Madison, WI
Sep 23, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
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Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92098-AS

Work Type: Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Computer Science, Plant Sciences

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92098-AS

Working Title: Senior Programmer


Hiring Department: A072600-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/AGRONOMY

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $26.39 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related field required. PhD preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Seven years of experience programming and developing computer models and computational solutions for complex scientific problems required. Ten or more years of experience preferred.

Position Summary:

Develop computer models and software tools to support USDA, NSF, and other funded research projects led by Prof. Chris Kucharik that use the Agro-IBIS agroecosystem model and a hydrologic transport model called the Terrestrial Hydrology Model with Biogeochemistry (or THMB). The aim of these projects are to better understand historical and future impacts of changing land cover, land management, and climate on crop and bioenergy production, water quality and quantity, carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services. Modeling studies differ in spatial resolution and geographic focus ranging from the entire US using an 8km x 8km regularly spaced grid to studies focused on individual watersheds including the Yahara region of southern Wisconsin and throughout the Wisconsin Central Sands that use 100m x 100m grid cells.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time hourly position with a schedule that may fluctuate between 0-20 hours per week.


Chris Kucharik
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now."

Applicants should upload cover letter and CV describing their experience and qualifications relevant to the duties listed.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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Advertised: Sep 22 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 1 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time