Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineering Institute Post-Master's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Engineering Institute at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding candidate for a Post-Masters research position to work on developing secure cyber-physical systems. The Engineering Institute carries out a multi-disciplinary portfolio of research involving the use of cyber-physical systems including the development of augmented reality for smart nuclear infrastructure, structural health monitoring systems, measurement of structural dynamics using imagers, wireless sensor networks, embedded systems, cyber-physical security, manufacturing, and multi-modal sensing systems for nuclear safeguards.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Develop secure augmented reality systems for smart nuclear infrastructure. We will be developing augmented reality system to ensure the accurate accounting of nuclear material and this system must be designed to be robust against both inadvertent human error, as well as attacks by adversaries.

  • Participate in the development and field deployment of complete cyber-physical hardware/software systems.

  • Analyze the security of cyber-physical systems.

  • Participate in stress testing of cyber-physical systems to ensure their security.

  • Design secure wireless sensor networks and associated sensors to enable smart nuclear infrastructure.

  • Participate in instrumenting, and analyzing data collected from cyber-physical systems.

  • Document work in both written and presentation form for members of the technical community.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Completion of a Master’s Degree in in Cyber Security or Computer Science within the last 3 years from an accredited university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.

  • Experience with Unity, Holotoolkit, and the development of augmented reality applications.

  • Knowledge of blockchain technology and how it can be applied.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and strong research background relevant to one or more of the above programs and focus areas.

  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in scientific computing and one or more programming languages (especially Python, C#, C/C++, or Matlab).

  • The ability and desire to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance which normally requires U.S. Citizenship.

Notes to Applicants:

  • For consideration submit your application electronically to this vacancy and include: 1) a cover letter summarizing your skills, research areas of interest, and desire to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and 2) a curriculum vitae or resume that contains the following information: education, major, GPA, relevant work experience, relevant technical skill.

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.

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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.

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Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Lynn, Barbara Ann

Organization Name: NSEC/Engineering Institute

Email: bal@lanl.gov

Job Title: Engineering Institute Post-Master's Student

Appointment Type: GRA

Req ID: IRC64538