Process Modeling and Analysis Post-Master's Student

Updated: 7 months ago
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What You Will Do

This posting is under the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Engineering (ALDW).

The Process Modeling and Analysis Group (E-2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking Post-Master’s students for internship opportunities to partner with other LANL staff on a variety of national security programs requiring process modeling, systems/industrial engineering or operations research support, and decision analysis. E-2 is part of the Engineering Technology and Design Division (E), and we provide engineering support, process simulation modeling, systematic analysis, programmatic risk analysis, decision support, and integrated planning for a diverse portfolio of projects. You will apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills to a wide variety of problems including process improvement, decision support, and simulation modeling.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Knowledge – Knowledge and understanding of statistical concepts and application of STEM concepts to practical problems.

Communication – Effective written and oral skills (including the ability to interact with and solicit information from subject matter experts).

Analysis skills – Effective analysis skills including the ability to interpret data and present analysis results.

Education – Position requires a Master’s Degree in STEM field, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale within the last 3 years.

Desired Qualifications:

Operations research / Industrial engineering – Knowledge of operations research or industrial engineering principles (such as process improvement, decision support, process analysis, optimization, risk analysis, etc.).

Modeling and simulation – Familiarity with modeling and simulation concepts including the application of probability and statistics to process models. Knowledge and experience with simulation modeling tools is also desired.

Programming – Familiarity with computer programming languages and coding principles.

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

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory students working on-site and students coming on-site, as well as any students coming on-site for any reason; unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.

Note to Applicants:

In addition to a resume, each applicant must submit a cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum job requirements and any of the desired qualifications.

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.

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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

  • 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.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

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 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

or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Appointment Type



Vacancy Name: IRC91896
Organization Name E-2/Engineering Technology and Design - Process Modeling and Analysis
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC91896
Category: Student - Post Master

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