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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Omics Lab Prep in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311687

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Environmental Molecular Sciences

Group: Functional & Systems Biology

Job Description

The candidate will support biological sample analysis capabilities in Biological Sciences Facility (BSF) and the Environmental and Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL). This support will involve performing a variety of tasks that are important to ongoing research, examples of which may include preparation of solutions, disposal of waste, labeling of vials, maintenance of freezer space, parts cleaning and organization, laboratory cleanup, cleaning dishes, etc. As the candidate becomes fully proficient with these support tasks, opportunities may arise for direct involvement in project work based on the intern’s interests and abilities.

Minimum Qualifications

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 2.5.

Preferred Qualifications

The candidate will have completed at least a basic entry level college chemistry course and be working towards a B.S. degree in a scientific field. Laboratory experience working with pipets and volumetric glassware is highly desired. Candidate must be local as this is a year around position.

This position is intended to provide a mutually beneficial arrangement where the candidate will receive highly valuable experience working in a world class laboratory while staff will benefit from having more time to focus on advanced tasks and project work. Staff will rely heavily on the candidate to be responsible and to perform assigned tasks in a correct and efficient manner. As a result, past work history, volunteer activities, notable achievements/honors, and letters of recommendation will all be seriously considered as part of the selection process for this position.

Preferred GPA 3.0 or higher

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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Functional and Systems Biology

Opening Date: 2021-02-18

Closing Date: 2021-03-04