Threat Reduction Engagements Post Master Student

Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Location
    Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Aug 19

Position description

The International Threat Reduction Group’s (NEN-3) Threat Reduction Engagement Team supports the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control’s International Nonproliferation and Export Control Program (INECP) as it works to strengthen global efforts to prevent the proliferation of WMD-related materials, equipment, and technology. INECP accomplishes this through long-term partnerships with frontline enforcement and regulatory officials who support national export control licensing, industry compliance, and inspections-based enforcement practices designed to prevent sensitive items from being used to build WMDs. INECP’s capacity building approach entails: 1) collaborating with countries to conduct proliferation risk analyses of their export licensing processes; 2) helping governments conduct industry outreach and encourage compliance with export controls; 3) training enforcement officials around the globe to recognize illegal transfers of items useful in building WMDs.

The successful candidate for this position will:

·Define and analyzing data to create metrics for engagement

·Analyze commodities data from export violations

·Develop training materials supporting engagement activities

·Have a long-term interest in international engagements related to strategic trade and export controls.


Minimum Job Requirements:

·Demonstrated experience with data analytics

·Demonstrated experience planning and executing research projects

·Demonstrated interest in international affairs

·Excellent written and oral communication skills

·Willingness to do limited international travel

·Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and changing priorities

Desired Skills:

·Demonstrated experience working across cultural boundaries

·Demonstrated experience developing instructional materials

·Familiarity with nonproliferation strategies, including strategic trade controls.


MS in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or another science or engineering field at time of hire or within the last three years with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. 

Notes to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how their expertise represents the key requirements.

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