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Intern- Bioenergy and Defense Technologies R&D Graduate Year Round

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We are seeking an Intern Year Round - R&D Grad

We are seeking a hardworking and creative graduate student for algal strain development and characterization for biofuel applications. You will join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team of scientists and experts to work on engaging research projects using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Design genetic constructs for CRISPR gene editing or CRISPR interference
+ Genetically modify algae
+ Characterize algal strains for biomass production and composition
+ Write publications
+ Present results at project meetings and conferences

Required:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Earned bachelor's degree
+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
+ Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U.S. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Pursing a PhD in Biology, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, or related discipline (e.g., molecular biology, biochemistry)
+ Demonstrated record of high technical achievement, as evidenced by academic achievements
+ Previous laboratory experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, or engineering

Desired:

+ Direct, hands-on experience in the following areas: synthetic gene/construct design and cloning, common molecular biology techniques, microbial cultivation, and standard analytical techniques (spectroscopy, microscopy, etc.)
+ Experience with CRISPR-Cas9 technology
+ Experience with cultivation of photosynthetic organisms
+ Ability to conduct creative, independent research
+ Experience in milestone-driven research
+ Strong written and oral communication skills

Department Description:

The Bioenergy and Defense Technologies department, which is part of Sandia's Biological and Engineering Sciences Center, supports mission areas in biodefense, emerging infectious disease, and biofuels. The department conducts fundamental and applied research in cell biology, immunology, nanomaterials and microbiology. The focus is on the development and use of advanced enabling technologies such as fluorescence microscopy, vibrational spectroscopies, X-ray and neutron scattering, and chemometric data analysis tools to study biological systems of interest to biofuels development and biodefense. Current research projects include developing nanoparticles for drug and vaccine delivery, understanding receptor activation and cell signaling processes, novel pathogen detection approaches, plant physiology, cellulase enzymes, as well as algal biochemistry and cultivation characterization for biofuels applications. We conduct research for the National Institutes of Health, Basic Energy Sciences, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, U.S. Industry, Department of Health and Human Services and Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research & Development program.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Posted: 2019-11-18 Expires: 2019-12-18

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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