Internship and Postdoc Opportunities

Summer Internship in Nuclear Forensics and Radiochemistry

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The Seaborg Institute at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) offers a Nuclear Forensics Summer Internship Program for 8 weeks from June through August. This program offers graduate students the opportunity to work directly with leading LLNL researchers on projects in the areas of nuclear forensics, nuclear chemistry, and environmental radiochemistry. Students carry out directed research, attend weekly topical lectures, and interact with other students. The mission of the Seaborg Institute is to facilitate the training of the next generation of nuclear scientists.

Dates & Location: 2017: June 12 - August 4. LLNL is located in Livermore, CA - 40 miles east of San Francisco.

Requirements: The successful applicant must be a U.S. citizen and currently enrolled in a M.S. or PhD graduate program, or entering a program in the fall. Applicants are required to submit a CV/resume, a short statement of research interests, 1 letter of recommendation, as well as their graduate/undergraduate transcripts. Application materials should be submitted via the link below.

Financial support: LLNL offers a generous salary depending on year in school and reimbursement for travel to and from LLNL.

Application dates: Closes: February 28th, 2017. (Job ID: 101844) Apply here.

For more information please contact:
Camille Vandermeer (vandermeer1@llnl.gov)
Mavrik Zavarin (zavarin1@llnl.gov)

Visiting Graduate Students & Postdocs

The Seaborg Institute invites graduate students and faculty to come throughout the year to conduct research with staff scientists in the areas of environmental radiochemistry, nuclear forensics and heavy element research.

For more information please contact: Mavrik Zavarin (zavarin1@llnl.gov).

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Additional Opportunities

Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

The Seaborg Institute invites students from the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (http://nssc.berkeley.edu/) to inquire about unique opportunities available through this consortium.

Website: https://st.llnl.gov/partnerships/academia-and-gov/nssc

For more information please contact:
Camille Vandermeer (vandermeer1@llnl.gov)
Stephan Friedrich (friedrich1@llnl.gov)
Mavrik Zavarin (zavarin1@llnl.gov)

DOE Traineeship in Nuclear and Radiochemistry

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a partner in the DOE Traineeship in Nuclear and Radiochemistry led by Washington State University (WSU) and the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). WSU and CSM radiochemistry trainees are invited to come to LLNL through the Seaborg Institute to conduct hands-on research in the LLNL summer program.

Website: http://energy.gov/em/articles/energy-department-announces-plans-fund-radiochemistry-traineeships-university

For more information please contact:
Mavrik Zavarin (zavarin1@llnl.gov)

Consortium for Verification Technology

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a partner in the Consortium for Verification Technology (CVT) led by the University of Michigan. We welcome students and faculty to inquire about consortium opportunities available at LLNL.

Website: http://cvt.engin.umich.edu/

For more information please contact:
Stephan Friedrich (friedrich1@llnl.gov)

Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a partner in the Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC) led by the North Carolina State University . We welcome students and faculty to inquire about consortium opportunities available at LLNL.

Website: https://www.cnec.ncsu.edu/

For more information please contact:
Stephan Friedrich (friedrich1@llnl.gov)

General LLNL student and postdoc opportunities

Fellowship and internship opportunities are available for students and postdocs throughout the LLNL campus. Click here for additional resources.

Opportunities Outside LLNL

Many additional opportunities in actinide science are available. These include:

Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School

The NFUSS provides a comprehensive, hands-on training curriculum in nuclear forensics.

Website: https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/nuclear-forensics-undergraduate-summer-school

Website: http://www.lanl.gov/org/padste/adcles/chemistry/inorganic-isotope-actinide/nuclear-forensics/index.php

ACS National Nuclear Chemistry Summer Schools

The Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors two INTENSIVE six-week Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates. The Schools are held at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Eastern Site, Long Island, NY) and San Jose State University (Western Site, San Jose, CA). Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy. The Summer School program at San Jose State University includes a field trip to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Website: https://chemistry.missouri.edu/nucsummer

Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NAT) Summer School

The NAT summer school, located at UC Davis, consists of some lectures, but mostly hands-on activities involving nuclear analytical techniques. Students will perform Neutron Activation Analysis using the McClellan Nuclear Research Center, study proton elastic scattering at the Crocker cyclotron facility, gain experience and skills in counting with NaI and HPGe crystals, and learn about detectors and analysis techniques important across a broad range of science and industry.

Website: http://nssc.physics.ucdavis.edu/

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a full-time, salaried fellowship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy for highly motivated graduate-level students interested in a career in nuclear security.

Website: http://ngp.pnnl.gov/

The DHS Nuclear Forensics Research Award

The Nuclear Forensics Research Award (NFRA) supports the establishment of a team to conduct advanced research in the field of nuclear forensics. The NFRA team includes university faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and a national or defense laboratory partner.

Website: https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/nuclear-forensics-research-award