2024 Winter Student – Natural Language Processing Research & Development (R&D) Student

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is bringing together the finest minds to form a diverse, vibrant, and dynamic workforce culture energized by the innovative capacity of students, new graduates and mid-career professionals, underpinned by senior world-renowned experts. We hire numerous students each semester from colleges and universities to support our research and perform other assignments. If you are looking for interesting and challenging work this Winter then keep reading, and if you meet the requirements of this role, apply today.

Department: Computational Techniques
Number of Positions: 1
Duration:  4 or 8 months (beginning in January)
Discipline:  University program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Science (Bachelors, B.Eng. or M.Sc./M.Eng. candidates) or related field
Year of study: Open to students who have completed at least their 3rd year of study or higher
Location: Chalk River, ON (REMOTE)

Students must submit a resume, cover letter, and copy of an up-to-date transcript by the posting close date of August 20, 2023 to ensure consideration for student employment.

The employment period generally runs from the beginning of January to the end of April (for a 4 month work term) or August (for a 8 month work term).

Security clearance eligibility required: Reliability Status with Site Access Security Clearance (SASC), which has a minimum requirement of 3 years of verifiable history in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and/or the United Kingdom. CNL implements security screening in accordance with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat “Standard on Security Screening” and the “Policy on Government Security”.
Natural Language Processing R&D Student

The Computational Techniques (CT) at the Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) conducts scientific analysis and computational model development in support of research and development (R&D) at CNL and for the Canadian nuclear industry.  The CT branch is in need of one student to support the research scientists for software development related tasks involving Natural Language Processing, and VBA programming.

The students will assist the Technical Lead with all aspects of software system design and implementation. This is a very exciting opportunity for a young scientist and we look forward to working with the student hired as they grow their skills in our lab.

What you will be doing! 
– Gather requirements through communications with project team, follow up on actions assigned;
– Design software systems and interface with existing software applications;
– Assess License Restrictions of applicable Natural Language Processing APIs,
– Implementing Natural Language Processing systems according to domain specifications or project needs.
– Demonstrate results and give presentation;
– Other programming tasks, such as VBA programming

What we are looking for: 
– Completed at least the third year of study or higher at a university of recognized standing in a suitable program such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Science or related program (Bachelors, B.Eng. or M.Sc./M.Eng. candidates)
– Experience in NLP frameworks, and API (libraries) for text representation, semantic extraction techniques, data structures, and modeling;
– Programming skills, proficiency in programming in Python, especially Python to Excel exporting and formatting;
– Experience in web-based application;
– Knowledge of statistics, and experience in machine learning platforms;
– Programming with Microsoft Word VBA is an asset;

Are you in this field / program?  
Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Science (Bachelors, B.Eng. or M.Sc./M.Eng. candidates)

Why CNL? 
Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We’re reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.

Do Our Priorities Resonate with You?
•    Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
•    Restore and protect the Environment.
•    Contribute to the health of Canadians.

CNL’s Chalk River laboratory is nestled in the Ottawa Valley and affords our employees an area that is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield.  Many surrounding towns, such as Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River provide you with unparalleled outdoor adventures at your doorstep!  In fact, Deep River was named as the fourth best place to live in Canada in a recent ranking by movingwaldo.com.

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please indicate via our ATS when applying. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.