Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Molecular Phys and Biological Physics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 07-31-2018

Posting Summary:
The Kasson laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to help further the development of 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. The Kasson and Shirts laboratories have recently secured funding to contribute new development to Gromacs. We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar with strong software engineering skills to help build this widely-used scientific software package. This scholar will gain experience in and exposure to the broad base of Gromacs users and developers as well as skills in API design and parallel cloud-computing analytics.

Candidates must have a PhD in hand by the start date. Skills not only in C++ and Python programming but also version control and code review systems are essential. A track record of contributions to open-source software is desired as well. Scientific background related to simulation science is desired; competitive candidates will have a track record of scientific success in graduate study with a strong publication record. Successful candidates must also excel at both independent research and close collaboration in multi-site teams. Candidates will be evaluated on match for the position, research accomplishments, and research trajectory, in addition to other factors.

To apply, visit and search for Posting Number 0623737. Complete a candidate profile online and attach a cover letter with statement of research interests, a CV with publication list and links to prior software contributions (Github, commit records for other software projects, etc.), and contact information for three references.

The position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Kasson at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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