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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Post-Undergraduate Internship (Year Round) – BioProcess Separations in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Post-Undergraduate Internship (Year Round) – BioProcess Separations

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Description

There is a post-bachelor’s position 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.

NREL’s National Bioenergy Center is conducting research to improve biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals, particularly on chemical separations of bioproducts from fermentation broth.

  • The candidate will assist in the development and evaluation of processes for the production of high value products from bio-derived chemicals.

  • This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate who desires to obtain relevant laboratory experience in preparation for graduate school or a career in the biofuels or biochemical industries.

  • Ability to follow safety protocols and standard laboratory operating procedures.

This position is seeking a recent graduate in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline with a desire to work in a laboratory setting and gain experience in biofuels/biochemicals research.

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Basic Qualifications

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline. Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Please Note:

•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.

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Additional Required Qualifications

  • Ability to conduct laboratory experiments, with minimal supervision, with a strpmg safety record is required.

  • Ability to follow standard laboratory operating procedures.

  • Ability to work in a team with other researchers and technicians.

  • Familiarity with general separations techniques - such as TLC, flash chromatography, distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, analytical methods (GC and HPLC) and chemical synthesis techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

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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.

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EEO Policy

NREL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard basis of age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

NREL is subject to Department of Energy (DOE) access restrictions. All candidates must be authorized to access the facility per DOE rules and guidance within a reasonable time frame for the specified position in order to be considered for an interview. DOE rules for site access during the interview process are the same regardless of whether the candidate is interviewed on-site, off-site, or via telephone or videoconference. Additionally, DOE contractor employees are prohibited from participating in certain Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs (FGTRPs). If a candidate is currently participating in an FGTRP, they will be required to disclose their participation after receiving an offer of employment and may be required to disengage from participation in the FGTRP prior to commencing employment. Any offer of employment is conditional on the ability to obtain work authorization and to be granted access to NREL by the Department of Energy (DOE). We understand that COVID-19 may have caused delays or closures at offices, consulates, and embassies. However, NREL cannot make exceptions to work authorization and access requirements, and exceptions to these requirements are not being made for COVID-19 related delays.

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