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Project Management Academic Graduate Appointee

Entry Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 03/16/2023

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$5,380- $7,372 Monthly

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Project Management Academic Graduate Appointee. You will work under the guidance of staff members to provide support on technical projects. By assisting technical projects in a project manager capacity, your responsibilities may include helping manage budgets, coordinating communication among the team, overseeing infrastructure projects, assisting in lab safety/organization, providing advice on how to best proceed on projects, and researching policy and/or how to make processes more efficient. This position is in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

In this role you Will

  • Work under general guidance of staff with experience in areas such as project engineering, project management, mechanical engineering, biomaterials engineering, and materials science, to assist Project Leads in successfully executing on their projects.
  • Conduct, analyze, and present data from experiments to develop and improve the understanding of biomaterials.
  • Propose and implement solutions to problems relating to the technical needs of the team.
  • Generate procedure documentation.
  • Create slides for presentations to project leadership, collaborators, and management.
  • Collaborate with other scientists and engineers in the implementation of safety guidelines for experimental operations by applying technical knowledge, policy research, and collaboration with safety professionals.
  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee the fabrication, purchasing, and hardware assembly for projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field, project management, or related field.
  • Experience being in a laboratory or machine shop-like environment.
  • Sufficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, document analyses, and prepare, present, and explain technical information.
  • Strong initiative, interpersonal skills, creativity, and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.         
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple projects with competing needs in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in an engineering field, project management, or related field.
  • Experience leading diverse teams successfully .
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and experience implementing project management tools/practices.
  • Experience conducting experiments in a laboratory environment.
  • Experience contributing to implementation of a software system, process efficiency, or wide-reaching procedure.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a one-year Academic Graduate Appointee, open to those who have been awarded a degree at the time of the employment offer.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

None required.  However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.) 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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