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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - START HBCU Bioscience R&D Undergrad Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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We are seeking an Intern – START HBCU Bioscience R&D Undergrad Summer

The Securing Top Academic Research Talent at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (START HBCU) Institute is designed to provide research collaborations with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and to develop an intentional talent pipeline for minority students in STEM. We are interested in identifying candidates from HBCUs and growing collaboration opportunities between HBCUs and Sandia. A key part of this is through granting summer internships to undergraduate students to work at Sandia National Laboratories. The START HBCU Institute will hire interns into several critical mission areas for summer 2022.

As a Bioscience Intern at Sandia, you will be guided by a technical mentor and work closely with a team of researchers and interns on issues of national significance.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Work on a wide-range of bioscience research projects;

  • Learn experimental protocols to carry out laboratory work safely;

  • Follow procedures to make buffers and reagents as required for experimental needs;

  • Maintain algae and/or bacteria cultures on plates and in liquid medium;

  • Develop hands-on lab experience using cutting-edge instrumentation;

  • Assist in experiment execution to meet project milestones;

  • Provide entry level general lab up-keep and support;

  • Complete required safety training;

  • Catalog your research in an electronic lab notebook and present your work in lab and department meetings.

Through your internship, you will learn laboratory skills and join a high-performing research team. Students will be expected to demonstrate increasing levels of independence and responsibility and must show a commitment to operate in and contribute to a safe operating environment.

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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 (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) 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 40 hours per week during the summer

  • U.S. citizenship

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.

Additional requirements:

  • Attendance at a Historically Black College/University during the spring 2022 academic term

    Desired:

  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major

  • Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

  • Must have had general chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry or molecular biology coursework completed or the equivalent with previous laboratory experience in a biological laboratory

  • Eagerness to learn new skills in chemistry, biochemistry and/or molecular biology

  • Ability to work on-site in Albuquerque, NM

    Department Description:

    The Molecular and Microbiology Department, the Biological & Chemical Sensors Department, and the Computational Bio & Biophysics Department sit within the Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear Defense and Energy Technologies Center. The Center performs exploratory science and develops technology to address pressing national needs in energy security, homeland security, and national defense. Through extensive partnerships inside and outside Sandia, the Center is focused on understanding and countering natural, traditional and engineered biological threats, as well as on developing alternative lignocellulosic and algal-derived transportation biofuels. The Molecular and Microbiology Department conducts fundamental and applied research in cell biology, immunology, genomics, and microbiology, with a focus on the development and use of innovative bioanalytical technologies such as synthetic biology, nanotechnology, multi-omics, advanced optical imaging, and data analysis tools to advance the understanding of biological systems. The Biological and Chemical Sensors Department at Sandia National Laboratories specializes in miniature sensors and sensor-based system for a variety of sensing applications including chemical, biological, and explosives.

    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 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.

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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.

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