Los Alamos National Laboratory employs some of the world’s finest scientists, engineers, technicians, and professionals in multiple disciplines.
The chart shows the breakdown as of March 2016.
- Average Age: 46
- 67% male, 33% female
- 44% minorities
- 66% university degrees
- 28% hold undergraduate degrees
- 17% hold master’s degrees
- 21% have earned a PhD
The Laboratory also employs
- about 1,000 students from high schools, colleges, graduate schools
- one of the largest post-doctoral programs (335 in 2016) in the Department of Energy complex
Some 36% of all Laboratory employees are former LANL students or postdocs. That number jumps to 61% for R&D scientists and engineers.
See our student programs page for more information and opportunities.
132 R&D 100 awards since 1978
34 E.O. Lawrence Awards
8 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists & Engineers
2 ANS Seaborg Medals
Edward Teller Medal
Nobel Prize in Physics: Frederick Reines
A diverse workforce is vital and essential to Laboratory success. As of late 2011, 46% of the Lab workforce was made up of ethnic minorities and 35% were women. For more detail on the Lab’s diversity, see our Diversity page.