Research Associate

Open Search: Research Associate PI: Michael Shirts Job Summary: The Shirts research group is hiring a highly capable research associate to help develop the GROMACS molecular simulation package. GROMACS is an open-source project with a strong international development community as well as a 10,000+ user base. This position is part of a new NIH-funded collaborative effort between the Shirts group and the Kasson group (at the University of Virginia) to improve the robustness, functionality, and usability of GROMACS, offering the candidate the opportunity to positively affect the work of thousands of researchers across the globe. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art simulation methodology and work collaboratively with a global team of developers. This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or a related field. It requires very strong statistical mechanical, molecular simulation and theoretical skills, as well as significant software engineering experience and ability. Experience in C++ and Python is preferred, as well as experience with version control, code review systems, and team-oriented software development. Competitive candidates will have a track record of scientific success in graduate study with a strong publication record.
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Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10324 - Chemical & Biological Engin

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 21, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Ana Cleves

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00707485


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