: We are seeking an Intern \- Radiation & Nuclear Detection Systems R&D Grad Summer As a radiation & nuclear detection intern, you will work with R&D staff members to develop neutron detection and imaging capabilities for nuclear non\-proliferation and security applications\. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Create models and simulations of detectors+ Assemble and construct detectors+ Troubleshoot electronics+ Collect data+ Conduct data analysis Required: You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements: + Earned bachelor's degree+ Currently attending and enrolled full time \(or scheduled to graduate in the spring\) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer+ U\.S\. citizenship Additional requirements + Earned bachelor's degree in physics or nuclear engineering \(or related field\) Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position\. Desired: Preferred Qualifications: + Willingness to learn and apply new skills+ Motivated to contribute meaningfully to a cutting\-edge research project+ 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: 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 must 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 DOE security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must 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\. EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.
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About Sandia National Laboratories
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, biotechnology, 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.