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.

Sophomore or Junior Level Science, Technology, Mathematics or Engineering Co-Op

The Physics Division at Argonne is home to the ATLAS Accelerator. There are many utility systems which support the accelerator including water, air and vacuum. The position will work along with the chief technician to perform maintenance activties on these systesms as well as electrical and mechanical work.

Qualifications:

  • Some experience with hand and power tools
  • Some mechanical experience desired

 

Part-time Sophomore or Junior Level Physics, Chemistry or Engineering Co-op

As part of the Center for Accelerator Target Science (CATS),a major new initiative is underway - the Target Library Project where targets that are collected nationwide need to be stored and cataloged in detail for wider reuse by the U.S. Low Energy Physics community.

Duties will include assisting in target preparation in support of the low-energy experimental nuclear physics program being carried out at ATLAS, including:  

  • Perform target thickness calculations
  • Perform simulations
  • Archive target preparation records

Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of physics and chemistry
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office suite applications

 

Part-time Sophmore or Junior Level 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:

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

Qualifications

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

 

Sophomore or Junior Level Science, Mathematics or Engineering Co-Op

The Physics Division at Argonne is building a new superconducting accelerator module for an upgrade of Fermilab’s facilities. We are looking for a student to help with all aspects of this work which will include: high vacuum systems, low-power low-noise electronics, high precision alignment hardware and ultra-clean techniques for the handling and processing of superconducting accelerator cavities. There will be a focus on using Labview to control the hardware used to dynamically excite superconducting cavities being tested at -452 F.

Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of physics
  • Some knowledge of computer programming
  • Computer skills are to include the Microsoft Office suite of software.

 

Part-time Sophomore or Junior Level Physics, Chemistry or Engineering Co-op

As part of the Center for Accelerator Target Science (CATS),a major new initiative is underway - the Target Library Project where targets that are collected nationwide need to be stored and cataloged in detail for wider reuse by the U.S. Low Energy Physics community.

Duties will include assisting in target preparation in support of the low-energy experimental nuclear physics program being carried out at ATLAS, including:  

  • Perform target thickness calculations
  • Perform simulations
  • Archive target preparation records

Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of physics and chemistry
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office suite applications

 

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

 

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.