courses while participating in the GFP.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience with or willingness to learn machine learning techniques

• Experience with or willingness to learn multiscale modeling of subsurface systems

• Experience in programming languages such as Python and Julia

• Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research

• Excellent written and communication skills

• Ability to work and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment

Work Environment:

The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM.

Note to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an online application. In addition to applying online, applicants need to email their CVs to Dr. Mohamed Mehana at No applicant is expected to have all the desired skills. Anyone who meets the minimum requirements is encouraged to apply.

Where You Will Work

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 childbirth and parental leave
  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
  • Flexible schedules and time off (PTO 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 the 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.
*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very 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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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