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    Incredible scientific community with very interesting interdisciplinary projects.

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    Los Alamos is one of the best DOE laboratories to work in science. The major advantage is the comprehensive research that can be done here, since the lab has a lot of infrastructure and expertise in all aspects of science. From theoretical to experimental scientists, the projects enjoy the whole spectrum of scientific endeavor.


    One the major obstacles is the burdensome and crippling bureaucracy everywhere in the lab. Additionally, the overhead to bring in new funding is way higher than in many institutions, making it extremely difficult to get grants into the lab.

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    Reduce management! There are way too many managers, which financially burdens the scientific community at LANL in form of overhead.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Interviews

Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014

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    I had a phone interview after sending in my resume. After a few weeks, I heard back and scheduled a phone interview with the head of the department in which I wanted to work. The interview was fairly straightforward for the position, and I received an offer soon after. Overall, an extremely positive experience.

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Website www.lanl.gov
Headquarters Los Alamos, NM
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1943
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Located near Santa Fe, New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and is a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space... More

Mission: LANL's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and... More

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