Argonne National Laboratory

Job Openings
"The education of young people in science is at least as important, maybe more so, than the research itself." - Glenn Seaborg

Requirements for the Co-op Program:

Grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale; U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident; completed at least the first semester of sophomore year; enrolled full-time in a U.S. college or university. Laboratory policy requires that at the time of employment, prospective employees pass a physical examination which includes drug testing performed by the Laboratory’s Medical Division at no cost to the prospective employee. A satisfactory background investigation is also required.

Compensation:

The salary range is based on academic rank and academic discipline, and prior experience.

Hours:

Students must to commit at least one year of work which include a maximum of 19 hours per week while classes are in session, and full-time during summer and academic breaks, with some adjustments for final exams or major academic project work.

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter which should include the position you are interested in below, résumé and letter of reference to Lisa Reed at lisareed@anl.gov.

 

Job Openings

Argonne National Laboratory, one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) major research centers, is pleased to announce the following opportunities for college and university undergraduates students to participate in the Laboratory’s ongoing programs.

Part-Time Computer Science Co-op

The Information Solutions (IS) group of the Advanced Photon Source Engineering Support Division at Argonne National Laboratory is looking for a part-time Computer Science Co-op student to assist Software Engineer (IT staff) in the following activities:

  • Design and develop oracle database models, stored procedures, plsql packages
  • Design and code web applications with oracle database back-end
  • Design and develop dynamic Web interface with HTML, Css, JavaScript, jQuery, extJS libaries
  • Maintain and query data from oracle database
  • Fix bugs and enhance the enterprise applications

Qualifications

  • Good knowledge and some experience in designing and creating dynamic web interface with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, and extJS
  • Good knowledge and some experience of OO programming with Java and PHP, and other computer languages such as Python, Linux scripts, SQL, etc.
  • Good knowledge of enterprise application MVC frameworks, such as Spring, JavaServer Faces, ZEND framework
  • Good knowledge in data structure and relational database
  • Good trouble shooting and problem solving skills
  • Fast learner for new technologies
  • Basic knowledge of networking, operating system and hardware

 

Information Technology, Computer Science or Related Field – Argonne Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute at Argonne National Laboratory is looking for a part-time student in information technology beginning immediately. This individual will assist Institute staff in working with information by creating databases, analyses, and graphics.

Responsibilities:

Scope of work duties will include but not limited to the following:

  • Combine information from multiple sources into a single spreadsheet or database
  • Perform basic statistical analysis on the information
  • Create persuasive graphical representations of the analysis and summary descriptions
  • Assist in supporting new uses of software such as LinkedIn and Microsoft Dynamics

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in an IT, computer science, or related field
  • Interest in business analytics
  • A minimum of sophomore standing

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good understanding of basic statistics
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, LinkedIn, and Microsoft Dynamics

 

Computer Science/Web Developer or Related Field - Communications, Education and Public Affairs Division

The Creative Services group of the Communications, Education and Public Affairs Division at Argonne National Laboratory is looking for two (2) part-time Computer Science Co-op students. The students will assist the senior web developer in the following activities:

  • Update and maintain information-oriented and dynamic web sites for internal and external use
  • Build page layouts using Argonne’s web content management systems (WordPress and Drupal)
  • Prepare and load content and images
  • Interact and collaborate with members of the creative services team

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Very good oral and written communication skills as well as good interpersonal relationship skills
  • Attention to detail and quality of work
  • Experience maintaining and configuring WordPress sites
  • Experience configuring WordPress themes and plugins
  • Experience optimizing and working with images for the web
  • Considerable knowledge of HTML 5
  • Considerable knowledge of CSS
  • Familiar with responsive design concepts
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience developing WordPress themes and plugins
  • Familiar with UX design principles
  • Knowledge of PHP, Sass, Twig
  • Experience working with Drupal
  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript
  • Knowledge of task runners like Grunt or Gulp
  • Experience developing in a Vagrant environment
  • Version control experience

Requirements:

  • College sophomore or junior in a Computer Science/Web Developer related field;
  • Demonstrated proficiency Co-op students are preferred to commit at least one year of work;
  • Sixteen (16) hours per week while classes are in session, and full-time during summer and academic breaks, with some adjustments for final exams or major academic project work.

 

Computer Science or Related Field – Engineering Support Division of the Advanced Photon Source

The Information Technology (IT) group of the Advanced Photon Source Engineering Support Division at Argonne is looking for a part-time Computer Science Co-op student to assist Software Engineer (IT staff) in the following activities:

  • Assist in the installation of Windows and Macintosh hardware and software
  • Assist in network and hardware troubleshooting
  • Design and development dynamic Web interface with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, extJS libraries
  • Assist in the development of software projects as determined by IT staff
  • Fix bugs and enhance existing applications

Required qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of and some experience in designing and creating dynamic web interfaces with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Flask, jQuery, and Bootstrap
  • Good knowledge and some experience with Object Oriented programming with Python and PHP, and other computer languages such as Linux scripts, SQL, etc.
  • Good knowledge in data structures and relational database concepts
  • Good trouble shooting and problem solving skills
  • Fast learner for new technologies
  • Basic knowledge of networking, Linux and Windows operating systems, and PC hardware

 

Computer Science or Related Field, Engineering including Mechanical or Control Systems Specializations – Physics Division

The Argonne ATLAS (the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System) is the world's first superconducting accelerator for projectiles heavier than the electron. This unique system is a DOE National Collaborative Research Facility open to scientists from all over the world.

The student will work with the ATLAS Control system group maintaining hardware and software related to the ATLAS Control System and support tools used by the ATLAS Operations group. Tasks may include (but not limited to):

  • Implementing software updates, running backups
  • Basic pc maintenance
  • Updating Vsystem drawings based on operations requests and upgrades
  • Internal website updates and development
  • As the students skills progress, additional coding tasks may be assigned

Desired Skills:

  • Some exposure to configuring computers and networking
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux
  • Basic programming skills (C, C++, Java)

Required:

  • Must have a graduation date of December 2018 or later

 

Computer Science or Related Field, – Physics Division

The Physics Division is seeking Computer Science students to assist in Information Technology support.

Duties include system administration, software installation, and hardware maintenance tasks for desktop, laptop, and server computers running Windows operating systems in a Windows Active Directory environment. System administration tasks include higher level functions such as implementing Active Directory group policy and operation of printer servers, license servers, and file servers that provide division-wide resources.

Additional opportunities to work on projects such as improving IT support operations (for example, setting up a centralized administration of software licenses or implementing help-desk software to manage service requests) may arise on a time-permitting basis.