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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
3/6/2018
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Government
Intern - Computational Materials and Data Science R& D Graduate Summer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description

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The Computational Materials and Data Science Department is seeking a graduate research intern to work in a multidisciplinary materials research laboratory\. Successful candidates will have a strong academic background with an undergraduate degree in chemistry, physics, materials science, or related engineering field\. In addition, candidates should be self\-motivated, independent workers with excellent oral and written communication skills\. The abilities to follow directions and to work well with others, often as a part of a team, are important qualities\. The summer project involves electronic structure modeling of thermal battery components\.

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

+ Conduct large scale Density Functional Theory \(DFT\) Simulations
+ Perform analysis of computational results
+ Possible minor code modification

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

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

Desired:

+ Strong communication skills
+ Experience with Density Functional Theory applications
+ Some programming experience desirable

Department Description:

The Computational Materials and Data Science Department provides advanced computational analysis that enables materials\-based insight and solutions\. Capabilities include model development for nanoscalar and mesoscalar materials evolution, interfacial dynamics, defect initiation and propagation, multivariate analysis, and signal processing\. We conduct experiments in micromechanics and volumetric flaw distribution to validate our computational work\. Our multidisciplinary background and materials science expertise enable mechanistic and physical understanding related to aging and wear of materials such as metals, semiconductors, biomaterials, and polymers in support of DOE nuclear and non\-nuclear missions\.

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.