HiFunda is a Utah-based technology incubator company focused on developing new materials-related technologies for energy, defense, and commercial applications. As a technology incubator, HiFunda develops innovative high-potential materials-based solutions, reduces technology risk, and increases the technology readiness level of these technologies through product development/R&D, and when appropriate launches product-oriented new businesses that are highly focused on commercialization of specific technologies.
HiFunda is seeking a qualified research and development (R&D) intern to support our collaborative R&D projects. The R&D intern will preferably have previous laboratory or work experience and must be proficient in using the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). The ideal candidate will have experience working together in teams with effective communication skills for a wide range of projects. Previous experience setting up and executing experiments, documenting test plans and results in a laboratory notebook, automated data collection, data analysis, and reporting is desired. Experience with materials testing equipment, such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), mechanical testing, specific surface area (SSA) determination via BET testing, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is preferred. An ideal candidate will be in their junior or senior year of classwork in an appropriate science or engineering field with a high GPA. Leading candidates will have demonstrated the ability to execute ongoing project work successfully and have the ability to think creatively to come up with new ideas.
US Citizenship or green card is required. HiFunda is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values differences among our team, customers, vendors, and the communities in which we live and conduct business. Our continued success and growth are enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout the company and our communities. HiFunda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Starting salary is $16/hour and up, commensurate with experience and fit. This position is for 20 to 25 hours per week and is flexible around school schedules.
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