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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
4/7/2018
Job Category:
Research
Industry:
Government
Intern - Bioenergy and Defense Technologies Technical High School 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 \- Technical High School

Potential candidates will conduct work in biology and chemistry\-related activities in Albuquerque, NM\.

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

+ Perform experiments using molecular biology techniques to identify antibody epitopes in various samples
+ Learn and apply troubleshooting methods to experiments
+ Interpret and report results to the team
+ Assist with laboratory maintenance chores

Required:

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

+ Attending a local high school or living with a parent or legal guardian near the work site if under 18 years of age
+ Enrolled full time, as defined by the school
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ Minimum 16 years of age
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Familiarity with biology and chemistry

Desired:

+ Good oral and written communication skills
+ Good understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite
+ Knowledge and understanding of business principles and processes, especially maintaining records of various types
+ Ability to contribute in a team environment
+ Some technical knowledge of biology, chemistry and biochemistry

Department Description:

The Bioenergy and Defense Technologies department, which is part of Sandia's Biological and Engineering Sciences Center, supports mission areas in biodefense, emerging infectious disease, and biofuels\. The department conducts fundamental and applied research in cell biology, immunology, nanomaterials and microbiology\. The focus is on the development and use of advanced enabling technologies such as fluorescence microscopy, vibrational spectroscopies, X\-ray and neutron scattering, and chemometric data analysis tools to study biological systems of interest to biofuels development and biodefense\. Current research projects include developing nanoparticles for drug and vaccine delivery, understanding receptor activation and cell signaling processes, novel pathogen detection approaches, plant physiology, cellulase enzymes, as well as algal biochemistry and cultivation characterization for biofuels applications\. We conduct research for the National Institutes of Health, Basic Energy Sciences, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, U\.S\. Industry, Department of Health and Human Services and Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research & Development program\.

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.