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DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system, has spring internships available for interested undergraduates.   Scientific programs focus on materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security.

The 16 week (January-April) internship will allow interns to be engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Interns will receive a stipend of $425 per week and travel reimbursement. Housing allowance will be given for those who qualify. Career development workshops and laboratory tours are included as part of the internship. View a video of the great internship experience at ORNL here.

Deadline to apply is October 1. Go here to apply online.

DOE job opportunities in applied mathematics and computer science

Job Summary for DOE Applied Mathematics Program Manager

The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as a Program Manager for Applied Mathematics in its Computational Science Research & Partnerships (SciDAC) Division. The ASCR mission is to deliver forefront computational and networking capabilities to scientists nationwide that enable them to extend the frontiers of science. A particular challenge of this program is fulfilling the science potential of emerging computing systems and other novel computing architectures.

Applicants should have a strong background in applied mathematics and high-performance computing with an understanding of the computational modeling, simulation and analysis issues related to high-performance scientific computing given that numerous significant modifications to today’s tools and techniques will be required to deliver on the promise of exascale computing for science.

Job Summary for DOE Computer Science Program Manager

The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as a Program Manager for Computer Science in its Computational Science Research & Partnerships (SciDAC) Division. The ASCR mission is to deliver forefront computational and networking capabilities to scientists nationwide that enable them to extend the frontiers of science. A particular challenge of this program is fulfilling the science potential of emerging computing systems and other novel computing architectures.

The Computer Scientist in this position will help to reinvent the field of Computer Science with respect to operating and runtime systems for extreme scale supercomputing.

At this time, these positions have not been officially posted.  However, interested candidates should monitor the DOE Office of Science jobs site and begin gathering the required materials. After the position has been posted, applicants will have to complete information on qualifications and other details.  Applicants will need an account on the USAJOBS site and it is essential that they are prepared to provide transcripts for graduate and undergraduate education when submitting their application.

DOE Inspire website highlights science & technology careers

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science and five other agencies (DHS, NASA, VA, Department of State, and Department of Labor), in collaboration with the Partnership for Public Service, have developed a pilot website to highlight science and technology (S&T) careers in the Federal government and provide a collection of resources of interest to students and professionals considering an S&T career in public service.

As you may know, Federal agencies face many challenges in recruiting S&T talent, including: Read the rest of this entry »

Barry Smith wins DOE Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award

Argonne National Laboratory researcher and SIAM member Barry Smith has been named one of the winners of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award. The award honors U.S. scientists and engineers in their mid-careers for exceptional contributions in research and development supporting the Department of Energy and its mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the country.

Smith is receiving the award along with his colleague, Lois Curfman McInnes, for their breakthrough work in developing PETSc, the Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific computation.

The award citation notes the researchers’ “scientific leadership in advancing the innovative and transformative numerical software package PETSc, which provides robust, efficient, scalable, and extensible tools that are the backbone of numerous high-performance DOE simulation computer codes.”

The nine winners named Monday by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will be honored at a ceremony to take place in Washington, DC, early next year. Winners in each of the eight categories of the award will receive a gold medal, a citation, and $20,000. For co-nominations, as in the case of Smith and McInnes, the honorarium will be shared.

DOE announces Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program

The Department of Energy has announced the Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (SCGF) Program, a three-year award providing partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at U.S. academic institutions.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and first- or second-year graduate students or undergraduate seniors at the time of application. They must be pursuing or plan to pursue advanced degrees in areas relevant to the Office of Science research, e.g., physics, materials sciences, chemistry, biology, applied mathematics, computer and computational sciences, environmental sciences, and some areas of engineering.

This year the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) will make awards in 3 major areas: Computer Science, Applied Math and Network Environment Research.

Complete information about the program and a link to the online application can be found on the SCGF website. Applications are due Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

House Republicans Introduce Year-Long CR with Cuts to Research and Education Agencies

On Friday, February 11, House Republicans proposed legislation (H.R. 1) to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011.  Republican leaders in the House have announced that the continuing resolution (CR) will cut $100 billion in federal spending from the President’s original request for the remainder of FY 2011.  This announcement came after an earlier proposal with a proposed $58 billion in cuts was scuttled due to pressure from the fiscal conservatives in the House.

Not all federal research and education agencies are treated equally in the CR, however most of these agencies would experience cuts below the President’s FY 2011 budget request, with some agencies receiving decreases below FY 2010.  Of the major extramural federal research and education programs, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the Department of Education (DoED) Pell Grant program, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) were hit particularly hard. The House is expected to debate the bill this week with numerous amendments to be offered.  Below is a brief breakdown of the funding levels included in the CR for the National Science Foundation (NSF), DOE, the Department of Defense (DOD), and NIH. Read the rest of this entry »