Our Workforce

Placing people first

As a leading research and innovation laboratory, our people are our most important asset. The challenges of our various missions demand that we draw on the widest possible diversity of talents, thought, and experiences. Our priorities include not only hiring a diverse staff, but also ensuring that we have a culture that allows everyone at the Laboratory to feel welcome and accepted.

Building an inclusive workforce

View the demographics of our workforce from 2017 to now.

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The demographics shown are provided by LLNL’s Human Resources team and represent our progress over the past seven years.


Currently, the United States government Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reporting requirements use the gender categories of male and female. We are currently reviewing the way we collect and display data.


We work toward representing all ethnicities and backgrounds. We work closely with colleges, universities, and organizations that represent diverse student populations.


Our over 9,200 employees fill a range of positions, including the following examples. This is not a complete list of all positions at LLNL:

  • Senior Leadership – Director/ President, Deputy Director/Vice President
  • Research/ Technical Management (First-line and Mid-level) – Engineering Management, Research Management, Technical Management
  • Operations and Research Support Management – Business Management, Computer Systems, Communications, Environmental Safety, Health, and Quality Assurance (ESHQ), Facilities Ops, HR, Legal, Tech Transfer, Strategic Planning
  • Technical Research Staff – Non-Management: Researchers, Scientists, or Engineers
  • Operations Support Staff – Non-Management: Operations and research support roles
  • Postdoctoral – Postdoc Employees
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For more information on IDEA at LLNL or our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, or to schedule an appointment to review our Affirmative Action Plan (available at 7000 East Ave, Livermore, CA. 94550) during regular business hours, please contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability Office at idea [at] llnl.gov (idea[at]llnl[dot]gov).

 Beware of Fraudulent Job Postings

Please be aware of recruitment scams where people or entities are misusing the name of LLNL to post fraudulent job postings. We will never charge a fee for joining our company and to vet the authenticity of an employee at LLNL before providing personal information, please have them provide you their name and phone number and verify at people.llnl.gov.

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 Discrimination-Free Workplace

LLNS is committed to a discrimination-free workplace and neither condones nor tolerates practices that discriminate against any person employed or qualified applicant seeking employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, use of family and medical leave, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship or any other status protected by law.

Join Our Team

We offer opportunities in a variety of fields, not just science and technology. We are home to a diverse staff of professionals that includes administrators, researchers, creatives, supply chain staff, health services workers, and more.

Visit our Career Areas page to learn more about the different career paths we offer and find the one that speaks to you.

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