Health Physicist Student Intern

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Students & Faculty
Organization: ESH and Quality
Posting Requirement: External Posting
Job ID: 100955
Job Code: Under Grad Physical & Life Sci (706.1) / Grad Student Phys & Life Sci (706.2) / Recent Grad Intern (712.0)
Date Posted: March 24 2016

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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 multiple openings for health physics summer interns in the Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Team 2 and the Radiation Protection Functional Area within the ES&H Directorate. You will interact with all levels of personnel at the Laboratory including managers, experimenters, technicians, and other personnel that may be outside the ES&H Directorate.  You will be mentored by staff members to complete a project, or series of projects, that combine hands-on experience with technical knowledge. 

Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate non-exempt Level:
- Will assist the NIF Rad Ops Group in the development of procedures and protocols for implementing an alternative Technical Basis Document (TBD) for managing potentially activated materials.
- Project may also focus on expanding the TBD or other areas of the NIF facility which would require additional analysis of existing modelling data.
- Gather and analyze data or information in support of technical projects.
- May present work through presensations and/or posters sessions.
At the Graduate exempt Level:
- Student will perform technical assignments of a basic degree and complexity and provide advanced technical support to the Spectroscopy Lab/Whole Body Counting Group.
- Will work with technical and scientific personnel on a project involving a single sphere neutron spectrometer and development of a neutron spectrum deconvolution routine for the sphere. 
  At the Undergraduate non-exempt Level:
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, health physics, nuclear engineering, or closely related technical field.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Proficient with standard Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
At the Graduate exempt Level:
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree (or a recent graduate) in health physics, nuclear engineering, or closely related field.
- Experience applying Monte Carlo modeling.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in subject matter associated with radiation safety or radiological transport/modeling.

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.


Note:   This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment.  This assignment is for a full time position during the summer academic break; 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. 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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