: The successful candidate will be responsible for biomass pretreatment, bio\- and thermochemical processing, and assessment of the resulting biochemical intermediates\. Performance of chemical engineering and analytical tasks, including operation of the SNL Algae Testbed Facility and evaluating bioconversion pathways is required\. Basic biochemistry lab techniques, including preparation of reagents and controls using automated or fixed volume\-measuring devices as needed\. Generation of protocols, logs and other documents for routine or special assignments\. Prepare and organize written data, reports, and other documents for assessing outcomes\. The candidate will present experimental results at group meetings and present a poster at the end of the summer internship session\. Required: The successful candidate must meet the following Sandia Student Intern Requirements: Official acceptance into an accredited university's graduate program, full\-time enrollment during the spring term immediately preceding the internship period \(9 credit hours\), a minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.5/4\.0, and the ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer\. U\.S\. citizenship\. Graduate student in chemical or biochemical engineering, biotechnology, or related program\. The candidate must have good aseptic technique and chemical handling skills\. Experience with biomass pretreatment and chemical analyses is required\. The intern must have ability to work in a fast\-paced, multi\-tasking environment\. Must be able to work in a biohazard environment and comply with safety policies and procedures\. Desired: Experience with fermentation techniques and instrumentation is highly desirable\. Experience and interest in biofuels and sustainability applications is preferred\. Department Description: The Biomass Science and Conversion Technology department is dedicated to developing and advancing innovative technologies for producing the next generation of biofuels\. Our multidisciplinary staff represents a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets: molecular biology, chemistry, chemical and biochemical engineering, biophysics, computational science, and biochemistry\. We partner broadly with other Sandia departments as well as other national laboratories, industry, and universities to develop practical, science\-based solutions to national energy goals\. We also play an essential role in the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute \(JBEI\), one of three Bioenergy Research Centers in the Nation advancing the next generation of biofuel technologies\. 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
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, bio...technology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.