Student Assistant (Building Technologies and Urban Systems)

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POST DATE 11/16/2019
END DATE 2/2/2020

Berkley Labs Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Berkeley Lab s Building Technology Urban Systems (BTUS) Division is looking for a Student Assistant to assist with the software development of a variety of Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission funded projects.

In this role, you will support the development and maintenance of Python modules for interfacing, control, and simulation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and various building components (e.g. dynamic facades, HVAC system,..).

What You Will Do:


Assist in developing and maintaining Python modules to support research projects.

Document developments with version control and unit tests.

Develop and maintain Python-Jupyter notebooks to assist with processing and analyzing data.

Assist in the development of data acquisition systems using time-series databases.

Work closely with members of the scientific, technical, and administrative staff at LBNL.

What Is Required:


Must be currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate academic program.

Background in software development or Computer Science.

Familiarity with Python and most common Python packages (Pandapower, Numpy, Matplotlib,...)

Knowledge of publication platforms such as GitHub and BitBucket.

Knowledge with Linux based OS.

Familiarity with databases (MySQL, MongoDB, BTrDB,...).

Strong written and oral communication skills.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



This is a temporary, M-F, non-exempt from overtime pay (hourly paid), Student Assistant appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

This position may not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic term and up to 40 hours per work during academic breaks.

Salary will be predetermined based on student step rates.

This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy s Office of Science.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.