Internship Round

internship - part time, unpaid

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO
Closed
Posted 39 Days ago
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO
internship - part time, unpaid
Posted 39 Days ago

Description

Posting Title Internship (year round) Algae Biotechnology . Location CO - Golden . Position Type Intern (Fixed Term) . Hours Per Week 40 . Job Description A student internship is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Bioenergy Center, in Golden, Colorado. NREL is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. We have an opening for a part-time internship in Golden, Colorado. The position is part-time (10-20 hrs/wk) during the school year and full time (40 hrs/wk) during the summer. Algal biofuels are a key developing area of research at the NBC. In particular the extraction and conversion of algal products, including lipids, and quantification and purification of carbohydrates is being investigated on a number of projects. Job Duties The intern will assist in the cultivation of algae, the fractionation of algal biomass to the main biochemical constituents and the conversion of algal biomass components to fuels and chemicals. The intern will help where needed with the analytical chemistry of a number of samples, keep notes and organize sample data and keeping up with the cultivation and physiological growth experiments in collaboration with researchers and technical staff. Since the intern will assist on a range of different projects, so a strong organizational background is needed and a willingness to perform routine tasks to support research staff. Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes Must have completed general organic chemistry, biology, molecular biology, and/or microbiology laboratory course as well as lecture courses in inorganic, analytical and organic chemistry. A strong background in chemistry or biochemistry is required. Experience with laboratory work is necessary and instrument and chromatography experience is desired.nbsp; This includes experience with the Microsoft office suite, in particular Excel and strong organizational skills are needed to set up a system for organization of large quantities of data. Strong communication skills including interpersonal, presentations, and writing required. Ability to work both independently and with a team is needed. Proficient in research techniques and practices. Solid communication, interpersonal, project management and customer relations skills. Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes Ability to independently conduct laboratory experiments, stringently follow safety guidelines, and report findings to mentor and/or supervisor. Familiarity with algal cultivation methods and biofuel production processes is desirable. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a larger research team as well as work independently. Demonstrated ability to maintain a safe working environment. Excellent communication skills. . Basic Qualifications Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting 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. Please Note: Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment. . Additional Qualifications The intern will assist in the cultivation of algae, the fractionation of algal biomass, pretreatment, extraction and conversion of algal biomass components to fuels and chemicals. The intern will help where needed with the analytical chemistry and biochemistry of a number of samples, keep notes and organize sample data and support cultivation and physiological growth experiments in collaboration with researchers and technical staff. Since the intern will assist on a range of different projects, a strong organizational background is needed and a willingness to perform routine tasks to support research staff. Preferred Qualifications . Submission Guidelines Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application. . EEO Policy NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans. NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employees Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, click here.

Skills

microsoft excel, research, communication, organization, microsoft office, project management, sales, molecular biology, biochemistry, energy management, biotechnology, laboratory skills, microbiology, presentations, renewable energy

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