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Physics Division Student Intern - Graduate and Recent Graduate

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 106844
Job Code: Grad Student R&D/Technical (705.2)
Date Posted: June 16 2020

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We have multiple openings for continuing graduate students and recent graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree within one year to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. You will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of: Optical Imaging; Astrophysics and Planatary Science; Atomic and Particle Physics, and Accelerator Science; Applied Physics; High Energy Density Physics; and Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy.  This position may involve hands-on work in a laboatory, computation or data analysis.

Essential Duties
- Students will work with scientist and physicist by performing laboratory or computational research.
- Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
- 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.
- Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
- Perform other duties as needed.

- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or a recent graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree within one year. (e.g., physics, engineering, computer science or a related field)
- Demonstrated academic achievement in the physical sciences with experience applying basic and scientific principles to solve technical problems. (e.g., physics, engineering, computer science or a related field)
- Experience applying basic 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.
- Experience in operating PC and/or Macintosh computer to translate and report scientific data.

Desired Qualifications
- GPA of 3.0 or above.

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.)

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.