: Student interns will work with staff members in an existing research program developing neutron detection and imaging capabilities for nuclear non\-proliferation and security applications\. Specific tasks may include detector modeling and simulation, detector assembly and construction, troubleshooting electronics and data acquisition, data collection, and data analysis\. We will identify a self\-contained project consistent with each student's interests to be completed by the end of the summer internship\. Required: 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\.15/4\.0+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer+ U\.S\. citizenship Undergraduate course work in physics or nuclear engineering\. Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position\. Desired: Should be excited to learn and apply new skills, and motivated to contribute meaningfully to a cutting\-edge research project\. Should be comfortable working collaboratively in a small team\. Department Description: The Radiation and Nuclear Detection Systems department undertakes research and development of ionizing radiation and rare signature detection systems to address broad nuclear security needs in support of various US Government programs\. Through internal collaborations our department targets applications in neutron generators, nuclear proliferation detection, nuclear non\-proliferation, international safeguards, arms control treaty verification, radiological emergency response, and other national security objectives such as explosives detection\. Areas of significant experience and expertise include fission\-energy neutron detection and imaging, anti\-neutrino detection, weak source detection techniques, and high\-channel\-count systems\. Our work includes a range of basic to applied research, and involves equipment at various technology readiness levels:\- Basic Research \(TRL 1\-2\) \* Experimental study and characterization of radiation signatures encountered in nuclear security scenarios \* Conception and development of new radiation detection techniques\- Development of radiation detection systems \(TRL 3\-4\) \* Feasibility studies and rapid detector system prototyping \* Laboratory tests of prototype systems: controlled experiments emulating relevant aspects of real\-world scenarios\- Field Experiments \(TRL 5\-6\) \* Deployment of mature detection systems to understand their performance in real measurement environmentsThe department specializes in designing detection systems for the anticipated radiation signature and background for a specific application\. Using as much information in the expected radiation signature as possible, we design\- detectors for standoff detection and localization of radiological materials\- detectors for rare event signatures\- antineutrino and coherent neutrino scattering detection\- high resolution imaging detection systems\- Discriminate between point and extended radiation sources\- Identify chemical elements in 3D through high\-Z shielding\- detectors in high background / high rate environments\- active interrogation, above ground nuclear reactor monitoring, neutron generator monitors\- Particle identification and discrimination About Sandia: 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\. Security Clearance: No clearance required\. This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\. Sandia will conduct 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\. EEO Statement: Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, bio...technology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.