Graduate Research Assistant

at Los Alamos National Laboratory (view profile)
Location Los Alamos, NM
Date Posted December 7, 2018
Category Public or Governmental
Job Type Full-time
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Research Library Graduate Research Assistant in Los Alamos, New Mexico


What You Will Do

The LANL Research Library seeks a forward-looking information professional to proactively deliver support for the Research Library’s electronic products that support access to scientific institutional content as a Graduate Research Assistant.

We offer a creative setting in which information technologies and services are applied to scientific productivity; we aggressively pursue new ideas, services, products, and approaches to satisfy research needs.

This position requires a versatile individual who embraces change, works collaboratively, and has a strong customer service focus.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience with database driven web projects, using standard technologies such as XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySql.
  • Experience with troubleshooting online systems & assisting end users with access.
  • Experience working on team-based software development/implementation projects.
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing, for a wide range of audiences.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with library repository systems such as DSpace, Fedora.
  • Familiarity with open source software.
  • Familiarity with digital scholarship tools and trends.
  • Ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems

Education: Master's level degree (in process or completed within the last year) in library/information science, ALA-accredited preferred; or equivalent degree and experience.

Notes to Applicants: For consideration, submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing each minimum and desired requirement.

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

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Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Duran, Andria M

Organization Name: SRO-RL/Science Resource Office-Research Library


Job Title: Research Library Graduate Research Assistant

Appointment Type: GRA

Req ID: IRC69842

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