Intern - Image analysis of Electron Microscopy Data, R&D UG Summer
What Your Job Will Be Like
We are looking for an Intern - Image analysis of Electron Microscopy Data, R&D UG Summer.
This project will provide an opportunity to develop skills and experiences in the analysis of nanoscale and atomic-resolution electron microscopy data. The project will focus on interfaces and crystalline defects in metallic materials imaged using state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy methods.
The intern will apply image analysis methods to quantify nanoscale image features working in close collaboration with ongoing materials research efforts. In addition to applying established analysis methods, the intern will also have the opportunity to develop, refine, and validate alternative techniques.
Although the primary focus of the project will be on post-acquisition data analysis, the intern will also work with the mentor on electron microscopy imaging experiments. Throughout the project, the intern will participate in research group meetings and will have opportunities to present their findings in both informal and formal settings.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Develop software in Python and Matlab
- Analyze micrographs of structural materials
- Present on your work
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.
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 (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. citizen, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.
Qualifications We Desire
Candidate applications will be evaluated based on:
- Prior course work and/or practical experience using a scientific or engineering programming language (e.g. Python, Matlab, or equivalent).
- Prior course-work in linear algebra, vector mathematics, and calculus.
- Introductory undergraduate background in materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry, engineering, or closely related field.
Additional desired qualifications include:
- Familiarity with experimental data analysis, including statistics, image processing, or spectral processing.
- Introductory course work in crystal structures and crystallographic computations.
About Our Team
The Energy Nanomaterials Department is a research organization specializing in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for energy and national security applications. Projects and capabilities in the department's research portfolio include nanoporous materials for sensing, catalysis, energy harvesting, and gas storage; materials for energy and hydrogen storage; and nanoscale materials characterization including extensive electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, nanoindentation instrumentation, and X-ray diffraction.
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.
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 needs 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.