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 May 2012.
- 21% of Laboratory employees hold PhDs
- 15% hold master’s degrees
The Laboratory also employs
- about 1,000 students from high schools, colleges, graduate schools
- more post-doctoral fellows (444 in 2012) than any other Department of Energy national laboratory
Some 31% of all Laboratory employees are former LANL students or postdocs. That number jumps to 53% for R&D scientists and engineers.
See our student programs page for more information and opportunities.
121 R&D 100 awards since 1978
31 E.O. Lawrence Awards
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.