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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 10:27:43 -0600
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Dear colleagues,

We have a great opportunity for a summer student here at Los Alamos. 
Please circulate. Apologies for any cross-posting.

Thanks!

Reid


Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking an exceptionally
qualified and motivated graduate or undergraduate student to develop a
novel web-based aurora borealis observation and prediction system. Data
from social media, direct citizen reports, and space-based sensing
systems will be collated to create and present geographic estimates of
current and future aurora activity.

This individual will assist in maintaining a production research web
system, planning and implementing new features and experiments, and
diagnosing and fixing bugs. He or she will work closely with other team
members (one technical staff member and one postdoc). This is a
full-time summer position with the possibility of extension. The
successful graduate student, and the highly successful undergraduate,
can expect the work to result in a peer-reviewed publication at a
top-tier venue.

Qualifications:

* Demonstrated success developing web applications.
* Demonstrated success working with Linux/Unix.
* Demonstrated excellence in creative problem solving and teamwork.
* Working knowledge of at least two programming languages, including
   Python or a related language.
* Good writing skills.

Interest in social computing, human computation, and/or space science is
a plus, as is experience in starting new web systems.

To apply, please e-mail the following items in PDF format to Elizabeth
MacDonald ([log in to unmask]) and Reid Priedhorsky ([log in to unmask]).
Questions should be directed to the same addresses.

* Resume or CV.
* Cover letter which addresses specifically the qualifications above.
* Unofficial transcript.
* Letter of recommendation from a faculty member, sent directly by the
   faculty member to us.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.

This work is a joint venture between the Space Sciences and Applications
Group and the Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS). Both groups have a
strong record of planning, executing, and publishing scholarly research.
Support will be provided by internal R&D seed funding. LANL is located
in Los Alamos, a picturesque mountain town in northern New Mexico.

LANL is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and
inclusive workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from the
broadest possible range of qualified candidates. The Laboratory is also
committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with
disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request,
for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process.

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