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PhD Intern - Chemical Engineering

RICHLAND, WA


Job Description

Job ID: 307981
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

The student will work in primarily an analytical capacity on multiple large datasets including meteorological data, chemical species sample concentration data, and chemical filter performance data; with the potential to participate in testing opportunities. The work will focus on establishing and implementing a procedure for evaluating and representing the complexity of gaseous chemical mixtures succinctly based on historical information and recent sampling data. The analysis will aide in the overall evaluation of the impact to vapor-solid interactions by these complex mixtures along with other related areas. Opportunities may exist for student to participate in testing as well as analysis and reporting of results. In addition, due to the complexity of the problem statement there is the potential to participate in work in other related areas.

Activities would include becoming familiar with relevant historical databases and most recent available data, developing computational calculations and supporting computational packages, participating in evaluation discussions, reports, and/or presentations of results, and other related activities.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

MUST BE A US CITIZEN
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Preferred Qualifications

• Experience handling large datasets in Excel (sorting, filtering, built-in function capabilities, etc.).
• Entry-level course work or work experience related to elementary chemical engineering principles (engineering calculations, process variables, material balances, single phase systems, multiphase systems, etc.).
• Entry-level experience with basic calculation code writing (e.g. Excel Visual Basic Macros or Igor Pro).
• Entry-level course work or work experience related to sample analysis methodologies.

Active graduate student in Chemical Engineering or active graduate student in a related field with undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering.

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred
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Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307981
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Nuclear Science
Group: Experimental & Computational Engineering
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