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Internships and Assistantships

HPC Opportunities for Penn State Students

Are you a talented, goal-oriented graduate or undergraduate student with interests in high-performance computing (HPC) and scientific software applications? Come intern with ICS. Our interns work on projects that matter to Penn State researchers, from astronomers to geneticists to zoologists. You’ll get a chance to show off your technical skills and gain golden experience providing real solutions to real problems. If you want to work in a environment where you will be constantly challenged and helped to grow, check out an internship with ICS.

What kinds of internships does ICS offer?

We often seek graduate assistants and interns to assist our Operations team in running our i-ASK Center help desk. These interns answer questions that Penn State researchers may have while using ICS-ACI, our high-performance computing system, and may also produce documentation about the system. We also incorporate interns into our communications team to assist with web content generation, marketing, graphic design, and social media. The types of internships ICS has open vary from semester to semester.

Business Analyst Graduate Student

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

09-20-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

90943

Grade/Classification:

Unavailable

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Business Analyst Graduate Student to join our administrative team. This person will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists at an institute supported by an exciting $60 million Penn State investment in research cyberinfrastructure. Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance research cloud to solve real-world problems by conducting simulations, data mining, and other high-performance computing operations. The experience and skills gained by our graduate students is a highly sought-after skillset by future employers.

This graduate student position is a wage payroll with salary dependent upon experience, for the 2019 fall semester. There is an excellent possibility for 2020 spring renewal, as well as a potential to become a graduate assistantship (GA).

As our Business Analyst Graduate Student, you will work as part of our team to: support business analysis and provide research services including compiling and analyzing data from multiple sources and developing summaries, reports, and recommendations on a wide variety of topics including strategic planning, quality improvement, performance measurement, and business modeling. Duties are performed at various levels within the defined title.

This position requires an MBA student in good standing. Desired skills include: Experience in strategic/business planning; Experience with researching topics and developing summary reports; Very good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Preferred Skills: The ability to pick up and learn general concepts and high-performance technologies quickly and independently.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Graduate Research Assistants — HPC Software Consultants

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

07-01-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

88890

Grade/Classification:

Unavailable

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) is seeking up to six talented graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in multiple scientific areas to serve as High-Performance Computing (HPC) Software Consultants. ICS provides the shared cyberinfrastructure, support and advanced services, known as ICS-ACI, to foster innovation, collaboration, and increase scholarly productivity across the University. Our Graduate Assistants have opportunities to work with leading-edge technologies that are highly sought-after by future employers. HPC Software Consultants work in a stimulating intellectual environment that supports diverse academic and research pursuits at Penn State, one of the nation`s leading research institutions. This is a Fall 2019 Graduate Assistantship position with an opportunity to continue through the academic year, and beyond. You must be available to work 20 hours per week at University Park for this Graduate Assistantship.

As an HPC Software Consultant, you will work with ICS staff, faculty and research groups to assist them in advancing their research by: compiling and testing software; troubleshooting issues related to a group’s research; aiding in the implementation of scientific applications and utilization of ICS-ACI; and building, testing, and administering scientific software applications on ICS-ACI.

Successful candidates will be Master’s or Doctoral students in good standing. Preferred skills include: running scientific applications in a high-performance computing environment; knowledge and use of Linux/UNIX based systems; optimizing and/or developing applications on Unix/Linux-based systems; programming in compiled/scripting languages such as C/C++, Fortran, Python, Julia, R, bash; packaging software, preferably with Redhat Package Management (RPM) or Spack; experience with containers (singularity and docker); using queuing systems and schedulers (Moab, Torque, Slurm, SGE); excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience; experience in providing customer service; preferably in a technical support/help desk environment; the ability to learn general concepts and technologies quickly and independently.

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Graduate Assistantship: Computational Research Liaison

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

07-01-2019

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

88868

Grade/Classification:

Unavailable

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Client Engagement Graduate Assistant to join our engagement team. You will be an integral contributor to a dynamic and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $60 million Penn State investment in advanced research cyberinfrastructure (ICS-ACI). Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance research cloud to solve real-world problems by conducting simulations, data mining, and other high-performance computing operations. You will participate as an important member of our community of specialists to support this ground-breaking work.

As our Client Engagement liaison, you will work as part of a team to provide proactive client support such as assisting clients to maximize their ICS-ACI investment through proactive outreach. This includes assisting researchers in troubleshooting or optimizing their code, developing code testing methods, assisting researchers in streamlining their workflows, building software packages to support researchers and working with researchers and research teams to help them better utilize the ICS-ACI system to support their research.

This position requires a graduate student in good standing; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level Wage. Desired skills include: experience in a scientific field (engineering, science, math, etc.) and experience performing computational analysis in a high-performance computing environment. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills are greatly desired. Additional preferred education, experience or certifications. The ability to pick up and learn information technology concepts and infrastructure quickly and independently. We offer training and professional development opportunities for our GA’s, as they align with our business needs. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Computational Research Liaison (GA)

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

08-15-2018

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

82306

Grade/Classification:

Unavailable

Description:

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Client Engagement Graduate Assistant to join our engagement team. You will be an integral contributor to a dynamic and growing team of specialists supported by an exciting $60 million Penn State investment in advanced research cyberinfrastructure (ICS-ACI). Penn State’s elite researchers use our high-performance research cloud to solve real-world problems by conducting simulations, data mining, and other high-performance computing operations. You will participate as an important member of our community of specialists to support this ground-breaking work. As our Client Engagement liaison, you will work as part of a team to provide proactive client support such as assisting clients to maximize their ICS-ACI investment through proactive outreach. This includes assisting researchers in troubleshooting or optimizing their code, developing code testing methods, assisting researchers in streamlining their workflows, building software packages to support researchers and working with researchers and research teams to help them better utilize the ICS-ACI system to support their research. This position requires a graduate student in good standing; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level Wage. Desired skills include: experience in a scientific field (engineering, science, math, etc.) and experience performing computational analysis in a high-performance computing environment. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills are greatly desired. Additional preferred education, experience or certifications The ability to pick up and learn information technology concepts and infrastructure quickly and independently. We offer training and professional development opportunities for our GA’s, as they align with our business needs. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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