Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

Our People

The Lab's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.


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The Lab is focused on developing talent, fairness of opportunity, skill cultivation, and improving workplace communication.

Our People

Los Alamos National Laboratory employs some of the world’s finest scientists, engineers, technicians, and professionals in multiple disciplines. The chart, below, shows the breakdown as of March 2018:

Workforce breakdown pie charts

The Laboratory also employs

  • students from high schools, colleges, and graduate schools
  • more post-doctoral fellows than any other Department of Energy national laboratory

A large percentage of all Laboratory employees are former students or postdocs, R&D scientists and engineers.

See our student programs page for more information and opportunities.

Major Awards

Our workforce efforts have elicited major awards in many categories. View our Awards and Achievements page for a list of all awards.


A diverse workforce is vital and essential to Laboratory success. For more detail on the Lab’s diversity, see our Inclusion and Diversity website.