NREL Graduate Intern – Polymers in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Graduate Intern – Polymers

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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

NREL’s National Bioenergy Center is seeking a full-time, year-round, laboratory intern to assist in conducting research to improve biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for synthesizing and characterizing polymers and polymer precursors

  • Will have experience in laboratory synthesis of organic molecules and polymers

  • Have the ability to conduct laboratory experiments, sometimes with minimal supervision, with the utmost regard to safety

  • Be detail and safety-oriented, a fast learner, and have the ability to follow established experimental protocols

  • Be interested and driven to learn new techniques

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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: You will need to upload unofficial transcripts and a letter of recommendation as part of the application process.

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Additional Qualifications

Must be a graduate student in chemistry or chemical engineering with a strong desire to work in a laboratory setting and gain experience in biofuels research.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using DSC, TGA, GC and polymer characterization methods is preferred.

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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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