Careers

Center for Computing Research

The Center for Computing Research (CCR) at Sandia creates technology and solutions for many of our nation’s most demanding national security challenges. The Center’s portfolio spans the spectrum from fundamental research to state of the art applications. Our work includes computer system architecture (both hardware and software); enabling technology for modeling physical and engineering systems; and research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling, and decision support materials.

The Center for Computing Research enterprise is closely tied to the laboratories’ broader set of missions and strategies. Application areas include nuclear weapons, cyber security, and energy and CO2 challenges such as climate modeling, alternative energy technologies, and improvements to the power grid. We also share responsibility within Sandia as stewards of important capabilities for the nation in high-strain-rate physics, scientific visualization, optimization, uncertainty quantification, scalable solvers, inverse methods and computational materials.

What You Gain:

  • Resume-building direct research experience with a Sandia staff member.

  • Exposure to a wide array of Sandia R&D activities through a specialized summer seminar series for CCR Interns.

  • Authorship and publication of an article on your summer research in the annual CCR Summer Proceedings.

Project Types:

Summer project work involves direct collaboration with a staff mentor on collaborative research across a wide range of areas in computer science, applied mathematics, discrete mathematics, mathematical modeling, computational science and engineering, computational neuroscience and cognitive science, including cognitive and experimental psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics. See specific examples of past projects in the annual CCR Summer Proceedings.

Application Procedure:

  1. Use Sandia's Careers tool to create a username and password.
  2. Enter "CCR" into the Keywords text field, and click Search.
  3. Browse the list of CCR intern openings.
  4. Complete an online application for a specific intern opening.

Detailed instructions for using Sandia's Careers tool to apply for a position are also available.