SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a multipurpose laboratory for astrophysics, photon science, accelerator and particle physics research, has an employment opportunity available for an undergraduate student with an interest in C++ code development and seeking to gain work experience. Reporting to the TID RFAR Computational Electrodynamics Department Head, the intern will be part of a team working to develop and test the accelerator modeling code suite ACE3P’s performance on parallel computers. He/she will assist in the compiling and optimizing ACE3P codes on different computing platforms including third party libraries called from ACE3P. A primary responsibility will be updating third party libraries to recent versions.
Your specific responsibilities include:
- Update third party software libraries required by ACE3P to recent versions
- Compile ACE3P codes on different computing platforms
- Study ACE3P parallel code performance
Please Note – due to COVID-19 related curtailment of on-site activities, the job duties for this position will be required to be performed from home until full site-access is restored.
Opportunities and Benefits:
- Great resume builder for someone seeking practical experience in a scientific and research environment.
- Opportunity to become more closely connected to the Stanford/SLAC scientific community, as the intern will be working with both students and staff from many different disciplines.
- Opportunity to learn about experimental research in RF accelerator technology, and exposure to the work environment in a research and user facility.
- Opportunity to work with scientists and technical staff on cutting-edge technologies in high performance computing.
Note: This is an hourly, non-benefits eligible temporary-nonexempt summer student position (works at 50% full-time equivalent or more, not to exceed 980 hours in six consecutive months). Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years of age, currently enrolled in an educational program or recently graduated, and have US work authorization. The summer internship duration is about 11-12 weeks, roughly from June to August.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
- Demonstrated interest in computer science and math with practical experience (courses or contests).
- Experience with software development.
- Knowledge of programming languages such as C++ and Python.
- Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to complete assignments.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative work environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
SLAC employee competencies:
- Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
- Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
- Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
- Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
- Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
- Communication: Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages.
- Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals.
Physical requirements and working conditions:
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1—General Policy and Responsibilities: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/eshmanual/pdfs/ESHch01.pdf
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Classification Title: Temporary Employee (Nonexempt)
Job code: 9150
Intern Level: II