Nuclear Criticality Safety Post Bachelors Student

What You Will Do

The LANL NCS Program is seeking a highly qualified and motivated post-baccalaureate student to assist in the discipline of nuclear criticality safety. The program provides mentoring, hands-on field experience, technical skills development, and professional opportunities through a formalized work plan complementing the student's chosen area of study.

Examples of NCS experiences include, but are not limited to:

• Field experience such as facility-familiarization activities and witnessing nuclear operations.

• Learning the physics, engineering, and administrative fundamentals of the NCS discipline.

• Assisting in developing technical bases for safety arguments for real-world operations.

• Modelling of fissile-bearing systems in a variety of physical settings.

• Developing digital tools for the administrating of a safety program.

• Developing computational tools and techniques.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • BS Degree from an accredited program in nuclear engineering or related field completed within the last 3 years with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Not yet accepted and enrolled in a graduate program.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Laboratory experience demonstrating an attention to detail and commitment to safety.
  • Completed coursework or research experience in one of the disciplines stated above.
  • Completed coursework in introduction to nuclear criticality safety.
  • Commitment to achieving results in a complex social and organizational setting.
  • Computer programming in support of scientific or engineering analysis.
  • Demonstrated good communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience writing technical papers or proposals.

Work Environment:

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

Note to Applicants: When applying, please upload your resume, cover letter, and final transcripts showing proof of degree completion.
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 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.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*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.

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 Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

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.