Research Scientist - National Center for Supercomputing Applications (V1700005)

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a Research Scientist in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Duties: Sustain an active program in multi-messenger astronomy and numerical relativity by contributing research and developing research tools and scenarios. Conduct research in gravitational wave physics towards scenarios for multi-messenger astronomy and numerical relativity. Develop and implement scenarios for multi-messenger astronomy by working with NCSA groups in LSST/DES, Gravity, DXL, Cactus, LIGO and Blue Waters, as well as faculty in astronomy, physics and other departments. Prepare and deliver talks on the activities of the NCSA Gravity Group, and research activities. Manage the NCSA Gravity group, working as a deputy for faculty leads, to coordinate tasks related to proposal and document preparation, tracking of tasks by students and postdocs, tracking of progress to project deliverables, manage budgets, hosting visitors, and liaising with other NCSA groups and Illinois departments. Develop tools for community use in computational and data-intensive science and engineering, including the Einstein Toolkit, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) software suite, and astrophysics data sharing. Requirements: Requires a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics or related field. Four (4) years of experience as a Postdoctoral Research Associate or related involving gravitational physics related data analysis, numerics, and computation. Experience must include managing a complex, interdisciplinary scientific collaboration; working with LIGO consortium including understanding of LIGO policies and working practices; writing and submitting research proposals to the NSF; use of LIGO software (LALSuite, LALSimulation) and the Einstein Toolkit. Experience must also include working with core software development technologies (including source code versioning and unix shells), programming languages (including C, C++ and Python); computer algebra (including Mathematica and MATLAB), HPC tools and libraries (including MPI, HDF5); and multiple supercomputer platforms. Solid publication record. Full-time. To apply: please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter and CV/resume to search V1700005. Contact information for three references must be included on the application (letters maybe also be uploaded or sent to the contact below). For full consideration, candidates must complete the Hiretouch application process by the above date.

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College Name or Administrative Unit: Vice Chancellor for Research
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Research Scientist - National Center for Supercomputing Applications (V1700005)
Open Date: 07/12/2017
Organization Name: Supercomputing Applications