Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Intern

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 104385
Job Code: Recent Grad Intern Ex (712.0) / Under Grad Student (705.1) / Grad Student R&D/Technical (705.2)
Date Posted: October 24 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 openings for undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates (Bachelor's and Master's) to have the opportunity to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. You will be involved in research in one or more of the following areas: Chemical and Isotopic Signatures, Computational Nuclear Physics; Experimental Nuclear, Stockpile and Environmental Radiochemistry; Experimental Nuclear Physics; Forensic Science & Assessments; High Energy Accelerator Physics; Nuclear Security Physics; Nuclear Theory and Modeling; Rare Event Detection; and Safeguards, Non-Proliferation and Response. These positions are in the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division.

Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Students will work with scientists performing research in computational chemistry and physics, radiochemistry, nuclear and high energy accelerated physics, nuclear theory and modeling, nuclear forensics, 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.
- Perform  technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientist in scientific 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 physics, material sciences, computer science or a related field.
- Ability to apply basic scientific and physics 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 in physics, material sciences, computer science or a related field; or a recent graduate within one year who has not yet begun graduate studies in physics, material sciences, computer science or a related field.
- Knowledge of PC and/or Macintosh computers to translate and report scientific data.
- Experience applying basic physics, material sciences, computer science 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; a co-op position, full-time during the academic semester/quarter, or a year-round part-time position during the academic year and full time during academic breaks. Refer to the Scholar Program website at for additional student employment information. 

Salaries are based on student academic level. 

Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts.

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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