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Summer Research Fellowships

We are pleased to announce a nationwide search for 8-10 outstanding graduate student candidates to participate in the Seaborg Institute Summer Research Fellowships Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory, sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security and the G. T. Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science.

Research Fellowships will be offered in two major areas

Nuclear and Radiochemistry - nuclear forensics, homeland security, nuclear medicine, isotope production, nuclear physics, and related areas.
Actinide Science - f-element chemistry and physics, spectroscopy, surface science, materials science, metallurgy, and related areas.

Fellowships generally run 8-10 weeks, and give students an opportunity to join Los Alamos scientists in independent research projects that can contribute to their thesis or advanced degree. While at Los Alamos, Research Fellows are encouraged to attend our weekly lecture series on a wide variety of current research topics presented by Los Alamos experts. Students are expected to present their research results at a poster session at the end of the summer experience.

Application Procedure
A complete application package needs to be sent to Susan Ramsay either electronically to ramsay@lanl.gov, by fax to (505) 663-5225, or by mail to

Seaborg Institute Fellowships
c/o Susan Ramsay
Mail Stop T001
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545

The complete application package will include a Fellowship Application, CV, two letters of recommendation, and current transcripts (official or unofficial).

More information is also available from Susan Ramsay, (505) 663-5206 or ramsay@lanl.gov. The deadline for applications is February 3, 2014*, and selections will be made by March 3, 2014.

*We welcome qualified applicants of all nationalities.

Eligibility
Students must be enrolled full-time at the time of application.  Selection will be made on the basis of the applicant’s academic record, recommendation letters, and research interests.

Salary
Students are paid a competitive salary based on Laboratory guidelines.  Graduate student temporary employee salaries are based on the number of academic school years completed. More information can be found on LANL’s education page at http://www.lanl.gov/education/grad/

Living Accommodations
Living accommodations and arrangements are the responsibility of the Research Fellow.  Housing in Los Alamos is limited and summer housing options fill quickly.  It is recommended that you begin researching housing options as soon as possible.  The LANL Housing Links can be found at: http://www.lanl.gov/students/.

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