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Intern - START HBCU, Bioscience - R&D Undergraduate Summer

Livermore, CA

Job ID: 692558

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

Intern - START HBCU, Bioscience - R&D Undergraduate Summer

Sandia National Laboratories’ Bioscience Center in California seeks to hire interns to work on research projects at the interface of biology, chemistry and engineering. As a Bioscience Intern, you will join a multidisciplinary team and support exciting research projects using a wide range of molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and analytical skills to address important challenges in health, biodefense and bioenergy. 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:

  • Perform DNA sequencing and/or gene-editing

  • Carry out molecular/immunoassays/separations (e.g. rt-PCR, ELISA, agarose gels)

  • Perform histology/staining/imaging

  • Culture cells and purify proteins

  • Use technology/instrumentation (e.g. custom microfluidic systems, LC/MS, FPLC, flow-cytometry)

  • Analyze experimental data and present results to the team

Throughout 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.

Qualifications We Require:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in the spring term immediately preceding the internship (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.

  • Currently attending a Historically Black College or University (http://sites.ed.gov/whhbcu/one-hundred-and-five-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/) during the Spring term prior to this summer.

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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Laboratory and/or computational research experience

  • Experience in communicating scientific results through writing and presenting posters and/or presentations

  • Completion of some college courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, or physics

Posting Duration:

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 Applied Biosciences and Engineering group applies biological technologies towards important challenges in biotechnology, bioengineering, bioresources and environmental security, systems biology, biomaterials, and biomanufacturing and is supported by four departments with these thrusts.

The Securing Top Academic Research & Talent with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (START HBCU) Program fosters strategic academic partnerships with select HBCUs to increase research collaborations with universities with complementary research focus and expertise. START HBCU also facilitates research opportunities for qualified underrepresented minority students, who are pursuing advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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:

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: 692558

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Benefits

  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in California

  • Close proximity to first-tier universities, Silicon Valley companies, and other top research laboratories and facilities
  • Access to California’s finest public and private schools
  • Vineyards
  • Beaches
  • State Parks
  • Sports – Nearby major league franchises
  • Art haven
  • Proximity to SF Bay Area

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