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Los Alamos National Laboratory Atmospheric Measurements & Modeling Post-Master's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Earth and Environmental Science (EES) Division seeks a well-rounded recent graduate for a challenging Post-Master’s student research internship. The selected candidate will work closely with their mentor in the Atmospheric Climate and Ecosystem Science (ACES) team in Earth System Observations (EES-14) group on a focused project, publish their research, and develop their career. The project entails using state-of-the art instruments to monitor greenhouse gas (GHG) and aerosol abundances in the field and using creative atmospheric inverse modeling techniques to constrain their fluxes. Our project goals are to quantify methane fluxes from dairies and oil and gas exploration and assess wildfire aerosol emission impacts on climate and human health. Interdisciplinary collaborations with modelers in EES that harness machine learning methods to combine field observations of GHGs and aerosols and 3-Dimensional winds to predict emissions will be emphasized. The student will report progress weekly to the research team, participate in LANL student symposium, present results at national meetings, and publish peer review papers. Networking at LANL and with the external research community will be stressed to build an effective career development path forward.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate should have background, skills and experience in the following:

  • Atmospheric Science, Physics, Chemistry or Civil/Environmental Engineering

  • Measurements of GHG, aerosols and/or meteorology

  • Atmospheric transport models

  • Supervised machine learning techniques

  • Strong collaboration, communication and drive

  • Attention to details to deliver good science and perform safely and securely

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong interdisciplinary interests and drive to solve outstanding EES problems

  • Published thesis that demonstrates skill to perform high quality research

Education :

  • A M.S. Degree from an accredited program in physics, chemistry, engineering, atmospheric science or a related field completed within the past 3 years with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.

  • Must have completed master’s degree within the last 3 years, and have not yet been accepted into another master’s program or PhD program.

Note to Applicants:

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

  • Applicants must submit a cover letter (2 pages or less) that addresses the job requirements of the position.

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

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.

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.

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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 maternity 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)

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Contact Details
Contact Name Lopez, Alexine F C (Alexine)
Email alexinel@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC81497
Organization Name EES-14/Earth System Observations
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC81497
Category: Student - Post Master