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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 ICDS. 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 ICDS.

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 the Roar supercomputer, formerly known as ICDS-ACI, 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 ICDS has open vary from semester to semester.

Data Science Communications Internship

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

01-11-2021

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

REQ_0000009546

Grade/Classification:

Unavailable

Description:

The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) seeks a student from Data Science (or a related major) to join our communications team as a Data Science Communications intern. This new internship will allow a student to explore both how data science can inform communications and marketing strategies as well as how to communicate data to a broad audience. Through the internship, a student will get experience developing reports from multiple data sources to help make strategic communications decisions. The intern will also be helping to identify relevant data from published Penn State research that may appeal to a non-scientific audience.

Students must be available for 10 hours per week for the spring 2021 semester. This is a paid internship starting at $10.50/hour.

Qualified candidates will be creative thinkers and self-starters who also have some interest in how data can be used to inform strategic decision making. Experience with creating reports or visualizations, and using analytics platforms such as social media analytics, Google Analytics, etc., preferred.

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High-Performance Computing (HPC) Software Consultant

Campus/Location:

University Park Campus

Work Unit:

Vice President for Research

Department:

The Institute for CyberScience

Date Announced:

01-11-2021

Date Closing:

** Open Until Filled **

Job Number:

REQ_0000009547-1

Grade/Classification:

Unavailable

Description:

The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) is seeking a High-Performance Computing (HPC) Software Consultant (part-time wage / 20-hours per week) non-student to join our ICDS Roar system iASK Team.

This position will be an integral contributor to a fast-paced and growing team of specialists 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. With ICDS, you will have the opportunity to support this groundbreaking work.

As a High-Performance Computing (HPC) Software Consultant, you will:

  • Work with ICDS 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 the Roar cluster.
  • Building, testing, and administering scientific software applications on Roar.

Our desired qualifications and 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 Linux/UNIX-based systems.
  • Programming in compiled/scripting languages such as C/C++, Fortran, Python, Julia, R, bash.
  • 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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