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Intern - Nanoscale Sciences - R&D Undergraduate Co-op

Albuquerque, NM 87102


What Your Job Will Be Like:



The Nanoscale Sciences Department is searching for a responsible, enthusiastic and conscientious undergraduate student co-op researcher, with the ability and aptitude to learn and work safely in a team-oriented experimental materials research laboratory supporting exciting projects led by Nanoscale Science Department researchers. The successful candidate will be a student with serious interest in pursuing further college studies in chemistry, physics, materials science, or engineering; and have strong academic performance with the ability to be effectively mentored by more experienced researchers. The ideal candidate will have relevant science course experience and project relevant “hands on” experimental experience or aptitude commensurate with their education level.



The intern researcher is expected to be quickly adaptable towards learning and reliably performing general laboratory support duties in one or more of these areas.



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





+ Learn and assist with the synthesis of novel materials for magnetic and ferroelectric composites via physical/chemical or 3D printing processes to support project needs



+ Learn and assist with testing magnetic material properties



+ Learn and assist with data collection, data analysis, computer/electronic interfacing, or computer modeling.



+ The ability to work effectively and responsibly in a research team and contribute towards a safe and secure laboratory working environment.









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:





+ Undergraduate student at an accredited university



+ Enrolled full time in the term immediately preceding the internship



+ Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major



+ Registration with the university's co-op office



+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0



+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week



+ U.S. citizenship





Qualifications We Desire:





+ The candidate is pursuing a major in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering relevant for project needs.



+ A background and/or references that demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.



+ The ability to work effectively in a team environment.



+ Functional knowledge and understanding of a suite of standard computer software skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).



+ Have a GPA > 3.5/4.0



+ Relevant science or engineering coursework, teaching or lab experiences relevant for project needs.



+ Relevant experience with working in a materials research laboratory demonstrating relevant materials synthesis (chemical or 3D printing) or materials testing/characterization skills.



+ Experience or knowledge of BH analysis and magnetometry is highly desirable.



+ Relevant experience in advanced computer interfacing, modeling or electronics.









About Our Team:



The Nanoscale Sciences Department conducts collaborative leading-edge research that advances the understanding of materials at the nanoscale and enables the collaborative development of creative solutions for Sandia's broad and evolving National Security and Energy Missions. Our research activities have broad impact; and typically generate peer-reviewed, high-profile journal publications and presentations at professional scientific meetings. Our main research focus is directed along three thrusts:1. Electrochemical Materials Science and Applications (including energy storage and corrosion)2. Magnetic, Dielectric and Electronic Materials Science and Applications (including ferroics and composites)3. Nanostructured Materials Science and Applications (i.e., for hazardous materials capture/storage, sensing, membranes, water treatment, and catalysis)



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.



EEO:



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: 681164

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Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-06-10

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