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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
2/13/2018
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Government
Intern - Radiation Effects Theory R& D Undergrad Summer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description

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

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

+ Research, develop, and/or apply computational physics techniques and/or deterministic particle radiation transport codes
+ Read literature on the problem type
+ Write a code to numerically test new idea
+ Run code and compare numerical results against benchmarks
+ Write a report that documents the work \(may be a conference paper\)
+ Create presentations to share work and present to hosting department and/or as part of SEERI internship program \(may be basis for conference presentation\)

Required:

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 Requirement:

+ Some experience writing code to solve scientific computing problems \(e\.g\., a class project written in MATLAB, Java, or Python\)

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

Desired:

+ Experience with mathematical techniques or computer codes related to particle radiation transport
+ Experience with Python
+ Experience running radiation transport calculations

Department Description:

The Radiation Effects Theory Department \(1341\) perform theoretical and computational research to understand the effects caused by ionizing radiation from nuclear weapons, space environments and other sources, including those generated by laboratory machines\. We develop physical models and numerical methods for deployment in computer codes that model the interaction of particle radiation \(X\-rays, electrons, neutrons, gammas\) with matter\. We utilize these and other types of codes to predict and understand electrical and mechanical radiation effects\. Software quality engineering, software verification methods, validation to experimental data, and uncertainty quantification are fundamental to these computational efforts\. We support a variety of customers who are concerned with the effect of radiation on their systems and components\.

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.