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Are you ready to start picturing yourself at LLNL? We offer a variety of jobs in all areas across our campus. Whether you're a nuclear physicist or a skilled machinist, we have a home for you.

But first, what does it mean when you see "Organization: Physical and Life Sciences" in one of our job postings? We are comprised of different organizations that focus on a different aspect of our overall mission. As an employee, you'll be a part of one of these organizations (such as Computing, Global Security, or Weapons & Complex Integration). It's helpful to understand these organizations, since you might be drawn to the goals of one more than others. Together, these organizations contribute to our overall national security mission.

Learn more about us below.

Computing

Computing

Computing is a premier organization for high performance computing, computer science, data science, information technology, and cyber security. We advance scientific discovery through foundational and innovative research; mission-driven data science; complex modeling, simulation, and analysis on powerful supercomputers; and more.

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Director's Office

Director's Office

The Director’s Office is a multidisciplinary organization specializing in different aspects that support our mission. From the Discovery Center to the Environment, Safety & Health program, the Director’s Office oversees various efforts that ensure we perform work safely, ethically, and securely.

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Engineering

Engineering

With over 2000 professionals, Engineering provides critical technology and services that keep every Laboratory program at the cutting edge. Our people have a broad range of training, education, and experience, enabling them to create, model, test, manufacture, and deliver solutions in vital national security applications.

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Global Security

Global Security

Global Security (GS) applies multidisciplinary technology to innovate and deliver responsive solutions to complex global security needs. We create and deploy transformational technologies and expertise to secure the US from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats.

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National Ingnition Facility and Photon Science

National Ignition Facility & Photon Science

The National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) group houses a world-class research facility pursuing the challenge of fusion ignition. NIF&PS helps to ensure the reliability, safety, and security of the nation’s nuclear weapons without the need for underground tests. Learn more by reading the NIF comic book!

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Operations and Business

Operations & Business

Operations & Business (O&B) is the backbone of LLNL, managing areas like hiring, communications, construction, maintenance, and emergency response to ensure we run smoothly while meeting our national security mission.

Physical and Life Sciences

Physical & Life Sciences

Physical & Life Sciences (PLS) is a vibrant organization that performs wide-ranging fundamental and applied science in support of LLNL’s mission. About 80% of peer-reviewed journal papers published by our scientists have PLS authors or coauthors, and PLS researchers contribute to projects and programs across campus.

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Weapons and Complex Integration

Weapons & Complex Integration

Weapons & Complex Integration (WCI) delivers unparalleled innovations to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of our nation’s nuclear deterrent. Our researchers develop highly capable tools and predictive capabilities to strengthen our nation’s security.

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What does it mean when you see "Career Area: Craft & Skilled Labor" in one of our job postings? Each of the organizations above is comprised of people with different skill sets. As an electrician, for example, you might be part of Engineering, the Director's Office, or any of the other organizations. The same goes for many of the jobs you'll find on our job search page. When searching for a job with us, you can choose to narrow your search by career area, or a combination of career area and organization.

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