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Advanced Materials Laboratory R& D Undergrad Summer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an Intern Summer \- R&D Undergrad

Within this position, students will learn basic laboratory skills and will be part of a high\-performing research team\. Students will be expected to demonstrate increasing levels of independence and responsibility and must show a commitment to operate in and contribute to a safe operating environment\.

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

+ Support technical programs innanomaterials and/or biomaterials synthesis and characterization for energy and bioimaging applications
+ Support technical programs inchemical synthesis, characterization and precursor development for materials science applications
+ Assist in the development and characterization of materials and processes for Advanced Manufacturing or renewable energy application


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

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time \(or scheduled to graduate in the spring\) 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 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Student must be enrolled in college level coursework in chemistry, biology, materials science or engineering and must be interested in developing basic laboratory skills \(i\.e\. lab safety, chemical synthesis techniques, characterization of materials, data recording and processing, etc\.\)
+ High levels of written and oral communication skills
+ Comfortability and proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite
+ Basic work skills such as reliability, critical thinking, and organization

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position\.


+ Laboratory experience or coursework in chemistry, materials science, biology or nanomaterials
+ Higher level skills in MS Office Suite or other technical software for data collection, data processing, modeling, or preparation of manuscripts, presentations, or posters in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Adobe Illustrator
+ Mature, well versed oral and written communication skills are desired, as demonstrated by coursework or project assignments

Department Description:

Dept 1815\-1 is the Operations team of the Ceramic Materials Department \(1815\) that synthesizes, characterizes and improves the physical, optical and electronic properties and reliability of inorganic \(ceramic and glass\) materials and components\. A growing focus is underway in the area of bio\-nano materials for biosensors and drug delivery\. These materials exploit our broad experience in developing materials with tailored nanostructures that are often prepared using self\-assembly of biological\-inorganic composite materials\. An underlying theme of our work is the quest to understand the physical phenomena responsible for the observed effect\. We pursue partnerships with other Sandia organizations, universities, and industry to leverage our research investments, establish collaborations with experts in these fields and serve as Sandia's 'gateway' to these technologies\. Our work supports DOE Defense programs, other DOE research programs, work for other federal agencies, and industry\.

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 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:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.