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Los Alamos National Laboratory Undergraduate Student in Astrophysics in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Theoretical Division is seeking strong undergraduate candidates who are interested in theoretical and computational astrophysics research. The selected candidate must currently have completed BS or BA programs in universities with good standing. The candidate will work with scientists in Theoretical Division on topics related to astrophysical transients. The candidate is expected to perform extensive numerical simulations using LANL's supercomputers, and investigate the physical processes associated with these systems. The candidate will also have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in the Theoretical Division and across the Laboratory. The Theoretical Division is an organization that has multiple disciplines on a large range of scientific topics and contribute to LANL missions significantly.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Education and experience in astrophysics.

Education/Experience :

In junior or senior year in undergraduate school from an accredited university in US with a program in engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, or related field, with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with computational methods.

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

Note to Applicants:

  • A resume and transcript, degree confirmation, showing the above requirements, is required.

  • Applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses the job requirements of the position, if applicable the desired skills, and education eligibility.

  • Your letter or resume should provide contact information for 2-4 references who are familiar with your capabilities as related to this job.

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 childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO 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 (https://directives.nnsa.doe.gov/supplemental-directive/sd-0206-0002) . 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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 (https://int.lanl.gov/policy/documents/P701.pdf) for applicant eligibility requirements.

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, 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.

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