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You can make a difference

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Glass Door best places to work

A workplace that puts employees first

As a recipient of the Glassdoor 2021 Best Places to Work award for the third consecutive year, it's clear that we value our employees—and the employees recognize it. Visit Glassdoor to see why so many enjoy working here.

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Benefits and perks you'll love


Work-Life Balance

Company culture that promotes a healthy balance between work and personal life



Full employer matching contribution up to 6% and additional contributions based on years of service


Medical, Dental & Vision

A variety of comprehensive health packages to choose from

Paid Leave

Paid vacation, sick, family, and holiday leave


Flexible Work Schedule

Alternative work schedules available to better suit your needs

  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Disability Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Online Learning
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Leadership Training

Meet us around the world

See the Events & Resources page for a full list of upcoming events.


Hear firsthand from our employees

Belinda Conner

Belinda Conner

I really enjoy working with the people in a friendly work environment at LLNL.  It is enjoyable to work together to achieve the overall missions at LLNL.

Working at the Laboratory provides many opportunities for personal and career growth. You are ensured your work is important, and you are continuously learning new things. The work-life balance is excellent and the culture is great! There are many different social groups to meet new people and build connections within LLNL.

Jonathan Pedersen

Jonathan Pedersen

I think you would be hard pressed to find another employer that offers everything that LLNL does. The benefits and wages are competitive. There is an overall sense of inclusiveness regardless of your position. People treat each other with respect. Management respects your opinions, suggestions and you genuinely feel you have a voice. Your management encourages you to develop yourself professionally and seek opportunity for growth (even if it requires you to move to another directorate).

Dongxia Qu

Dongxia Qu

I especially enjoy working with talented colleagues from different fields and backgrounds.


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We support military and veterans

Find your mission

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With a strong mission focus, we are proud to offer a variety of programs that help military and veterans find lifelong career paths with us. Our efforts include on-site internships for military students, recent graduates, and active military; transition guidance for military and veterans seeking full-time employment; and our Veterans in Energy Technology & Science (VETS) employee resource group. Visit our page to learn more about our programs, or view our open job postings and find your next mission today.

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.

 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

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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.

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