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Student Intern/Fellow - National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) R&D Undergraduate Year Round

Sandia National Laboratories


Location:
Livermore, CA
Date:
06/23/2017
2017-06-232017-07-22
Job Code:
657384
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  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Job ID: 657384
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Livermore, CA
Job Title:Student Intern/Fellow - National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) R&D Undergraduate Year Round

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The student must be participating in a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) University Consortium Fellowship Program such as Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC), Consortium for Verification Technology (CVT), or Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC). For program details, please see: http://nssc.berkeley.edu/ or https://cvt.engin.umich.edu/ or https://www.cnec.ncsu.edu/.

Required:



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
+ Currently majoring in physics, nuclear engineering, or a related field.
+ Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.15/4.0
+ Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ Receiving financial support through a fellowship or educational institute program
+ U.S. citizenship
+ The student must be participating in a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) University Consortium Fellowship Program such as Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC), Consortium for Verification Technology (CVT), or Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC).

Desired:

Previous experience with hardware and software commonly used in radiation detection development or nuclear/particle physics.



The Radiation and Nuclear Detection Systems department undertakes research and development of ionizing radiation and rare signature detection systems to address broad nuclear security needs in support of various US Government programs. Through internal collaborations our department targets applications in neutron generators, nuclear proliferation detection, nuclear non-proliferation, international safeguards, arms control treaty verification, radiological emergency response, and other national security objectives such as explosives detection. Areas of significant experience and expertise include fission-energy neutron detection and imaging, anti-neutrino detection, weak source detection techniques, and high-channel-count systems. Our work includes a range of basic to applied research, and involves equipment at various technology readiness levels:- Basic Research (TRL 1-2) * Experimental study and characterization of radiation signatures encountered in nuclear security scenarios * Conception and development of new radiation detection techniques- Development of radiation detection systems (TRL 3-4) * Feasibility studies and rapid detector system prototyping * Laboratory tests of prototype systems: controlled experiments emulating relevant aspects of real-world scenarios- Field Experiments (TRL 5-6) * Deployment of mature detection systems to understand their performance in real measurement environmentsThe department specializes in designing detection systems for the anticipated radiation signature and background for a specific application. Using as much information in the expected radiation signature as possible, we design- detectors for standoff detection and localization of radiological materials- detectors for rare event signatures- antineutrino and coherent neutrino scattering detection- high resolution imaging detection systems- Discriminate between point and extended radiation sources- Identify chemical elements in 3D through high-Z shielding- detectors in high background / high rate environments- active interrogation, above ground nuclear reactor monitoring, neutron generator monitors- Particle identification and discrimination


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:


No clearance required.

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct 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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