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.
The Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) was established at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 1996 to bring together experts from the science, technology, and policy communities to address pressing national security challenges. For over 20 years, CGSR has engaged diverse perspectives on topics important to national security, deterrence, diplomacy, dual-use technology, arms control, nonproliferation, peacekeeping, cyber defense and energy security.
CGSR’s research objectives include:
Exploring the dynamics of potential 21st century strategic conflicts, (i.e., those with a potential nuclear aspect) and to formulate ideas about how to achieve U.S. deterrence and other objectives in such conflicts.
Exploring the sources and characteristics of strategic competition in the emerging security environment and to formulate organizing concepts to enhance the competitive position of the United States and its allies and partners over the long term.
Identify whether and how technically-based approaches can address new challenges to national and international security.
Catalyze broader national and international thinking about the requirements of effective deterrence, assurance, and strategic stability in a changed and changing security environment.
Assist in the development of new generations of experts motivated by a clear view of the changed and changing security environment.
We have openings for undergraduate students to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. As a CGSR Research Assistant, you may conduct research to support United States (US) policy and decision makers in developing strategies for national and international security. Relevant fields of research include nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, biological sciences, chemistry, cyber security, interactive data mining, political science, and international relations.
- Gather and analyze the data or information in support of ongoing research.Qualifications
- Communicate research project(s), document work, and have technical knowledge based on the level of education.
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Bio-engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Computer Science, Physical Science, Political Science, or International Relations.
- Ability to apply basic and scientific approaches to problem-solving (plan, analyze and execute).
- 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.
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.
However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)
Note: This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment. This assignment is full time during the summer academic break (anticipated June-September 2020). Refer to the Scholar Program website at https://scholars.llnl.gov/ for additional student employment information.
Salaries are based on student academic level.
Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts.
March 13, 2020 - closing date for this job posting
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 $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 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.