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Cooperative Education Job List

Please complete online application and send cover letter (include position applying for) and resume to Lisa Reed - Lisareed@​anl.​gov

Physics Division - Computer Science/Information Systems Co-op

The ATLAS Accelerator Control System group within the Physics Division is seeking a part-time student to contribute to the development of distributed Linux-based communication tools and methods integrating a wide range of various scientific instrumentation.

This role supports the ATLAS accelerator which is a U.S. Department of Energy User Facility that hosts roughly 200 to 300 users each year. It is supported by the Office of Nuclear Physics of the Department of Energy. ATLAS users come from U.S. universities and national laboratories as well as from foreign institutions. The facility is also accessible to industrial users.

The selected student will:

  • Learn about the tools and methods used to communicate with a wide range of modern and historical hardware devices.
  • Write computer programs and user interfaces in a range of languages from C, C++, Java and Fortran based on Windows, Linux and OpenVMS operating systems.
  • Interact with both real-time and relational database systems like MySQL or Oracle RDB and write scripts to automate key accelerator processes.
  • Assist in maintenance and upgrades of the control system by running cabling, mounting hardware in racks, and assist in labeling and organization.
  • Interact with Accelerator Operations personnel and scientific staff to maximize the efficiency of all Accelerator scientific output.

Student requirements:

  • Freshman or Sophomore standing.
  • Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Some previous experience in computer programming, preferably in C or C++. 
  • Some exposure to any type of database system as part of previous or current coursework.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment and manage multiple simultaneous assignments.

Business and Information Services - Computer Science/Information Systems Co-op

The prospective co-op student is expected to have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • US Citizenship.

Scope of work will include the following:

  • Assisting the Drupal development team with the creation and configuration of a web content management system using established standards.
  • Assist with content entry.
  • Web integrations.
  • Other related tasks as appropriate.

Desired Academic Qualifications:

  • A major in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related discipline.
  • Sophomore or Junior standing.
  • Drupal 8.
  • PHP and JavaScript, Relational databases, and MySQL in particular.
  • Git and associated collaboration tools (GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket, etc.).

Education Learning Center Co-op

Educational Program’s Learning Center provides visiting middle and high school students the opportunity to discover the scientist within them and their potential to become a STEM problem solver.

Description:

  • Support Learning Center staff in the facilitation of established programs including field trips and summer camps.
  • Assist in the upkeep of Learning Center spaces including material and technological resources.
  • Assist in the development of learning experiences by prototyping and testing unique instructional supports.
  • Provide research assistance on topics related to modern approaches to teaching and learning, 21st Century STEM skills, and technology integration into education.

Student requirements:

  • Sophomore or high standing.
  • STEM Education major (preferred).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work productively in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Ability to prioritize several concurrent projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to integrate key technology software into daily tasks, i.e., Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and online collaboration tools.
  • Basic knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with K-12 students in a formal or informal setting.

Deadline: Until position is filled

Chemical Sciences and Engineering Computer Science Co-op

The Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory is looking for a part-time Computer Science student to work in the Electrochemical Analysis and Diagnostics Laboratory (EADL) for the upcoming academic year.  The EADL performs independent battery evaluations for a number of sponsors.

The prospective co-op student is expected to have:

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve software problems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to research and understand technical documentation, and an understanding of how to apply various technical resources
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • US Citizenship

The student must possess the following knowledge:

  • Relational database design
  • Software development life cycle
  • Experience with structured query language (SQL)
  • Experience programming in C#.NET (or related .NET language)
  • Human interface design
  • Interfacing .NET applications with Microsoft Excel

Scope of work will include the following:

  • Application design and implementation
  • Indexing battery test data for later retrieval

Desired Academic Qualifications:

  • A major in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related IT discipline
  • Sophomore or Junior standing

 

Education Outreach Co-op

We are seeking a STEM education and/or informal education student interested in a Co-op program to round out their educational experience. Educational activities are facilitated by the Educational Programs and Outreach Department within Argonne. The mission of Educational Programs and Outreach is to connect world-class research to tomorrow’s STEM problem solvers. 

This role supports the Education Outreach Team in research of science topics and teaching practices, delivery of science activities, and development of activity boxes for the Argonne in the Classroom Program.

The selected student will: 

  • Facilitate science activities at school and library STEM fests
  • Develop science activities within a collaborative team environment that can be taken into a classroom setting
  • Assist in training of staff to deliver activities
  • Participate in literature review on related science topics, science identity, and best practices in teaching and learning

 The prospective student is expected to have the following skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment and manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to integrate key technology software into daily tasks (i.e. MS Office, Google Docs/forms, online collaboration tools)
  • Base knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Informal or formal teaching experience (preferred)

Desired Academic Qualifications: 

  • A major in STEM Education, Museum Studies, or Informal Education
  • Sophomore or higher standing

 

Strategic Cybersecurity Analysis and Research Co-op

As a part of Argonne’s Strategic Security Sciences Division, the Strategic Cybersecurity Analysis and Research (SCAR) team is seeking internship candidates to be part of its team. Their mission is to drive cybersecurity initiatives and to work as an active participant on present and future research and development plans. Working with a diverse group of institutional collaborators, the SCAR team provides subject matter expertise and research support for a wide range of initiatives. The intern must be a U.S. citizen in order to be considered and also have the ability to work onsite at Argonne on a regular basis.

Needed skill sets:

  • Python programming
  • Knowledge of Django web framework
  • Database design
  • Javascript and web frontend libraries

Suggested skill sets:

  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to write and communicate effectively
  • Ability to work both individually and with a team
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks

Desired Academic Qualifications:

  • A major in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Security, Information Assurance, or Programming
  • Sophomore or higher standing

HOURSExpected to work 19 hours per week and full-time during school breaks and summer. Adjustments are possible for accommodate academic project work and/or exams.