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scientist | Intern - Radiation & ICF Target Design R&D Undergraduate Summer in Albuquerque, NM

Intern - Radiation & ICF Target Design R&D Undergraduate Summer

  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • 99999 Bonanza Blvd
  • Albuquerque, NM 87121
  • Full-Time


We are seeking an Intern R&D Undergraduate Summer to perform computational and theoretical work on a summer project\\. Potential projects include:

+ Simulation, design, and analysis of high energy power flow diagnostics used on Z experiments
+ Development of computational plasma physics tools to analyze inertial confinement fusion experiments and simulations
+ Simulation and analysis of magnetically driven fusion targets and implosion systems including comparison to experimental data
+ Development of machine learning techniques and tools for complex hydrodynamic simulations

+ Development of simulated diagnostics of inertial confinement fusion targets to better compare simulation codes to experimental data


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\\. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Working towards an undergraduate degree in physics or a closely related engineering field

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position\\.


+ Proficiency in computer programming and/or scripting languages such as Python
+ Experience with plasma simulation codes
+ Completed coursework in plasma physics
+ Desire to pursue graduate studies in a technical field

Department Description:

The ICF Target Design Department \\(1684\\) pursues theoretical and simulation based analyses and assessments of inertial confinement fusion \\(ICF\\), stockpile stewardship relevant, and other high energy density physics experiments on a variety of platforms, including the Z Facility and the National Ignition Facility \\(NIF\\)\\. The department's core competency lies in the design and analysis of high energy density experiments, with a particular focus on ICF and radiation hydrodynamics experiments\\. They rely on complex, integrated, multiphysics simulation tools, with a particular focus on the magnetohydrodynamics of high energy density plasmas, and on spectroscopic diagnosis of high energy density plasmas\\. In carrying out their mission, department 1644 collaborates closely with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory \\(LLNL\\), Los Alamos National Laboratory \\(LANL\\), and the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment \\(AWE\\)\\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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:

\\*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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