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Argonne National Laboratory Predoctoral Appointee- Computer Science in Lemont, Illinois

Predoctoral Appointee- Computer Science

Requisition Number: 408445 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: NSE-Nuclear Science and Engineering

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): 916040 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

With guidance, assist with the development and application of computer software for the assessment of nuclear facility safety and risk.

The activities associated with this position include:

  • Contribute to the design and development of nuclear facility analysis software, including code structuring, function creation, data management practices, file structuring, and result visualization.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of software quality assurance (SQA) programs, such as developing SQA documentation, managing code repositories and version control, developing test cases, and acting as a formal code reviewer.
  • Adhere to industry standard and regulatory guidance documents regarding the requirements associated with SQA.
  • Develop routines to automate the workflow associated with nuclear facility code simulations and assessments, including linking simulation codes and pre/post-processing tools and managing the distribution of jobs to computational clusters.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, and the Laboratory community through research reports, project presentations, and other regular channels.
  • Analyze data and document results in the form of monthly reports, progress reports to sponsors, and technical publications and presentations; prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications, attend and make presentations at scientific meetings.

The applicant will be expected to have:

  • Knowledge of software development and SQA practices, including creating requirements documents, outlining the structural design of codes and functions, and performing verification and validation activities.
  • Working proficiency in a modern scientific programming language.
  • Working knowledge of the use of code repositories and version control systems (SVN/Git).
  • Knowledge of R and/or Fortran (preferred).
  • Knowledge of database management (preferred).
  • Prior experience with engineering theory/practice and engineering software tools (preferred).
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

This level of knowledge is typically achieved through a formal education in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field at the Master’s degree level with zero to three years of experience or equivalent in the scientific application of this knowledge and practical experience. Other: To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency (LPR) Green Card, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract. Illegal drug testing as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 and a background investigation will be required prior to employment.

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

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