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Intern- Electronic, Optical, and Nano Materials R&D Undergrad Year Round

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking an Intern Year Round \- R&D Undergrad

The Electronic, Optical, and Nano Materials Department is seeking an undergraduate research intern to work in a multidisciplinary materials research laboratory\. Ideally, this student will be available to work full time during school breaks \(such as summer break\), and part time \(10\-20 hours\) during the academic year\. This opportunity will involve hands\-on training in a materials chemistry laboratory that explores the interfaces between chemistry, biology, and materials science\. Successful candidates will have a strong academic background with a major in chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, materials science or a related 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\. Although previous laboratory experience is not a requirement, familiarity with basic, safe laboratory practices is desirable\. Specific research activities will include general laboratory maintenance and support \(maintaining supplies and equipment, cleaning glassware, general housekeeping\), materials preparation \(sample substrates, buffers, reaction solutions, etc\.\), and performing supervised chemical reactions and syntheses ranging from inorganic crystal growth to molecular self\-assembly\. Sample characterization and analysis will be important elements of student research\.


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

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time 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 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional Requirement:

+ Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a major college or university, majoring in chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, mathematics, applied physics, materials science or a related field


Candidates should have a strong desire to learn, exhibit a strong work ethic, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team\. Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact well with fellow technical workers of diverse technical backgrounds are important\. Though not required, a working knowledge of basic laboratory skills is desired\. The ability to work safely and follow instructions will be important to student success\. Additional expertise in computer programming, data processing using MATLAB and EXCEL, or expertise with LabView will also be valued\. 10\-20 hours of work during the school year, full time during scheduled breaks and summer is expected\.

Department Description:

The Electronic, Optical and Nanomaterials Department provides innovation in the design, synthesis and development of advanced, multifunctional materials to satisfy unique needs in electronic, optical, electrochemical, structural and selective\-molecular\-binding applications\. We control chemical and structural characteristics, from the nano\- to the micro\-scale, in inorganic and hybrid systems to explore new material constructs and strategies aimed at optimizing and expanding material performance\. Our efforts support DOE Defense Programs, DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE Electricity Distribution and Energy Reliability offices, other federal agencies and industry\. In addition, we pursue partnerships with universities and establish ongoing collaborations with other experts in the field to leverage our research investments while participating in, and contributing to, the international research community\. Research thrusts include nanoparticle, nanofiber, and atomic layer deposited materials, thin films, passive and active materials for electronic, magnetic, photonic, electromechanical, and fluidic microsystems, self\-assembly, and colloid chemistry\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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


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