The NSSC Laboratory Investigators Rotation is a 6-to-8 week program enabling postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty to perform research on-site at NSSC partner U.S. DOE National Laboratories. This program provides a flexible opportunity for members of the NSSC community to engage with lab staff through cooperative research projects. The NSSC Executive Team and Laboratory Points of Contact will work directly with interested candidates to identify research opportunities and establish laboratory access. Program participants will be connected with National Laboratory experts to initiate new research projects, nurture existing ones, and deepen University-Lab connections.

Additional opportunities are available for faculty/student pairs via the NSSC-LANL Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program. Financial support for faculty participants at LLNL may also be available through the Faculty Mini-Sabbatical Program

Basics Facts:

  • Who: NSSC postdocs and junior faculty should expect to participate. Opportunities may also be available for postdocs and faculty outside of the NSSC partner institutions. 
  • What: Six to eight week assignment at a NSSC partner national laboratory to perform research in basic and applied science relevant for the nuclear security and nonproliferation mission
  • When: Flexible timeline 
  • Where: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Why: Accelerate cooperative University-Lab research by making available lab expertise, facilities, and instrumentation as well as enrichment via seminars, lectures, and organized tours

How to Apply:

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact