Nuclear Forensics Summer Internship

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 103114
Job Code: Grad Student R&D/Technical (705.2) / Under Grad Student (705.1) / Recent Grad Intern Ex (712.0)
Date Posted: November 29 2017

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have openings for undergraduate and graduate students, and Bachelors and Masters recent graduates (within one year).  You will have the opportunity to engage in practical research experience to further your educational goals. Opportunities include research projects in the disciplines of actinide and radiochemistry, isotopic analysis, radiation detection, and nuclear engineering in order to strengthen the pipeline for future scientific disciplines.

Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Students will work with engineers and scientists performing research in actinide and radiochemistry, isotopic analysis, radiation detection, and nuclear engineering or a related field.
- Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
- Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
- Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the Graduate and Recent Graduate Level (Exempt):
- Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
- Performs technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects.

Qualifications
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry, geology and geochemistry, nuclear engineering, chemical engineering or environmental or a related field.
- Ability to apply basic scientific principles to solve technical problems.
- Demonstrated effective communication skills.
- Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
- Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
In Addition at the Graduate and Recent Graduate Level (Exempt):
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree, or recent graduate within on year of degree.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in physics, chemistry, geology and geochemistry, nuclear engineering, chemical engineering or environmental or a related field.
- Experience applying basic applying basic scientific principles to solve technical problems.

Desired Qualifications
- GPA of 3.0 or above.
 

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
 

Security Clearance:  None required.

 

Note:   This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment. This assignment is for a full-time position during the summer academic break (June 18 - August 11, 2018).  Salaries are based on academic standing and compensation rates established by LLNL’s Human Resources department. Travel costs to and from LLNL are provided.  Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts  Refer to the Scholar Program website at https://scholars.llnl.gov/ for additional student employment information. 

Resume submissions are due no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

The LLNL Nuclear Forensics Summer Internship Program is managed by the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute (GTSI).  Details regarding the mission and research supported by GTSI can be found at https://seaborg.llnl.gov.

Please provide a statement of Research Interest along with your resume.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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