Graduate Openings

Current openings for graduate researchers

Graduate research assistants in ARFC are PhD or masters students enrolled at UofI, typically in the NPRE department. These students can be supported to conduct research that advances a dissertation or thesis project that is in synergy with the mission of the research group as a whole.
Summer Graduate Research Assistant: in Energy Analysis

Summer Graduate Research Assistant: in Energy Analysis

Start Date: May 2019

Required Skills: active graduate status in NPRE or related field, interest in energy analysis, competency with Microsoft Excel

Desired Skills: python, git

The candidate will modify a computational model of the technological and economic aspects of the energy system in Japan, simulate future carbon reduction scenarios, identifying a reduced carbon future for Japan, and writing associated reports. This is a summer-only position. Graduate research applicants should be PhD or masters students enrolled at UofI, ideally in the NPRE department, though students in energy-related fields will be considered. To apply, submbit a resume to Prof. Huff by April 20, 2019.



Summer Graduate Research Assistant: in Fuel Cycle Simulation

Summer Graduate Research Assistant: in Fuel Cycle Simulation

Start Date: May 2019

Required Skills: acceptance into the NPRE graduate program, interest in fuel cycle analysis, competency in some programming language.

Desired Skills: C++, python, git, statistics, machine learning

The candidate will design and conduct validation cases, code-to-code comparison simulations and key transition scenarios in the Cyclus framework to demonstrate and improve upon predictive algorithms for deployment of nuclear facilities and materials. We will seek to improve upon and demonstrate the mathematical methods implemented by collaborators at the University of South Carolina in the context of advanced nuclear fuel cycle transitions. Graduate research assistants in ARFC are PhD or masters students enrolled at UofI, typically in the NPRE department. These students can be supported to conduct research that advances a dissertation or thesis project that is in synergy with the mission of the research group as a whole. To apply, submbit a resume to Prof. Huff by April 20, 2019.