National Ignition Facility (NIF) & Photon Science Student Intern

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Students & Faculty
Organization: NIF and Photon Science
Posting Requirement: External Posting
Job ID: 100444
Job Code: Under Grad CS/ENG/Spec Skills (705.1) / Grad Student CS/ENG/Spc Skills (705.2) / Recent Grad Intern (712.0)
Date Posted: October 15 2015

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NOTE:  This is a Temporary Student Intern for important information about LLNL appointments refer to the FAQs above. This assignment is for a full time position during the summer academic break or a year-round part time position during the academic year and full time during academic breaks. Refer to the Scholar Program website at https://scholars.llnl.gov/ for additional student employment information. 

 Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts.

NATURE AND SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT
The NIF and Photon Science Directorate offers continuing students (undergraduate and graduate) and recent grad within one year the opportunity to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. The Scholar Internship Program will provide undergraduate and graduate students research opportunities in a large array of fields such as lasers, laser-plasma physics, electro-optics, software development, and optical, x-ray and nuclear instrument development and testing.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
AT THE UNDERGRADUATE 705.1 LEVEL (NON-EXEMPT):
- Students will work alongside scientists doing work and research at onsite laser and nuclear facilities in the areas of advanced laser development, laser plasma interactions, hydrodynamics, material science, radiation physics and various advanced diagnostic systems.
- Under close supervision, will conduct research (experimental, theoretical or modeling) in assigned area.
- Communicate research results: document work, present and discuss findings.
- Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
IN ADDITION AT THE GRADUATE 705.2 and 712.0 LEVEL (EXEMPT):
- Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
- Performs 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.

QUALIFICATIONS
AT THE UNDERGRADUATE 705.1 LEVEL (NON-EXEMPT):
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in Physics or Engineering.
- Ability to apply basic Physics and Engineering 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 705.2 and 712.0 LEVEL (EXEMPT):
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or a recent graduate within one year.   
- Demonstrated academic achievement in the Physics or Engineering discipline.
- Experience applying basic Physics and Engineering principles to solve technical problems.

DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
- GPA of 3.3 or above.
- Prior experience in laboratory physics or electrical engineering experiments is strongly recommended for experimental assignments.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
 

Anticipated Clearance Level:  None.

 

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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