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Los Alamos National Laboratory Director & President Charles McMillan
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    Very good place to work for postdoc

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral  in  Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Los Alamos, NM

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time for more than a year


    LANL is a place where scientific staff members are devoted to supporting the career development of postdocs. Entire career support department and career fair are organized for that purpose. Salary is good and support for travel and purchasing books are excellent.


    Bureacractic procedures in usual government organizations. As long as you know how to navigate the system and try to make arrangements ahead of time, this usually is not a big problem.

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    Senior management takes too much overhead from scientific staffs. For the place to grow, it has to install a system to re-assign old staff members who are not doing research and mainly sitting on internal funding (with the postdocs being the workhorse in those projects). Only then can it free up resources to bring in and keep new talents.

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Updated Jun 14, 2014
Updated Jun 14, 2014

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
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    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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    I was initially hired to work as a Post-doc at LANL. I got the job through a colleague at my previous position. The hiring process consisted of me asking him if he knew of any job openings. He said that he might have one if a grant came through. He did win the grant and so offered me the job. I later became a graduate student in a different field and stayed on in the same group

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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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