NREL Graduate Intern – Polymers in Golden, Colorado
Graduate Intern – Polymers
CO - Golden
Intern (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
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
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.
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.
Experience using DSC, TGA, GC and polymer characterization methods is preferred.
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