Machine Learning in Astrophysical Phenomena Post Bachelors Student

Updated: about 1 month ago

What You Will Do

The Eulerian Codes Group (XCP-2) is seeking recent graduates looking for a challenging post graduate internship at the post-baccalaureate level in machine learning and astrophysics. Selected candidates will be provided with a mentor, a challenging project, and an opportunity to present their work and progress to colleagues. The projects will vary depending on the skills and interests of the candidate and the Laboratory’s current needs.

XCP-2 is a software development and applications tools organization that works in four principal LANL mission areas:

  • Nuclear Weapons Program

  • Threat Reduction and Department of Homeland Security programs

  • Basic science and technology research programs

  • Institutional Computing Program

The successful candidate will work closely with XCP staff and Eulerian Applications Project (EAP) team members to conduct research in numerical methods and algorithms, physical model development, and software engineering. We contribute to a wide variety of basic and applied research activities that are directly applicable to core needs.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate should have the education or experience in one of the following areas relevant to XCP-2 and EAP:

  • Experience with physics-based Machine Learning

  • Proficient in one (or more) of: Python, Fortran, C, C+

  • Experience and interest in astrophysical research

  • Broad high level knowledge of stellar evolution and physical processes in stars and/or supernovae

  • Numerical analysis

  • Computational physics

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership and self-motivation skills

Education: BS/BA Degree from an accredited program in engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, or related field completed within the past 2 years with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Note to Applicants:

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

  • Applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses the job requirements of the position, if applicable the desired skills, and education eligibility.

  • 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 Chavez, Raymond Ceasar
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC80452
Organization Name XCP-2/ X Computational Physics-Eulerian Codes
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Req ID: IRC80452
Category: Student - Post Bachelor

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