Intern - Materials Reliability - R&D Undergraduate Year-Round

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7074604 (Ref.No. 674739)
Posted: January 27, 2021

Job Description

We are seeking a Year Round - R&D Undergraduate Intern to join our dynamic team! We anticipate a combination of on site and off site work for this position, depending on current regulations. On any given day, you may be called on to perform any of the following: On site work, including: + Assist staff, postdoctoral appointees and/or graduate students in electrochemical/corrosion experiments and testing + Process experiment and test data using software such as MatLab, Origin, EC-Lab, etc. + Document experiment details and results in report, presentation, or peer-reviewed publication form Offsite work, including: + Categorize and input data from previous ongoing projects related to additive manufacturing into a materials database + Process experiment data + Perform scientific literature searches to learn the current state of the art in corrosion-related sciences + Document experiment details and results in a report, presentation, or peer-reviewed publication : 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.

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

In order to excel in this position, the ideal candidate will have the following desired qualifications: + Currently pursuing a degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or a closely related field + Experience with chemical handling, corrosion, general electrochemistry, mechanical testing, metallurgy, and/or metal additive manufacturing techniques + Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite + Familiarity with MatLab, Origin, EC-Lab or other data processing software

Department Description:

The reliability of devices, components, and ultimately systems is directly affected by the properties and interactions of their constituent materials. The prime goal of the Materials Reliability Department is to ensure that effective materials-related information is provided to customers who design and field high-consequence hardware, such that long-term reliability will be attained. Our department's R&D activities focus on the needs of Sandia's Nuclear Weapons program customers. We also provide support to customers in other areas including Energy and Environment and National Security Programs. We have expertise in gas/solid interactions, corrosion and electrochemistry, and the aging and mechanical properties of ceramics, glasses and other brittle materials. We provide this expertise and support to our customers during all phases of design, production, storage, use, and retirement.

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: *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, 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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