Electrical Engineering Graduate Student

Updated: 3 months ago

What You Will Do

We are seeking Electrical Engineering Graduate students to join our versatile team!

The Space Electronics and Signal Processing group (ISR-4) in the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division ( space.lanl.gov ) is seeking a motivated and energetic electrical engineering graduate student. The Intelligence and Space Research Division, develops, and flies highly innovative electronic systems for space payloads that detect nuclear detonations and nonproliferation signatures around the world. Working closely with technicians, mechanical engineers, software engineers and space scientists, we have developed instrument electronic systems for many DOE and NASA missions including: detection payloads on GPS satellites, ChemCam on the Mars Curiosity Rover, NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn, Mars Odyssey mission to Mars and SuperCam and SHERLOC instruments on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover (Perseverance). We are currently developing the electronics for next generation nuclear detection and nonproliferation systems and many other systems. The Projects are executed through a close interaction between all disciplines of engineers, technicians, and scientists, which fosters a highly creative and dynamic research and development environment. Projects within ISR division are developed from concept to operational support after launch or field deployment.

ISR-4 is seeking electrical or computer engineering students looking for summer internships and/or internships during the academic year with interest in digital, RF or analog design, development, and deployment as well as radiation effects on electrical components. Space instrument systems designed, built, and deployed by ISR-4 have unique engineering challenges, including surviving the harsh environment of space, operating autonomously for years, and acquiring data from new types of detectors and measurement systems. You will work in a highly creative and dynamic research and development environment.

The position is located in Los Alamos, NM.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Communication & Teamwork: Good oral, written and presentation communication skills, experience working in a team environment

Current Enrollment: Enrolled in a graduate program and successfully complete a minimum of 6 graduate credit hours per semester (or the equivalent of full time enrollment).

Electrical Engineering Knowledge: Completed coursework or advanced studies in one or more of the following electrical engineering focus areas: Digital Design, Communications/Digital Signal Processing, RF/Microwave, Analog Design, Power Supply Design, Radiation effects on electrical components

Education/Experience : Currently pursuing a Masters’ of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar with a minimum GPA of 3.2 (out of 4.0) preferably from an ABET accredited college or university

Desired Qualifications:

  • Interest in digital, RF or analog design, development, and deployment as well as radiation effects on electrical components.

Note to Applicants: For consideration, please submit a current transcript, cover letter, and resume along with application.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

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)

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). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • 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.

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Appointment Type

GRA

GRA

Contact Details
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Email amberw@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC84894
Organization Name ISR-4/Intelligence & Space Research- Space Electronics and Signal Processing
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC84894
Category: Student - Graduate


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