Los Alamos National Laboratory Archaeology Graduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking applicants for an archaeology graduate student to join its Cultural Resources program, which is part of the Laboratory’s diverse Environmental Protection and Compliance Division. The Cultural Resources Program manages 2,000 archaeological sites spanning 10,000 years of human activity across approximately 40 square miles of the Pajarito Plateau. This unique landscape is characterized by deep canyons and mesas and is directly adjacent to Bandelier National Monument. The archaeology graduate student will join a team of cultural resources specialists who support the Laboratory’s mission by ensuring compliance with federal and state cultural resources laws and regulations. In keeping with the spirit of the National Historic Preservation Act and with Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Graduate Research Assistant Program, this year-round internship will afford the archaeology graduate student opportunities to participate in field work, outreach activities, and compliance-related archaeological research. Tasks will include:
1.Field work, including archaeological survey, monitoring, and site recording
2.Report preparation, including writing, photographic documentation, data compilation, and geographic information systems (GIS) spatial mapping
3.Outreach activities that promote cultural resources awareness internal and external to the Laboratory
This position is physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Currently enrolled in an anthropology and/or archaeology graduate student program
Demonstrated excellence with interpersonal communication skills while working in team settings
Demonstrated excellence in writing skills
Experience conducting archeological fieldwork, including recording archaeological sites and/or conducting archaeological surveys
Advanced experience identifying archaeological materials such as ceramics, lithics, or faunal remains
Bachelor’s degree and currently enrolled in a graduate program in archaeology, anthropology, or a related field (Master’s or PhD program).
Experience working in cultural resources management, especially in New Mexico or the American Southwest, including preparing cultural resources reports, historic preservation documentation, and/or other documents written for professional or public use
Experience and/or interest in database management and development
Knowledge of statistical techniques, scientific methods, and/or data analysis
Knowledge or experience working with indigenous peoples, especially in relation to cultural resource management issues
Work Environment: Outdoors
Note to Applicants: Please include your resume, a cover letter explaining how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications, a writing sample, and transcripts.
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)
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Contact Name Gonzales, Christine J
Work Telephone 505-667-8695
Vacancy Name: IRC86493
Organization Name EPC-ES/Environmental Protection and Compliance - Environmental Stewardship
Req ID: IRC86493
Category: Student - Graduate