Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Post Bachelors Student

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
Job Title Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Post Bachelors Student
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name C-PCS/Physical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy
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What You Will Do

The Chemistry for Biomedical Applications team within the Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy group is seeking a well-rounded recent Post Bachelors student to join their team. The team works on the development of biosensors, medical radioisotopes, and world health threats.

The student will learn to present their research, and integrate findings with the rest of the team by regularly attending group and team meetings. The student will be responsible for reporting research results back to the team at weekly meetings and keeping official laboratory note books, and contribute to manuscripts and presentations as required. In addition, the student may attend seminars that interest them to expand their own knowledge and broaden their interests. The student will have the opportunity for networking and social events. 

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • General background in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemical/Biological Engineering or related fields.

  • Proven ability to produce quality work by applying attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated experience in gathering and interpreting technical data.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work productively on multiple tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Proven ability to manager time and see tasks to completion

Desired Skills:

  • Some laboratory/research experience in relevant field is desired

Education :

  • A B.S. in one of the following fields of study: Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Analytical Chemistry, or Biophysics (or related fields) within the past three years. B.S should have been completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.

  • Must not be accepted and enrolled in a graduate program (recently enrolled graduate students should explore employment opportunities within the Laboratory’s Graduate Program)

Notes to Applicants:  As part of the application process, please upload your transcripts, cover letter, and resume.

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.


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 regards 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 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.


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