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 Researcher: Decarbonization in Illinois

Undergraduate Researcher: Decarbonization in Illinois

Start Date: Rolling

Required Skills: Fluent English, enthusiasm, availability

Desired Skills: git

The candidate will collect energy data, jobs data, carbon emissions data, and other data relevant to the future of nuclear power in Illinois. This will be a short term assignment (April 2021) and will focus on the production of a report. The student will review and edit written work for clarity, techincal accuracy, grammar, format, flow, etc. The student will be expected to work well both independently and in the team. You must be available to do research activities for 20 hours per week throughout April. Additionally, this will include a full day of availability on Tuesday April 13, 2021. Apply by sending an email to Prof. Huff before 8am on Thursday April 8, 2021.



Undergraduate Researcher: Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulation

Undergraduate Researcher: Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulation

Start Date: Rolling

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.



Undergraduate Researcher: Python for Nuclear Engineering

Undergraduate Researcher: Python for Nuclear Engineering

Start Date: Rolling

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.