1+ months

Intern - Computational Biology, R&D Grad Year Round

Livermore, CA 94550

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an Intern - Computational Biology, R&D Grad Year Round

As a graduate intern in Sandia's Computational Bio & Biophysics Department, you will work closely with a team of Sandia researchers on data-model integration work containing large observation datasets of soil, vegetation and climate and model datasets from "Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase six (CMIP6)".

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

+ harmonize and manage large soil profile and geospatial environmental datasets

+ conduct statistical, machine learning and process-based modeling analysis

+ prepare journal manuscripts and give presentations at scientific meetings

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Qualifications We Require:

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

+ Ability to independently obtain work authorization. Sandia will not sponsor work authorization for this position.

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Candidates should have a strong desire to learn, exhibit a strong work ethic, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact well with fellow technical workers of diverse technical backgrounds are important.

+ Ability to work safely and follow instructions will be important to student success.

+ Ability to troubleshoot issues

+ Additional expertise in computer programming or data processing using R, PYTHON, MATAB, R and C.

+ Experience in machine learning/artificial intelligence

+ Majoring in environmental engineering, hydrometeorology, computational soil science, or a related fiel

About Our Team:

Sandia’s Computational Biology and Biophysics Department supports biodefense, emerging infectious disease and biofuels mission areas. The department has core capabilities in bioinformatics, machine learning, bioimaging, molecular modeling and the cybersecurity of biological operations. The focus of the department is in developing innovative research, using advance computational methods, to solve national security problems in biology. We conduct research in advanced RAMEN spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging, enzymatic lignin valorization, biomimetic membrane design, the design of synthetic microbial consortia for biological breakdown and conversion of biological materials to valuable chemicals and fuels, and machine learning for the development of algal pond consortia. This research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Biological and Environmental Research, Basic Energy Sciences, the Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DOE Energy I-Corps, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Academia, Industry, Department of Health and Human Services and Sandia’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development program.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

+ Generous vacations, strong medical 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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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.

Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 682973



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-07-10

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

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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