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Tech Student - Chemist/Chemical Engineer Intern – Biomass Conversion


Job Description

Job ID: 307983
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

PNNL is involved in conducting world-class, impactful research and development for converting biomass to fuels. This position supports conducting hands-on laboratory analysis of biomass-derived process liquids (pyrolysis oil/biocrudes). The incumbent will be trained and will perform analytical techniques correctly and safely. The incumbent will be responsible for data collection, entry and calculations providing these results to senior staff and project managers.

The incumbent will also work in part on researching and writing simple python codes for the project.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Preferred Qualifications

The candidate will have an understanding of chemistry and chemical engineering principles. Hands-on experience in chemical laboratory is highly desired. Must have proficient oral and written communication skills, and ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Experience with MS OFFICE software (WORD, EXCEL, and PowerPoint in particular) is desired. Experience in python is required. Experience or chemical laboratory course is required. Desired candidate should be willing to conduct hand-on experimental research and learn the operation of chemistry analytical equipment.

Completed at least 1 year of college in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering program with course work including chemistry, chemistry laboratory, and math.

3.0 GPA or higher is preferred

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307983
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Energy Processes & Materials
Group: Chemical & Biological Process Development