Undergraduate Research Assistant Openings

Current openings for undergraduate research assistants.

Within ARFC, many projects appropriate for undergraduates require a significant dedication to learning software skills and best practices. Accordingly, we look for undergraduates who are available for at least 10 hours a week. We additionally invite undergraduates to join in our group meetings. In return for this higher level of participation, we will dedicate the time necessary to train you in high-utility computational skills.
Undergraduate Summer: Technical Editing (Full Time)

Undergraduate Summer: Technical Editing (Full Time)

Start Date: May 2019

Required Skills: Fluent English

Desired Skills: git, LaTeX, Google Docs

The candidate will review draft reports, presentations, and articles regarding original research by the Advanced Reactors and Fuel Cycles group as they arise. The student will review and edit these items for clarity, techincal accuracy, grammar, format, flow, etc. The student will be expected to work well both independently and with mentorship. A strong interest in computational nuclear engineering will be required. Apply by sending an up-to-date resume and a writing sample by email to Prof. Huff by by April 10, 2019.



Undergraduate Summer: Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulation (Full Time)

Undergraduate Summer: Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulation (Full Time)

Start Date: May 2019

Required Skills: python, linux

Desired Skills: git, C++, bash, Doxygen, Sphinx, pytest

The candidate will address open issues in the Cyclus ecosystem as they arise. This will include quality assurance efforts, assessment of documentation clarity, and development of software tests. The student will be expected to work well both independently and with mentorship. A strong interest in scientific computing combined with interest in nuclear energy will be required. Apply by sending an up-to-date resume by email to Prof. Huff by April 20, 2019.



Undergraduate Summer: Python for Nuclear Engineering (Full Time)

Undergraduate Summer: Python for Nuclear Engineering (Full Time)

Start Date: May 2019

Required Skills: python, linux

Desired Skills: git, C++, bash, Doxygen, Sphinx, pytest

The candidate will address open issues in the PyNE toolkit as they arise. This will include quality assurance efforts, assessment of documentation clarity, and development of software tests. The student will be expected to work well both independently and with mentorship. A strong interest in scientific computing combined with interest in nuclear energy will be required. Apply by sending an up-to-date resume by email to Prof. Huff by April 20, 2019.



Undergraduate Summer: Online Reactor Simulator Game (Full Time)

Undergraduate Summer: Online Reactor Simulator Game (Full Time)

Start Date: May 2019

Required Skills: C++, python, linux, Bash

Desired Skills: git, Doxygen, Sphinx, pytest

The candidate will identify existing tools and use them to create an online reactor simulator game. This activity will be focused on identifying the key features of an open online educational tool for the public, targetted at young teens. The student will be expected to work well both independently and with mentorship. A strong interest in scientific computing combined with interest in nuclear energy will be required. Apply by sending an up-to-date resume by email to Prof. Huff by April 20, 2019.