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Job Information

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).

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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)

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.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

For general program information refer to theStudentProgramsweb 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.

Instructions on How to Activate/Create a LANL Jobs Account:

Follow the instructions below if you have ever had an employee Z number, been a contractor, or received Los Alamos Lab insurance coverage to activate your account:

  • Select the Click Here button if you have been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage .

  • Please enter only your first and last name and current email address (an email with your validation code will be sent to you) to activate the account currently in our system.

  • Enter your validation code as described in the email you receive and complete the 3-page registration form. Your account is now active and you can apply for jobs or save to your basket. Important : Enter the validation code within 15 days to activate your account or your account will be deactivated.

Follow the instructions below if you if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to create an account:

  • Select the Register button if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to Create an Account.

  • From here, you will establish an account with username and password.

How to Apply: Login to Your Account to Complete the Application Process

  • Click the Vacancy Name number (in blue) to view any job’s details.

  • Click Apply or Add to Basket to apply later. Tip : To apply for a job or save your basket, you must have a LANL jobs account.

If you experience any technical issues, please email applyhelp@lanl.gov for assistance.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Email jsutton@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC83857
Organization Name C-DO/Chemistry
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC83857
Category: Student - Post Bachelor