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Los Alamos National Laboratory High Performance Computing Graduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The High Performance Computing Division (HPC) managers world-class Supercomputing Centers. Our employees engage in research, development, and state-of-the-art software engineering, supporting development, design and effective use of large scale data and computational environments. Delivering computational capability and data management at petascale (i.e., across tens of thousands of processors and some of the largest, fastest, and most complex data movement and storage systems in the world) gives rise to cutting edge technical challenges. HPC Division innovates to meet those challenges.

HPC is seeking recent graduates looking for a challenging paid post graduate internships at the post-baccalaureate level. All selected candidates will be provided with a mentor, a challenging project for their appointment, and an opportunity to present their project work and progress to colleagues. The projects we have to offer will vary depending on the skills and interests of the candidate and our current needs.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

All viable candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 for consideration, be admitted into a degree program, and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in the semester prior to the internship. A resume and current transcript, showing the above requirements, are required.

We are seeking a wide variety of computational skills employed in an HPC environment. To receive full consideration, candidates must have received a degree in one of the following areas:

  • Computer Science

  • Computer Engineering

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Systems Administration

  • Computer Networking

  • Computer System Analysis

  • Software Engineer

  • Information Systems Security Management

  • Mathematics or Physics

AND, knowledge and introductory experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cluster Computing and System Administration

  • Programming skills (C++, Python, SQL, Perl, etc.)

  • Linux system management

  • Linux-based computer security

  • Parallel Programming

  • FPGA Programming

  • HPC System Software

  • Data Storage

  • Computer Networking

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory students working on-site and students coming on-site, as well as any students coming on-site for any reason; unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.

Note to Applicants:

A cover letter expressing the candidate’s strengths and interests will help create the best match between applicant and internship.

Please see our High Performance Computing Student Career Resources Page for salary and benefit information.

Applicants may send any questions to HPCRecruits@lanl.gov .

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Wiens, Julie Ann
Email jwiens@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC95291
Organization Name HPC-DO/High Performance Computing
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC95291
Category: Student - Graduate