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Nonproliferation Analysis Post College Appointee
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Job Description

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 an opening for a Post College Appointee. You will work with a team of scientists to create data sets and test problems for use in training and testing of advanced information analysis tools and algorithms. This position is in the Nuclear Threat Reduction (N) Program.

Essential Duties

* Collect, evaluate, and assess multiple-source information concerning states' nuclear activities.
* Assemble and curate multimodal (text, images, video) data sets and test problems for use in training and testing advanced information analysis tools and algorithms for nonproliferation applications.
* Contribute to policy studies and training activities on nonproliferation and international nuclear safeguards.
* Interact with a multidisciplinary research team including scientists, engineers, and political scientists.
* Present formal and informal overviews of results and findings at team meetings.
* Produce written reports on research results.
* Perform other duties as assigned.


* A recent Master's degree in political science, nuclear engineering, nonproliferation studies, or other relevant discipline.
* Knowledge of and experience with the nuclear nonproliferation regime.
* Knowledge of the International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards system.
* Experience with collection and analysis of open-source information on nuclear fuel cycle development activities, including information from multimedia sources.
* Effective communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a collaborative research environment and to document and present research results.

Desired Qualifications

* A basic understanding of coding and of machine learning.
* Familiarity with geospatial analysis tools.
* Experience applying information analysis tools to the assessment of foreign nuclear activities.

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 one-year Post College Appointee with the possibility of extension to a maximum of two years. Eligible candidates are recent graduates within two years of the month of the master's degree at the time of the employment offer.

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 $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 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.

About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory, with a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.