Intern - Electronic, Optical and Nanomaterials R&D Undergraduate Year-Round

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7086874 (Ref:678721)

Posted: October 9, 2021

Job Description

We are seeking Year-Round R&D Undergraduate Intern to join our dynamic team! Are you passionate about hands-on physics and materials science research? If so, we invite you to apply to join Sandia’s Electronic, Optical, and Nano Materials department as an Undergraduate Intern.In this role, you will have the opportunity to: + Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers to tackle unique research challenges. + Synthesize and mix materials and co-fire them to form composities + Characterize material properties such as viscosity, particle size, thermal analysis, phase identification with X-ray diffraction, microstructural analysis with optical and scanning electron microscopy + Compile results into presentations, memos, and publications for scientific journals. Our team has an immediate opportunity for a year-round undergraduate intern focused on processing of ceramic and composite materials. This internship is for hands-on laboratory work. As a department, we synthesize and characterize new materials and evaluate performance and reliability of electronic devices. Outstanding undergraduate students in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and related fields of study are encouraged to apply. You will have an opportunity to learn from and work with a diverse group of Sandia staff, technologists, postdocs, and fellow student interns. Sandia, and our department, highly value supporting interns in their professional and academic growth. : Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. : This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

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 + 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

Desired:
+ Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or related field of study + Time management and organizational skills + Prior work experience. This prior experience need not be in a research environment; experience in service-oriented entry jobs is welcome as well + Introductory classes in materials, mechanics, and/or chemistry and/or experience with scientific instrumentation + Computer skills including Microsoft office, data analysis, reporting, and programming + Experience documenting and presenting work in reports, memos, and presentations + Hands-on mechanical and materials processing/synthesis skills + Candidates must reside within commuting distance to Sandia National Laboratories’ Albuquerque locations

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 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical 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 Q-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 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

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.


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