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Post Masters ST - Military Veterans

at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Job Title Post Masters ST
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name EES-16/ Energy and Natural Resources Security
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What You Will Do The Energy and Natural Resources Security Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory has an open Post Masters Student position related to numerical modeling and data analysis for computational hydrology . The Energy and Natural Resources Security Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is a young, diverse, multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers working at the forefront of energy and national security related problems, such as multiphase flow through fractured rocks, reactive transport problems, and water quality and availability. The Post MS Student will provide technical, operational and project management support for multiple hydrology-related research projects. Tasks will include code maintenance, testing and development; development and support of tools for model setup including mesh generation; performing numerical simulations, data analyses and data management; and assisting with technical reports. The student will be part of the team that develops dfnWorks (R&D 100 winner), ATS-AMANZI (R&D 100 winner), and LaGriT (one of the most advanced meshing software suites in the world).
Los Alamos National Laboratory solves problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns, and enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience in both compiled (Fortran, C, etc.) and interpreted programming languages (Python, R, etc.)
  • Strong technical communication skills, as demonstrated by technical presentations, reports, thesis, and/or scientific publications
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively and independently in collaboration with large interdisciplinary and diverse research teams

Education/Experience : A Master's degree in a STEM field that have been completed within the past 3 years, and have not yet been accepted into another master's program or PhD program.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with version control software (e.g., git), and source code repositories on github or gitlab
  • Experience building scientific research software (e.g., with compilers and modern cmake build systems)
  • Experience with developing and supporting websites using tools such as Jekyll or Gatsby
  • Experience with GIS tools and data formats
  • Experience with mesh generation algorithms and implementations
  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship

Location : This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

Note to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an online application including your CV and a cover letter that outlines your background and expertise related to this position and its requirements. Applicants are not expected to meet all desired qualifications; we encourage anyone who meets the minimum requirements to apply. Please contact Jolante van Wijk ( if you have any questions about the position or research opportunities.

Where You Will Work
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Division is the intellectual home of Earth, atmosphere, hydrology, and energy disciplines at the Laboratory. Fundamental discovery science and mission-focused applications unravel poorly understood processes and support decisions of national importance.

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paidchildbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances.See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Instructions on How to Activate/Create a LANL Jobs Account:

Follow the instructions below if you have ever had an employee Z number, been a contractor, or received Los Alamos Lab insurance coverage to activate your account:

  • Select the Click Here button if you have been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage.
  • Please enter only your first and last name and current email address (an email with your validation code will be sent to you) to activate the account currently in our system.
  • Enter your validation code as described in the email you receive and complete the 3-page registration form. Your account is now active, and you can apply for jobs or save to your basket. Important: Enter the validation code within 15 days to activate your account or your account will be deactivated.

Follow the instructions below if you if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to create an account:
  • Select the Register button if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to Create an Account.
  • From here, you will establish an account with username and password.

How to Apply: Login to Your Account to Complete the Application Process
  • Click the Vacancy Name number (in blue) to view any job's details.
  • Click Apply or Add to Basket to apply later. Tip: To apply for a job or save your basket, you must have a LANL jobs account.

If you experience any technical issues, please email for assistance.

Employment Status Full Time
Appointment Type GRA

Los Alamos, NM

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Continue the Mission with Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s most innovative multidisciplinary research institutions. We focus on strategic science initiatives to uphold national security and ensure the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile along with other defense and research-oriented programs.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a natural fit and next career for veterans and transitioning personnel from all branches of the military. You don’t need to be a scientist or engineer to work with us; we offer a vast array of career opportunities and need veterans’ unique and technical skillsets as we continue to grow. Hands-on and continuing education will equip you for your next mission.


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