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We are seeking an Intern \- Atomistic and Molecular Scale Modeling of Materials R&D Graduate Summer

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

+ Engage in cutting\-edge research and development of capabilities for predictive simulation, multidisciplinary fusion of core engineering disciplines with phenomenological understanding and computer modeling and simulation\.
+ Concentrate on several technical areas of focus including: atomistic simulations \(e\.g\., molecular dynamics, kinetic Monte Carlo\) on problems such as hydrogen storage kinetics of hydrogen storage materials, nucleation and growth mechanisms of helium bubbles, microstructure evolution in additively manufactured steels, and hydrogen embrittlement in austenitic stainless steels
+ Participate in work that strongly couples both experimental and theoretical approaches to provide innovative and robust solutions


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 \(or scheduled to graduate in the spring\) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America\. Sandia will not sponsor work authorization for this position

Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position\.

**Additional Requirements**

+ Experience or coursework in materials science, programming languages, and numerical analysis or equivalent
+ Majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Materials Science, or Aeronautical Engineering
+ Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and as part of a team


+ Experience with atomistic simulation codes \(e\.g\., LAMMPS\), or visualization software \(e\.g\., OVITO\)
+ Familiarity with UNIX/Linux operating systems, programming languages \(e\.g\. Fortran, C, C\+\+\) and code development
+ Strong business acumen

Department Description:

The Mechanics of Materials Department performs experimental and analytical studies to characterize and predict the thermal\-mechanical behavior of materials, from atoms to continuum, specializing in fracture and failure\. Our experimental work covers the spectrum of discovery to characterization to model validation\. Motivated by observations, we develop mathematical models to simulate material responses under various loading and environmental conditions\. The fidelity of our models and simulations varies from atomic to continuum scales\. We develop numerical methodologies so that our material models can be implemented in high\-performance computing simulations\. Our experimental capabilities include characterizing materials over a wide range of temperatures and strain rates, developing micro\- and nanoscale strain and displacement diagnostics, and testing subsystems to support model validations\. Our modeling capabilities include quantum mechanical calculations of fundamental material properties, development of interatomic potentials, molecular dynamics based mechanistic study of deformation, kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of structural evolution, and finite element prediction of mechanical response on engineering scales\.

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.