Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Glass Characterization (MSIPP EM) in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 308767
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Nuclear Science
Group: Radiological Materials
The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) Internships is a new program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) related disciplines that complement current and future missions of DOE national laboratories. The MSIPP Internship program is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our industry.
MSIPP Interns will be given the opportunity to complete Summer Internships aligned with ongoing U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) research under the direction of a host national laboratory. The internship will be performed at the host national laboratory, utilizing their facilities and equipment under the guidance of a research staff member.
Minority Serving Institutions are institutions of higher education enrolling populations with significant percentages of undergraduate minority students.
The Hanford site in Richland, WA is home to over 50 million gallons of waste stored in leaking tanks. An accepted approach for trapping this waste in a stable form is the process of vitrification. This involves the conversion of waste into a glassy form. To optimize this process for a resulting glass product that has ideal properties, extensive experimentation should be done to understand how the glass structure and properties are related and how do we control this relationship.
Student will assist team of researchers with experimental work including glass processing (preparation of experimental glasses), preparation of chemical batches for heat treatments or melting, and preparation of samples for analysis. Analysis of samples will include optical microscopy with image analysis, thermal analysis by thermal gravimetric methods, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD).
Presentation of experimental work and data to staff at meetings is required. Student(s) are encouraged to follow up research with a publication.
For more information about The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) Internships, please visit http://srnl.doe.gov/msipp/internships.htm .
To see all MSIPP position postings visit: https://orise.orau.gov/msipp/ .
MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN
Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 3.0.
Main requirements: College chemistry with laboratory experience, computer skills (e.g. excel, powerpoint), and experience writing reports.
No previous traiing is required, on-the-job training will be provided.
Eligible applicants must:
Be a citizen of the United States,
Be at least 18 years of age ,
Currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited Minority Serving Institution,
Working toward a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree, and
Have an undergraduate or graduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Materials Science and Engineering or chemistry degree ideal.
Physical sciences, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or related are acceptable.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Job Category: Undergraduate Internships
Group: Radiological Materials
Opening Date: 2019-01-09
Closing Date: 2019-02-02