Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint computational research center with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Established in 1986, PSC is supported by several federal agencies, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and private industry.

PSC provides university, government and industrial researchers with access to several of the most powerful systems for high-performance computing, communications and data storage available to scientists and engineers nationwide for unclassified research. PSC advances the state of the art in high-performance computing, communications and data analytics and offers a flexible environment for solving the largest and most challenging problems in computational science.

MuST is a research project supported by the National Science Foundation to build a public ab initio electronic structure calculation software package, with petascale and beyond computing capability, for the first principles study of quantum phenomena in disordered materials. For this internship position, the student is required to learn how to use the computational components MST and KUBO in the package for the electronic structure and conductivity calculations for solid state materials. The student will establish and perform benchmark testing cases for running the package on the CPU and GPU nodes on Bridges2, parallel supercomputing system at PSC.

Responsibilities may include: improving the online documents for using the MuST package, and establishing an automated software testing procedure.

Our internships offer the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable experience and knowledge in research computing.
  • Network with leaders in academia and industry to form valuable relationships.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals and at prominent conferences.
  • Participate in the MuST project (https://github.com/mstsuite/MuST/wiki/MuST-Framework-Project)
  • Gain experiences in running scientific applications and solving computational materials science problems on supercomputers

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate (bachelor’s) or Master’s degree.Examples of relevant majors are physics, chemistry, materials science, scientific computing, or any major with a significant computational/programming component.
  • Highly knowledgeable in Linux.
  • Proficiency in C/C++/Fortran is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and creativity.

Please apply in Handshake Job #7557449 or email your resume to ywg@psc.edu

Job Location On site work, must be conducted while in the United States
Job Level Undergraduate/Graduate Student
Duration: May 8, 2023 – August 14 with potential for extension.
Work Period: Up to 35 hours per week during the summer, and up to 20 hours per week during the academic year.
Minimum QPA : 3.0/4.0