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Job #: R-00089286
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Part Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Description

Job Description:

Mineral Solubility Scientist Laboratory Intern

UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL


At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

We are in search of a Mineral Solubility Scientist Intern to conduct laboratory experiments to understand energy infrastructure risks associated with mineral scaling.  This position will involve on site research and development support for the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) at its Pittsburgh, PA office.  As a core member of the team, you will work alongside geochemists, engineers, geologists, and data and computer scientists as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific, and technically oriented national laboratory team that produces technological solutions for America’s energy challenges.  From developing creative innovations for efficient and resilient energy systems to environmental stewardship of energy resources, NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support the transition to a carbon-neutral energy future, stimulate a growing economy, and improve the health, safety, and security of all Americans.  Highly skilled people at NETL’s three research sites – Albany, Oregon; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – conduct a broad range of research activities that support the Department of Energy’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

THE MISSION

From developing creative innovations for efficient and resilient energy systems to environmental stewardship of energy resources, NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support the transition to a carbon-neutral energy future, stimulate a growing economy, and improve the health, safety, and security of all Americans.  Highly skilled people at NETL’s three research sites – Albany, Oregon; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – conduct a broad range of research activities that support the Department of Energy’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

Come join the Leidos Research Support Team supporting the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), where you’ll be able to work side by side conducting research with world-class scientists and engineers using state of the art equipment to contribute to new areas of basic and applied research; discover, integrate, and mature technology solutions to enhance the nation’s energy foundation and protect the environment for future generations. You will contribute to the development of patents, written reports, journal articles, and contribute to presentations on findings, highlights, and innovative solutions in DOE-sanctioned meetings, scientific conferences, and national committees. Explore the Research Support Services (RSS) contract for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) here - https://netl.doe.gov/

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

THE CHALLENGE

Aspiring candidates should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of appropriate laboratory safety protocols or experience with laboratory safety procedures through course-prescribed or other laboratory experience.
  • Working understanding or interest in equilibrium chemistry.
  • Ability to execute protocols effectively to produce accurate and reliable results.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with planning mineral solubility tests to explore the risks of mineral scale in energy infrastructure in extreme (high pressure and temperature) environments.
  • Independently conduct high pressure and temperature mineral solubility testing; including experimental setup, execution, and cleanup with careful attention to laboratory safety protocols.
  • Collaborate with fellow research scientists to evaluate the experimental results and assess their implications for mineral scale risk in energy infrastructure.
  • Document high pressure and temperature experimental procedure, preparation, and data collection for reporting.
  • Work collaboratively to meet a pre-determined scientific and data driven goal for the project. 

WHAT SETS YOU APART: (Required Skills)

  • Candidates must currently be attending a university working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a physical science or engineering and maintain a GPA of 2.8 or better.
  • Course work in thermodynamic equilibrium chemistry, geochemistry, or similar and ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of equilibrium solubility dynamics.
  • Ability to work with others to execute a plan and deliver established scientific outcomes.
  • Working knowledge of basic laboratory equipment such as or similar to densimeters, viscometers, pH meters, etc.
  • Interest in scientific research related to energy infrastructure risk assessment.

YOU MIGHT ALSO HAVE: (Preferred Skills)

  • Experience in conducting experiments at elevated temperatures and pressures.
  • Experience with geochemical or aqueous equilibrium chemistry modelling.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $30,100.00 - $41,000.00 - $51,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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