Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Nano and Micro Sensors R&D Undergrad Year Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Nano and Micro Sensors Department at Sandia National Laboratories is a seeking highly motivated candidate for a Student Internship starting in the Spring of 2018 to assist in the development of a transdermal electrochemical health monitor. This student will fabricate electrochemical transducers to be integrated with microneedle sensors for biosensing applications. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field. The student would be expected to work independently, under supervision, and as a part of a team.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Assist in the development, testing, and analysis of the electrochemical transducers
- Validate the system ex vitro and integrate with fabricated microneedles
- Perform maintenance and care of these systems along with proper documentation to ensure proper laboratory protocols
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
- Upper-level undergraduate student enrolled in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related fields with particular emphasis on electrochemistry
- Coursework completed: general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, chemistry lab, general biology, though biochemistry, genetics, and physiology are also acceptable
- Lab experience is preferred, however, leadership roles in non-technical fields may also be suitable
- Independent worker
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills
- Desire to work in a multidisciplinary environment
- Excellent references
- General laboratory experience
- Experience with benchtop chemistry, data collection and analysis and electrochemistry
The Nano and Micro Sensors Department at Sandia National Labs specializes in miniature sensors and sensor-based system for a variety of sensing modalities including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE). These sensors and systems can be built into wearable, handheld, UAV or fixed/installed formats. We have a strong emphasis on nano, micro and mesoscale fabrication in our R&D including the capability to integrate custom electronics developed in our MESA cleanroom complex. Our technologies are designed to be non-invasive or minimally invasive, and easy to use in the field or at the point of care. We have a strong multi-disciplinary effort, an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to partner with government, commercial/industry and university as needed to develop solutions to a variety of portable sensing problems. We collaborate extensively with other groups at Sandia responsible for analytical and synthetic chemistry, biotechnology, bioengineering, systems biology, systems engineering, bioenergy, biodefense, nanobiology and microelectronics. Accordingly, there is an emphasis on integrating materials, coatings, nanoparticles, etc. within sensor based systems.
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.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.
Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and 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.
Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT