Research Associate

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-03-06
Req: R0003776
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.

Please attach a cover letter and CV to your application.

  • Full-time research or scholarship at the University.
  • Preparatory for a full-time academic or research career
  • Supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Education: Doctoral degree

Experience: None

Licensure: None


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 3/7/2019
Application Due: 11/2/2020
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