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Los Alamos National Laboratory Post Bachelor's Student - Space Science and Applications in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

By providing satellite-borne gamma-ray, X-ray, and neutron detectors to the US government, ISR-1 supports monitoring of the atmosphere and near-Earth space for nuclear detonations. Similarly, our charged-particle detectors support measurement of the natural environment. We have an international reputation in the detection of nuclear phenomenology and in the data analysis, simulation and modeling of the natural environment. ISR-1 is engaged in a number of pioneering basic-science missions, greatly enhancing our research and contributing to our technological base. Our many postdocs and affiliates are key collaborators. These science programs cover several disciplines, including magnetospheric physics, planetary exploration, gamma-ray astrophysics, space situational awareness, and solar-terrestrial interactions.

ISR-1 is currently seeking Post Bac students in the following areas:

  • Magnetospheric and heliospheric research with a focus on data analysis and numerical modeling studies, space weather nowcasting, forecasting, and effects on space assets.

  • Development of advanced X-ray, gamma-ray, neutron, energetic particle, and plasma sensing instruments for applications in nuclear security, space environment science, high-energy astrophysics, and planetary sciences.

No prior experience in the above research areas is required.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics or engineering awarded in the past three years, but have not yet been accepted and enrolled in a graduate program.

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Some experience with C/C++, Python, MATLAB, data analysis, and experimental methods is a plus.

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Good interpersonal communication skills.

Note to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply on-line to be considered. Please submit resume, transcript, and cover letter describing research interests.

Additional Details

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 theStudent Programsweb page.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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.

The Space Science and Applications group (ISR-1) in the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) division leads a variety of civilian and defense-related programs sponsored by DOE, DOD, NASA, and other US agencies. In support of these missions, we develop sensors to detect nuclear emissions and measure natural and man-made radiations in space. ISR-1 capabilities extend from mission concept to design and calibration, data analysis, simulation and modeling. ISR division capabilities include engineering design and fabrication, spacecraft integration, ground system support and on-orbit operation.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Thomas, Kristin Sue
Email ksthomas@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC81402
Organization Name ISR-1/Space Science and Applications
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC81402
Category: Student - Post Bachelor