Work with the Best and Brightest

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Join Our Multidisciplinary Team

We offer a unique opportunity to support the national security mission by working alongside the best and brightest minds.

Our outstanding workforce has access to one-of-a-kind research capabilities with opportunities to conduct research at cutting-edge facilities that ensure the science, technology and engineering (ST&E) breakthroughs required for our national security missions. People are the foundation for LLNL’s continuing success, and career opportunities exist in a wide range of disciplines:


  •     Physicists
  •     Chemists
  •     Engineers
  •     Materials scientists
  •     Software developers ⁄ computer scientists
  •     Postdoctoral research staff
  •     Program and division leaders
  •     Faculty scholars and summer students
  •     Technicians and scientific associates
  •     Administrative and operations staff

Career Pathways

In the Stockpile Stewardship Program, our staff join our community via a wide range of career pathways. Many career positions are posted directly through SD through one of three SD divisions. Others are posted through one of the four discipline organizations at LLNL.

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Design Physics Division​ 

Staff in the Design Physics Division represent a diverse set of academic backgrounds, including theory, code development, and experiments. Together, their unique scientific expertise support our mission in modernizing the U.S. nuclear stockpile and reducing the threat of nuclear attack by terrorists and adversaries.

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Program Operations 

Staff in the SD Operations Division manage and maintain over 226 active scientific and engineering facilities and are responsible for developing and implementing plans, processes, and procedures to ensure safety and compliance.

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Business Operations 

Staff in the SD Business Operations Division enable all levels of our organization to excel, from technical contributors to senior executives, by providing the full suite of administrative support services.  

We Value Our People

Our success is only possible with a thriving workforce and inclusive culture.

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Postdoc Programs

Leveraging powerhouse resources in theory, computation, and experiments, our postdoctoral researchers take on many challenges facing the world today.


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Student Programs

Launch your career or refine your professional direction in a collaborative and engaging environment conducting research of national and global impact.


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As a recipient of the Glassdoor 2024 Best Places to Work award, it's clear that we value our people and they value us. Visit Glassdoor to learn what makes our institution a great place to work.