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CGSR Research Associate FALL 2022

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

The Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) was established at LLNL in 1996 to bring together experts from the science, technology, and policy communities to address pressing national security challenges. For over 20 years, CGSR has engaged diverse perspectives on topics important to national security, deterrence, diplomacy, dual-use technology, arms control, nonproliferation, space, cyber, climate, biosecurity, and energy security.

We have openings in Fall 2022 for graduate students and students who have received their bachelor's and/or master's degree to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. You may conduct research to support United States (US) policy and decision makers in developing strategies for national and international security. Examples of relevant fields of research include integrated deterrence, nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, cyber security, emerging technologies, biological & chemical security, climate security, energy security, political science, and international relations.

CGSR's Objectives are as follows:

  • To explore the dynamics of potential 21st century strategic conflicts (i.e., those with a potential nuclear aspect) and to formulate ideas about how to achieve U.S. deterrence and other objectives in such conflicts.
  • To explore the sources and characteristics of strategic competition in the emerging security environment and to formulate organizing concepts to enhance the competitive position of the United States and its allies and partners over the long term.
  • To identify whether and how technically based approaches can address new challenges to national and international security.
  • To catalyze broader national and international thinking about the requirements of effective deterrence, assurance, and strategic stability in a changed and changing security environment.
  • To assist in the development of new generations of experts motivated by a clear view of the changed and changing security environment, including in the fields of biological and chemical security as well as climate security.

More information on CGSR, its research focus areas, and its publications can be found at https://cgsr.llnl.gov/

This job will be closed to applicants on May 31, 2022.

In this role you will

  • Support the CGSR organization through contributions to ongoing research activities. Tasks may include contributing to literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, and workshops and summary reports.
  • Provide analysis to ongoing work, involving a moderate to high degree of technical and analytic complexity.
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of workshops to support CGSR research efforts.
  • Gather and analyze data and information in support of broader CGSR research efforts.
  • Conduct an independent research project on an agreed upon topic aligned with CGSR research priorities.
  • Participate in research planning and evaluation discussions with other members of the CGSR staff.
  • Attend relevant research seminars, speakers' series, and workshops.
  • Present research to LLNL staff at end of the assignment.
  • Prepare end-of-assignment technical report or publication.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing a graduate degree or have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a field of research aligned with CGSR or LLNL analytic priorities.
  • Demonstrated academic and/or professional achievement in a relevant field of research aligned with CGSR or LLNL analytic priorities.
  • Strong record of independent research and publication, or a strong proposal of research to be done while at CGSR and in future academic and professional settings.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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Security Clearance

None required. However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.) For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

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Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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The Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) was established at LLNL in 1996 to bring together experts from the science, technology, and policy communities to address pressing national security challenges. For over 20 years, CGSR has engaged diverse perspectives on topics important to national security, deterrence, diplomacy, dual-use technology, arms control, nonproliferation, space, cyber, climate, biosecurity, and energy security.

We have openings in Fall 2022 for graduate students and students who have received their bachelor's and/or master's degree to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. You may conduct research to support United States (US) policy and decision makers in developing strategies for national and international security. Examples of relevant fields of research include integrated deterrence, nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, cyber security, emerging technologies, biological & chemical security, climate security, energy security, political science, and international relations.

CGSR's Objectives are as follows:

  • To explore the dynamics of potential 21st century strategic conflicts (i.e., those with a potential nuclear aspect) and to formulate ideas about how to achieve U.S. deterrence and other objectives in such conflicts.
  • To explore the sources and characteristics of strategic competition in the emerging security environment and to formulate organizing concepts to enhance the competitive position of the United States and its allies and partners over the long term.
  • To identify whether and how technically based approaches can address new challenges to national and international security.
  • To catalyze broader national and international thinking about the requirements of effective deterrence, assurance, and strategic stability in a changed and changing security environment.
  • To assist in the development of new generations of experts motivated by a clear view of the changed and changing security environment, including in the fields of biological and chemical security as well as climate security.

More information on CGSR, its research focus areas, and its publications can be found at https://cgsr.llnl.gov/

This job will be closed to applicants on May 31, 2022.

In this role you will

  • Support the CGSR organization through contributions to ongoing research activities. Tasks may include contributing to literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, and workshops and summary reports.
  • Provide analysis to ongoing work, involving a moderate to high degree of technical and analytic complexity.
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of workshops to support CGSR research efforts.
  • Gather and analyze data and information in support of broader CGSR research efforts.
  • Conduct an independent research project on an agreed upon topic aligned with CGSR research priorities.
  • Participate in research planning and evaluation discussions with other members of the CGSR staff.
  • Attend relevant research seminars, speakers' series, and workshops.
  • Present research to LLNL staff at end of the assignment.
  • Prepare end-of-assignment technical report or publication.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing a graduate degree or have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a field of research aligned with CGSR or LLNL analytic priorities.
  • Demonstrated academic and/or professional achievement in a relevant field of research aligned with CGSR or LLNL analytic priorities.
  • Strong record of independent research and publication, or a strong proposal of research to be done while at CGSR and in future academic and professional settings.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

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Posted: 2022-04-15 Expires: 2022-06-16

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