Intern - Modeling and Simulation of Materials (MSIPP/NSAM-ML) - R&D Gradaute Summer
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What Your Job Will Be Like:
Are you interested in expanding you knowledge of modeling and simulation as a member of a team of scientists and engineers at a DOE national laboratory? We are seeking graduate student summer interns in the areas of atomistic materials modeling and high-performance scientific computing as part of the NNSA Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) Consortium for Nuclear Security Advanced Manufacturing Enhanced by Machine Learning (NSAM-ML). As an intern in Sandia's Center for Computing Research, you will address challenges in atomistic materials modeling for engineering materials using our LAMMPS molecular dynamics code and other software tools. This position provides the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse set of colleagues including researchers from your own field, applications specialists, and others. Internships are restricted to students at the three NSAM-ML consortium schools: North Carolina Central University, Southern University at Baton Rouge, and Elizabeth City State University. Join our team of scientists and researchers and make a difference!
We are seeking an Intern Summer - R&D Grad
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Engage with Sandia technical staff in the area of atomistic materials modeling
Design, execute, and evaluate simulations of materials systems using the LAMMPS molecular dynamics code and other software tools
Participate in Sandia's Center for Computing Research Summer Intern Program
Qualifications We Require:
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
Earned bachelor's degree
Currently attending and enrolled full time in the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, aslyees or refugees in the U.S.
Internships are restricted to students at the three NSAM-ML consortium schools: North Carolina Central University, Southern University at Baton Rouge, and Elizabeth City State University.
Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.
Qualifications We Desire:
Interest in teaming to tackle challenging interdisciplinary R&D problems in support of DOE missions
Experience in computing, for example application of computer simulation software
Software development and programming experience (for example C++, C, Fortran, Matlab, Java, or Python)
Knowledge of materials science and engineering
Communication skills appropriate for participating in multi-disciplinary research teams
A dedication to encouraging an inclusive culture, as demonstrated in your application materials
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.
About Our Team:
The Computational Multiscale Department performs outstanding research and development in physics-based materials modeling and high-performance computing. We combine expertise across multiple fields to solve science and engineering problems in support of the DOE mission. Our team brings together authorities in density functional theory, molecular dynamics, direct simulation Monte Carlo, microstructure modeling, continuum mechanics, equations of state, and peridynamics. We lead a number of software development efforts, including the LAMMPS molecular dynamics code and the FitSNAP machine learning interatomic potential software, and strive to advance the state of the art in materials modeling through a wide range of collaborations across the laboratories.
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
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.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.
Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. 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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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.
Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.
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.
NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:
If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.
If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.
Job ID: 692737
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