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Los Alamos National Laboratory Graduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Join our world-class team! Now is your chance to make a difference in supporting our national security mission.The Eulerian Codes Group (XCP-2) is seeking graduate students seeking a challenging graduate research internship in areas of computational physics and radiative transfer. Youwill be responsible for implementing and verifying the correctness of an Eulerian hydrodynamics solver, discrete ordinates thermal radiative transfer solver, and performing coupled simulations with the two solvers to demonstrate the correctness of a new radiation hydrodynamics coupling scheme under the guidance and with the assistance of LANL staff members.

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 that include astrophysical and fusion science

  • Office of Experimental Science

You will work closely with XCP staff and Eulerian Applications Project (EAP) team members to conduct research in numerical methods and algorithms, physical model development, software engineering, and advanced computing optimization and modeling on some of the world’s fastest high performance computing platforms. 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 needs to be enrolled in a graduate school program should have the education or experience in one or more of the following areas relevant to XCP-2 and EAP:

Experience with LANL operations and research (e.g. former intern or workshop participant)

  • Experience with large scale radiation hydrodynamics simulations (e.g. xRAGE or FLASH)

  • Educational background in astrophysics, radiation transport, or shock hydrodynamics

  • Experience with C++, Fortran, or Python code development

  • Experience operating in and developing code for HPC

Desired Qualifications:

Strong leadership and self-motivation skills


  • Eligibility is limited to students who are admitted or active in a graduate program

  • Proof of registration required for continued eligibility

  • Students may conduct masters and doctoral thesis research at the Laboratory

  • Enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 6 graduate credit hours per semester (with the exception of those working on their thesis/dissertation). All students MUST remain enrolled at their university while working at the Lab during the academic year. Note : Students must provide the program coordinator with current, official transcripts annually to remain eligible. See the Annual Transcript Review section for additional information.

  • Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on 4.0 scale. Note : Students must provide the program coordinator with current, official transcripts annually to remain eligible.

  • Appointments are for a limited duration of 90 days to 1 year and may be extended. Students may work in a casual, part-time or full-time status.

  • Students may remain in the GRA program for up to 3 months after receiving their Ph.D.

  • Pass a 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.

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 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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 theStudent Programsweb 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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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Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Dieringer, Kimberley Ann
Email kdieringer@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC82804
Organization Name XCP-2/ X Computational Physics- Eulerian Codes
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC82804
Category: Student - Graduate