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Seagate - Chemist Summer Intern

Location:  Longmont, CO, US

About our group:

Seagate is seeking a high-energy, collaborative chemist for a temporary summer intern position at our facility in Longmont, Colorado with start in date in May 2022. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a global team located in the US and Asia. The function of this role is to study reactions of oxidation and degradation of materials used in the writer of Hard Disk Drives in the presence of various gases and contaminants. The chemist will work with our Material Science Engineering and Advanced Product Development teams to collect and validate data for chemical reaction identification and prediction.

About the role - you will:

  • Perform laboratory testing to evaluate materials for use in the disc drive.
  • Conduct hands-on bench work to study kinetics parameters and reaction mechanisms 
  • Identify and/or quantify chemicals by various analytical chemical methods
  • Identify and quantify the release of chemical substances from the device 
  • Work-up and analyze data sets with equipment specific software and statistical analysis software 
  • Assist with maintaining and calibrating laboratory instruments and equipment 
  • Prepare reports 

About you:

  • A passion for chemistry, science, problem solving, and creativity
  • Have innovation mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • A strong self-motivated work ethic and a keen interest in learning from others
  • The ability to work in a team environment with a positive and friendly spirit
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple demands and thrive in a collaborative and fast paced environment

Your experience includes:

  • Deep knowledge of analytical chemistry 
  • Knowledge of basic safety in a chemical laboratory
  • Hands on knowledge of Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), GC-MS, FTIR and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Mass Spectroscopy (MS) 
  • Wet chemistry experience (titration, liquid phase reactions) 
  • Ability to learn how to write engineering reports and presentations
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Chemisty, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or other related degree and enrolled in Fall 2022 courses
Colorado's 2021 Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB 19-085) requires we inform you of the estimated base hourly range for this position: $18-$24.50. Actual hourly range is based on fair market value of the role in the geography in which you live based on the requirements of the job and your skills. This posted salary range is a good faith and reasonable estimate, and Seagate reserves the right to adjust this range depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. 
Seagate offers comprehensive benefits to its eligible employees; including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, annual variable pay bonus, 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, flexible and dependent care spending accounts, health care spending account, flexible time off/vacation, paid holidays and paid parental leave.
In response to COVID-19, this position may temporarily begin and be performed virtually. Seagate is actively evaluating the virus and our employees' health and safety are our top priority. In the future, this position will report to and be performed in our Longmont, CO location.


Our Longmont product-design campus is nestled against the foothills with exceptional views of the Rocky Mountains. Here at work, you can grab breakfast and lunch in the on-site cafeteria or get an afternoon espresso, prepared by a professional barista. Our 1,500+ employees enjoy an active on-site experience from sporting activities (get in a few laps at lunch on our 1-mile walking path around campus, play ping-pong or volleyball, or stop in our 24- hour fitness center for a group or individual workout) to community service and many employee resource groups including Pride!, Women’s Leadership Network and a Young Professionals Network. 
 Interns typically work Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. The hours are subject to change with or without notice at the sole discretion of Seagate. 
Local candidates preferred. Relocation not provided. 
Location: Longmont, United States
Travel: None

Other Important information:
United States Only - Seagate believes that vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to fight COVID-19 and maintain a safer workplace. Proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination is required for all US-based employees of Seagate. This requirement applies to all employees and locations in the United States including those employees working remotely, consistent with the requirements under Executive Order 14042 for federal contractors/sub-contractors. Seagate will consider exceptions to this policy for medical or religious reasons on an individualized basis.
Seagate's EEO Statement - Seagate provides an environment where equal opportunity is available to all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (which includes pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, perceived or actual religious creed or political opinion, military and veteran status, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, taking or requesting a reasonable accommodation for a protected basis, or other basis protected by applicable law. Company-sponsored training, education, degree assistance, and social and recreational programs are also included. EEO is the Law Poster, EEO is the Law Supplement Poster, & OFCCP Pay Transparency Provision Information.