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Excellent internships opportunities are available at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO 80401. Don’t forget to apply Intern – Catalysis Design for before application deadline.
Job: Intern – Catalysis Design
Full-time, Part-time, Internship
Company: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Location: Golden, CO 80401
There is a student internship 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 immediate opening for a part-time undergraduate intern to assist with the synthesis and purification of polymeric catalyst materials for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals.
The successful candidate will support polymer catalyst synthesis by performing monomer oxidation and reduction reactions in glass reactor set-ups at controlled temperatures. Subsequent purification techniques will involve the use of thin layer and column chromatography, rotary evaporation, filtration, and Schlenk line based-vacuum drying prior to final polymerization.
Desired Education and Experience
Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Material Science, or Chemical Engineering; ability to learn fundamental catalysis and synthetic organic chemistry methods and terminology; experience searching, reading, and interpreting peer-reviewed journal articles; experience working with Microsoft Office software tools.
Additional Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated excellence in technical coursework; excellent writing skills; troubleshooting and problem-solving skills; attention to detail; dedication to a safe and clean work environment; ability to work independently or in multi-disciplinary teams and to deliver high-quality results within aggressive timelines; ability to contribute at least 8-12 hours of time per week.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
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.
Experience in catalysis and/or synthetic organic chemistry research; in 3rd or 4th year of Bachelor’s program.
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