21 days old
2018-06-272018-07-27

Intern - Nanobiology R&D Undergrad Year Round

Albuquerque, NM
:

We are seeking an Intern Year Round \- R&D Undergrad

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

+ Assist with laboratory maintenance
+ Assist with media preparation
+ Perform biological cultivation \(bacteria and fungi\)
+ Assist with chromatographic analysis of analytes and metabolites
+ Perform enzyme assays and drug susceptibility assays with bacteria
+ Run oxidative reactions with lignin

Required:

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

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program
+ Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a major college or university, majoring in chemical engineering, bioengineering, biochemistry, biology, or a related field

Desired:

+ Strong desire to learn
+ Strong work ethic
+ Ability 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
+ Ability to work safely and follow instructions
+ Additional expertise in computer programming or data processing using MATLAB and EXCEL

Department Description:

The Biological and Materials Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories includes three organizations located in Albuquerque, NM: The Bioenergy & Defense Technologies, Nano and Micro Sensors, and Nanobiology departments\. These three groups support mission areas in biodefense, emerging infectious disease, and biofuels\. Scientists in the Bioenergy & Defense Technologies group conduct fundamental research in cell biology, immunology, microbiology, and metabolic engineering, largely through the development and use of advanced measurement technologies such as fluorescence microscopy, vibrational spectroscopies, and chemometric data analysis tools\. The Nano and Micro Sensors group specializes in miniature sensors and sensor\-based system for a variety of sensing modalities including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives \(CBRNE\)\. Biological detection includes acoustic\- and electrochemical\-based wearable systems for cell lysis, highly specific and sensitive detection of DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites, and integrated microneedle and sensor technology\. The Nanobiology group includes expertise in nanomaterials, molecular\-level computational modeling, and protein interactions and mechanisms\. Research projects include understanding transport of lignin breakdown products into bacteria and fungi, receptor activation and cell signaling processes, pathogenesis, mechanisms of novel antibiotics, plant physiology, biomass\-degrading enzymes, metabolic engineering for biofuel and biosensing applications, algal biochemistry and cultivation characterization for biofuels applications, and nanoparticle development\. We conduct research for the National Institutes of Health, Basic Energy Sciences, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the Bioenergy Technologies Office, U\.S\. Industry, 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:

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

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

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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