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2/13/2018
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Engineering
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Intern - Structural and Thermal Analysis R& D Graduate Summer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description

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The Structural and Thermal Analysis Department is seeking a student intern to participate in collaborative research on the modeling of radiation resistance nanostructured materials and support the conduction of rate theory/kinetic Monte Carlo models, data processing and analysis of data acquired from these models\. Large quantities of data collected continuously from this research requires processing and data formatting for current needs, including validation of computational codes and uncertainty quantification of the data\.

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

+ Work with multiple staff members in the Structural and Thermal Analysis Department to support research objectives of the department and external research partners
+ Assist in the development of research projects to collect or use the modeling capabilities

Required:

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
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Earned Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, math, physics, or computer science
+ Proficient with Matlab, kinetic Monte Carlo models, and rate theory
+ Strong documentation skills

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

Desired:

+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.45/4\.0
+ Experience with processing high throughput data
+ Interest in nuclear energy technologies and research
+ Ability to take initiative and be inquisitive
+ Computer programming experience

Department Description:

The Structural and Thermal Analysis Department at Sandia National Laboratories \(SNL\) supports a number of projects within the Nuclear Energy Safety Technologies Group\. The department and group focuses on analyses and experiments aimed at ensuring the safety and security of the nation's energy systems and infrastructure, with particular emphasis on civilian nuclear power\.

The Group's primary customer is the U\. S\. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Group serves as the SNL point\-of\-contact for the NRC\. Key technical areas for our NRC\-sponsored work include severe accident modeling, security analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, human reliability analysis, fire protection, and experiments\.

The Group also works extensively with other Sandia organizations and with the Department of Energy in a variety of areas related to risk and reliability analysis, human reliability analysis, structural analysis and modeling, fire protection, nonproliferation applications such as nuclear fuel cycle transparency monitoring, and experimental programs requiring remote locations and unique facilities\.

Technical staff capabilities include nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineering, mathematics and statistics, computer science, project management, and regulatory compliance\.

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.