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Graduate undergraduate Intern Sustainable Aviation Fuel Rd job at NREL in Golden CO
Description, duties, responsibilities
Year-Round Graduate/Undergraduate Intern (Year-Round) - Sustainable Aviation Fuel R&D
CO - Golden
Intern (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden Colorado is the nations primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) seeks a graduate or undergraduate Student Intern for experimental research assignments. NREL is the nations primary laboratory for research development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The candidate will assist with experimental studies in the catalytic production of sustainable aviation fuels and evaluating the impacts of variations in feedstock composition catalyst and process conditions on product distributions and fuel properties. Interdisciplinary collaboration and a desire to advance our understanding at the intersection of fundamental science and industrial application is paramount.
Interns working in this area will conduct small-scale experiments involving sample preparation assisting in catalytic upgrading experiments product analysis using gas chromatography and analysis of the collected data for the estimation of relevant parameters.
This intern will perform experiments using a laboratory batch reactor and pack-bed reactor conduct benchtop wet chemistry techniques and separations and analyze the resulting data. The successful candidate will display an ability to conduct laboratory experiments sometimes with minimal supervision with the utmost regard to safety. The candidate will communicate their work results in variety of formats including verbal updates written reports and graphic presentations. The ideal candidate will be detail and safety-oriented a fast learner and have the ability to follow established experimental protocols. An ability to learn new techniques and communicate clearly is required.
The ideal intern candidate will be pursuing or recently graduated with a bachelors degree in chemical engineering chemistry or related discipline with a strong desire to work in a laboratory setting and gain experience in biofuels research is preferred.
This is an excellent opportunity for a student invested in the NREL mission who desires relevant laboratory experience in preparation for graduate school or a career in the biofuels or chemical industries.
Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelors Masters or PhD degree program or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
You will need to upload official or unofficial school transcripts as part of the application process.
If selected for position a letter of recommendation will be required as part of the hiring process.
Additional Required Qualifications
Additional Required Qualifications
Demonstrated general laboratory experience and exposure to analytical chemistry organic chemistry and chemical engineering principles
Attention to detail a fast learner and have excellent time management skills
Work well with a variety of personality types with various backgrounds and display clear communication skills
Experience following Standard Lab Safety Procedures and setting a safe example
Willing to take direction and work independently to support team goals
Experience working with high pressure and temperature chemical reactors
Experience with catalyst synthesis and characterization techniques
Experience with fuel analysis and fuel property measurements
Demonstrated technical problem-solving skills
Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)
Annual Salary Range: $31600 - $50600
Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidates education training and experience as well as the positions work location expected quality and quantity of work required travel (if any) external market and internal value including seniority and merit systems and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act a potential new employees salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.
Benefits include medical dental and vision insurance; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match; and sick leave (where required by law). NREL employees may be eligible for but are not guaranteed performance- merit- and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Internships projected to be less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for medical dental or vision benefits.
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