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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Work/Life Balance

Explore the multiple dimensions of a career at Los Alamos Lab: work with the best minds on the planet in an inclusive environment that is rich in intellectual vitality and opportunities for growth.

Complete suite of benefits to balance your career

Employee Spotlights feature staff from across the Laboratory to help recognize the institution's wealth and diversity of personal and professional backgrounds, interests, and talents.

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The Great Outdoors is minutes away from offices at LANL: a ski resort, miles of trails for biking and hiking, Olympic indoor pool, rock climbing, bird watching, and great astronomy under pristine night skies at 7,500 feet above sea level—or simply enjoy the incredible views while commuting.

Flexible work schedules, including 9/80 workweeks

Employees work 80 hours over a 9-workday (two-week) period, with a Friday off every other week, generous time off options, including vacation time, sick leave, and various leave programs

Casual work environment

Charlie McMillan, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Director Charlie McMillan on future Lab employees

World-class skiing, hiking, and biking minutes from your office

Easy commutes

With minimal traffic from many Northern New Mexico communities

Education assistance

With manager approval, eligible employees may be reimbursed for the cost of tuition, fees, and books related to courses taken through appropriately accredited institutions.

University of California (UC) in-state tuition

Dependents of full-time employees are eligible to enroll as students at any of the UC campuses with resident classification for tuition purposes.

Professional development & support for continued learning

Online resources, onsite and facilitated classroom training, and access to industry-provided developmental opportunities

Onsite medical facility

A clinic available to all employees, providing comprehensive services and programs that protect and promote the physical and mental health of workers

Health & wellness programs

Access to an onsite facility and outreach programs, including exercise and wellness classes, free to employees

Onsite fitness centers

Fitness resources and equipment for employee use at variety of onsite facilities

Onsite cafeterias

Food service at various locations across the Laboratory complex, offering a wide variety of fresh food choices for breakfast and lunch


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