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Intern - Analytical & Materials Sciences R&D Undergrad Year Round

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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The Analytical and Materials Sciences Department is searching for a responsible and conscientious undergraduate year-round student intern researcher, with the ability and aptitude to work in a team-oriented experimental materials research laboratory led by Sandia researchers. The successful candidate will be a student pursuing college studies in chemistry, physics, materials science, or engineering; and have strong academic performance with the ability to be effectively mentored by more experienced researchers. The ideal candidate will have relevant science course experience and relevant hands on experimental experience or aptitude commensurate with their education level.

The candidate will be trained in the use of characterization tools and technique, and will help staff and technologists perform general laboratory support duties in one or more of the following areas:

+ Assist with the preparation of samples for materials characterization
+ Learn and utilize materials characterization tools such as optical microscopes, SEM, mass spectrometers, FT-IR, DTA, TGA, XPS and AES.
+ Assist with testing material properties (X-ray diffraction, etching, polishing, mechanical and electrical testing)
+ Basic wet chemistry techniques, chemical synthesis, and materials characterization


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 Requirements:

+ Good verbal and written communication skills
+ Ability to contribute in a team environment
+ General knowledge and good understanding of a suite of software, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
+ Conscientious and detail oriented


+ Have experience or desire to work in a materials/chemistry/chemical or mechanical laboratory in general

Department Description:

The Analytical and Tritium Technologies Department is responsible for performing chemical and physical testing of materials and components for the Neutron Tube and Neutron Generator Production Programs within the Neutron Generator Production Center. The Department consists of laboratories specializing in defect/failure analysis, surface chemistry, radiochemistry, metallurgy and Ceramics, wet-chemistry and instrumental analysis, gas dynamics and mass spectrometry and particulate contamination control. Our goal is to provide technical expertise, consultation and analysis capabilities required to support the Centers production mission.

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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-12-02 Expires: 2020-01-02

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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