What You Will Do
We are seeking a Post-Baccalaureate (Post-Bac) student to join our team! The Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been designing, building, and operating highly innovative ground, air, and space-based measurement and detection systems for nearly 60 years. We solve some of the most challenging scientific and national security problems facing the world today. By providing satellite-borne gamma-ray, X-ray, and neutron detectors to the US government, ISR division supports monitoring of the atmosphere and near-Earth space for nuclear detonations. Our science programs cover several disciplines, including gamma-ray astrophysics, space situational awareness, planetary exploration, solar-terrestrial interactions, magnetospheric physics, and radio propagation in the ionosphere. This brings about vast scientific computing challenges, and we have a matching expertise in developing sophisticated computing architectures.
ISR-1 (Space Science and Applications Group) is currently seeking Post-Bac students in the following area(s):
- Simulations and data analysis for space-based gamma-ray astrophysics.
Students should have experience with independent research, equivalent to a year of work on an undergraduate thesis.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree awarded in the past three years, but have not yet been accepted and enrolled in a graduate program.
Some experience with Linux, C/C++, Python, data analysis, and experimental methods.
Successful experience working in an integrated team environment.
Good interpersonal communication skills.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's degree in Physics or Engineering (or closely related field) awarded within the past 3 years, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
Some experience with independent research.
One year of experience working on an undergraduate thesis.
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.
Where You Will WorkLocated 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.
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.
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Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC94392
Organization Name ISR-1/Space Science and Applications
Req ID: IRC94392
Category: Student - Post Bachelor
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