Why INL?

As the birthplace of peaceful nuclear power, Idaho National Laboratory has been pioneering safe, reliable energy since 1949. Now – at this critical point in human history – we must meet our growing energy needs in an environmentally responsible way. As you help us define the future of our nation’s energy, we offer you spectacular benefits:


  • Relocation packages including help selling your home.
  • Competitive health-care options.
  • 3+ weeks of personal leave your first year, and flextime to promote work-life balance.
  • 10 paid holidays and annual work curtailment from Christmas through New Year’s.
  • 9×80 or 4×10 work schedules for more Fridays off.
  • Generous 401(k) including 4.2% upfront INL contribution and additional matching.
  • Resources available to assist in spouse or partner employment


  • Professional development plans to support your career growth.
  • INL is the home of EBR-I, the first nuclear plant to generate usable electricity.
  • 52 nuclear test reactors were designed and constructed at INL.
  • The Advanced Test Reactor is the only U.S. reactor that can provide large-volume, high-flux neutron irradiation.
  • Ongoing research areas include the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, the development of advanced fuels and next-generation reactors, and radioisotope power systems for the space program.


Why Idaho?

There’s a reason Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the country. Check out all the adventures that await you!

Looking for a new place to call home? Idaho Falls is the fifth-most affordable city in America


Nature lover? There are several national parks and natural attractions within 170 miles of Idaho Falls

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Craters of the Moon, Herriman State Park, City of Rocks, and more!


Adventure seeker? Enjoy endless outdoor activities

World-class fly-fishing, hiking, skiing, hot springs and more!


  • Advanced Instrumentation & Controls
  • Computer & Computational Science
  • Data & Decision Sciences
  • Experiment Design
  • High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium Technology
  • Human Factors & Reliability
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Neutronics Analysis
  • Nuclear Materials & Fuels
  • Nuclear/Mechanical Thermal Hydraulics

  • Power Systems & Electrical Engineering
  • Probabilistic Risk Methods & Analysis
  • Reactor Design & Manufacturing
  • Reactor Operators/Technicians
  • Research Investigators – Fuels, Materials
  • Research Technicians
  • Risk & Reliability Analysis
  • Spent Fuel Packaging & Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics