Los Alamos National Laboratory Post Bachelor Chemistry/Chemical Sciences Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The successful candidate will work directly under mentorship of a staff member from one of the 5 Chemistry groups. The diverse and broad areas of current research interests include, but are not limited to:
Inorganic, organic, and actinide synthetic chemistry, catalysis, polymers, and nanomaterials
Analytical chemistry, measurement science, separations, spectroscopy, remote sensing, fieldable instrumentation, bio-analytical chemistry, science of signatures
Radiochemistry, actinide science, nuclear forensic, isotope production and separation
Materials chemistry and characterization, additive manufacturing, aging, corrosion and materials compatibility
Data analysis, chemometric, advanced data visualization, modeling, and data mining
The Post Bachelor’s category of the UGS Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in the UGS program after graduation. This category applies to those students who have been awarded a bachelor’s degree, but have not yet been accepted and enrolled in a graduate program. Post Bachelor students may remain in this category for up to two years. Academic year and/or summer internships are available. The intent of this program is for the student to prepare for graduate school acceptance by taking the necessary entrance exams and applying to graduate programs while gaining some research/work experience. We offer competitive compensation and value the contributions of all team members.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Fluent in common software packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Laboratory experience demonstrating an attention to detail and commitment to safe work practices
Demonstrated knowledge with the safe and proper handling of hazardous chemicals
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
Demonstrated experience with common laboratory apparatus and instrumentation
Experimental techniques currently used within your selected chemistry science subfield(s); e.g. Schlenk lines, inert atmosphere gloveboxes, vacuum and pressure systems, advanced analytical instrumentation, lasers, chemometric and advanced data analysis, etc.
Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) well in a professional scientific context; and
Commitment to achieving results in a complex social and organizational setting.
Note to Applicants:
When applying, candidate must attach a resume, cover letter, and their most recent transcripts.
Important : Applicants who fail to submit the three required application documents (resume, cover letter, and transcript) will not be considered for employment. Cover letters are most effective when they clearly indicate your research interests and highlight your most noteworthy achievements and accomplishments. Your cover letter should also explain how you have demonstrated the application of desired knowledge and skills in your previous academic and work experiences.
Where You Will Work
Chemistry Division serves the Laboratory's core national security mission areas of weapons science and threat reduction with innovative chemical science and technology. Our capabilities are also essential for the emerging mission areas of energy security, health and medical diagnostics, the environment, civilian-sector R&D, and industrial partnering. Chemistry Division is a highly interactive, well-funded basic and applied research organization with an annual budget of approximately $138 million and a staff of approximately 400, organized into 5 groups. It operates within a complex safety and security envelope across multiple sites in the Laboratory, including radiological and limited areas.
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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No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
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Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Vacancy Name: IRC83857
Organization Name C-DO/Chemistry
Req ID: IRC83857
Category: Student - Post Bachelor