Computational Chemistry and Materials Student Intern

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 104304
Job Code: Under Grad Student (705.1) / Grad Student R&D/Technical (705.2)
Date Posted: October 04 2018

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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 multiple openings for continuing students (undergraduate and graduate) pursuing a BS, MS or PhD in the Computational Chemistry and Materials Science Summer Institute to engage in practical research experience to further your educational goals. You will research projects in the development and application of methods in computational materials science, computational chemistry, and other related areas of computational science.
Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Student will work alongside Lab scientists performing computational simulation data analysis.
- Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
- Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
- Participate in weekly seminars given by experts in the field.
- Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition, at the Graduate Level (Exempt):
- Under limited direction and supervision will conduct computational simulations in assigned area.
- Perform technical assignments with a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientists in research and development projects.
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 chemistry, materials sciences, computational chemistry, or related field.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in materials science or related field.
- Ability to apply basic scientific principles to solve technical problems.
- Proficient verbal and written 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 Level (Exempt):
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in chemistry, materials science, geochemistry, environmental chemistry, or a related field.
- Experience applying basic scientific principles to solve technical problems and knowledge of PC and/or Macintosh computers to translate and report scientific data.
Desired Qualifications
- GPA of 3.3 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.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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. Refer to the Scholar Program website at for additional student employment information.

Resume submissions are due no later than January 15, 2019. Salaries are based on student academic level. Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts, two letters of reference, a general interest statement and thesis statement.

This program runs from June 3 through August 9, 2019.

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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