Our Culture

Who We Are

Who we are

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is known for groundbreaking research in nuclear science, high performance-computing, biotechnology and more. Our mission-driven atmosphere allows us to focus on some of the world's most complex and pressing problems, offering innovative solutions that benefit all. We are proud to be an industry leader in science, technology, engineering, and so much more.

Explore our culture

We strive every day to create a culture that is inclusive, collaborative, and enriching for all our employees. We understand that choosing your next career is about more than finding a job that utilizes your talent—it's about finding a workplace that builds an environment where you can thrive, feel welcome, and grow.

Do you want to find employees with similar interests? Look no further. Are you looking for work-life balance? We have you covered. When you work with us, you're in the right place.

Building an inclusive campus

Our biggest asset is our workforce, and we're proud to be a place that employees from all backgrounds can call home. Science thrives on innovation, and the key to our innovative success is our diversity, allowing people to use their individual experiences to bring new insights and solutions to the table. When you work here, you belong.

Our employee resource groups are one way we put our diversity and inclusion goals into action. The mission of the employee resource groups is to develop, sustain, and enhance a diverse and inclusive workforce through recruitment, mentoring, and networking. We sponsor and support the following employee resource groups:

  • African American Body of Laboratory Employees (ABLE)
  • American Indian Activity Group (AIAG)
  • Amigos Unidos Hispanics in Partnership (AUHIP)
  • Asian Pacific American Council (APAC)
  • Bible Study Group
  • Early Career Employees Group (ECEG)
  • Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Women's Association (LLLWA)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Abilities Champions
  • Livermore Pride
  • Shalom Jewish Community (Shalom JC)
  • Veterans in Energy Technology & Science (VETS)

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Contributing to our greater community

Community engagement is a big aspect of our culture. We are honored to take part in community outreach programs each year, including charitable giving, educational activities, and efforts to make STEM more accessible and inclusive. See a brief glimpse of our community engagement and education efforts below.


Discovery Center

Our on-site Discovery Center is the perfect way for us to share our research with a wider audience and to inspire young minds. Every year, we welcome thousands of elementary school students and teachers to tour the Discovery Center and interact with our immersive exhibits—all free of charge.


Community Giving

We give back to the community through various annual programs, such as the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) campaign and the Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) Community Gift Program. Visit the LLNS website for more information.


Science Education

We host many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) outreach activities, including Science on Saturday (a series of lectures given by LLNL researchers for middle and high school students), Science on Screen, summer student workshops, and the Teacher Research Academy.


Campus Tours

Our free site tours give visitors up-close views of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC), and the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS). These tours bring community awareness of our research (and inspire future generations in STEM, too).

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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