Undergraduate Science/Engineering Research Intern | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Undergraduate Science/Engineering Research Intern

What You Will Do

P-2 Applied and Fundamental physics group is seeking undergraduate students to join the ADReSS team.The Student will be a member of the ADReSS collaboration, a project founded to support the TA-55 Waste characterization and shipping program. In this project, we are looking for creative solutions to difficult and unique problems that revolve around nuclear waste. The student will work independently when applicable but with daily input and supervision from the mentor. Initially meeting to convey the will need to fully understand the goals of the project and have a clear understanding of expectations, culture, and deadlines in the group and team.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The following skills are required for the job:

Programming experience: such as C++, python, Matlab, basic office software knowledge (Word, Excel, E-mail).

Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Latex, E-mail.

Design Experience: with programs like SolidWorks (preferred) AutoCad.

Communication: excellent communication skills, brainstorming and writing skills are essential, as is working effectively as part of a team.

Desire to Learn: The desire to continually learn new things, as well as being open to working on a variety of topics

Creativity: The ability to think outside the box is crucial for the success of the program.

Education/Experience: Position requires enrollment in an undergraduate program for science or engineering with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:

Manufacturing experience: Machining experience such as lathe and mill operations, welding and soldering.

Teaching ability: Ability to teach other students.

Project involvement: Having been involve in a hands-on project in the past.

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:

Please submit 1) a cover letter addressing how you meet all of the required skills when applying for the position, 2) a copy of current transcripts, 3) a current CV, and 4) names of at least 3 references. A current C.V. should include the following information: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, name of advisor(s); Work experience; IF APPLICABLE: Invited presentations; Grants; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; Talks and Poster Presentations; contact information for at least 3 referees.

Only complete applications with a cover letter, transcripts, and CV will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant.
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. 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 (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details

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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.

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