Undergrad Researcher Intern
Job Description: The Materials Processing Division of Applied Research Lab (ARL) is looking for several highly motivated undergraduate students to assist with various activities in the Materials Processing Division. Typical duties for a broad range of programs involving cold spray, sputtering, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, hot pressing, plating, and microelectronics fabrication, may include:
- Material synthesis
- Device fabrication
- Process simulation for fabrication
- Development of advanced materials and material systems
Potential material systems include:
- Mixed combination for corrosion resistance, wear resistance, erosion resistance, thermal protection, or optical performance.
Other activities include:
- Development of finite element models
- Set up and monitor experimental designs
- Compile and analyze data for a wide range of materials and coatings. Materials and coatings could be comprised of nanocomposite, nanolayered, multilayered, functionally graded, and multifunctional material systems. These systems are primarily used for property enhancement and performance for a variety of applications in the aerospace, defense, tooling, biomedical, nuclear, microelectronic and optical industries.
Students Majoring in the following are encouraged to apply:
- Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Engineering Science
- Aerospace Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
The successful candidates will work up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and 40 hours/week over the summer. This is a paid internship located at ARL’s Innovation Park location (230 building); relocation and housing are not provided.
Candidate selected may be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen
ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.
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- Job Requisition ID: REQ_0000011243
Location: University Park Campus
- Job Family: Part-Time Staff
- Time Type: Part Time
- Job Type: Part-Time Non-Academic
- Supervisory Organization: DRRU - Applied Research Lab (ARL)-04220-Metals,
Ceramics, and Coatings Processing- JM
- Hiring Manager: Douglas Wolfe
To apply, go to https://hr.psu.edu/careers and sign into workday. From there, proceed to “career”, then “career oppurtunites” under “view”, and finally search for “REQ_0000011243”