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[SC2 Jobs] The UCL Research Software Development Group

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Job Description

The UCL Research Software Development Group, founded in 2012, was the first of its kind, and is one of the leading university-based research programming groups in the UK. We are currently a team of 11 RSEs and we are looking for a new person to join us!

We work across college developing high-quality software in collaboration with scientists, engineers and scholars from all research domains.

Whether this means using Python to build up a database of ancient Sumerian writings, parallelising Fortran codes for surface catalysis simulations, adding red blood cells to a supercomputing simulation of brain blood-flow, refactoring DNA forensics code in R, or designing and building a big data image processing library in C++11 and Python, we do it all (http://bit.ly/ucl-rse-projects), bringing specialist programming expertise, modern development practices (CI, TDD, Agile…), and engineering rigour to academic software. We provide expert software engineering consulting services to world-leading research teams, and collaborate with scientists and scholars to build software to meet new research challenges.

For more details check out http://bit.ly/ucl-rse-oct18. Applications must be received by 14th October 2018. This position is permanent but subject to the availability of continued funding sourced from appropriate research collaborations, and is funded for two years in the first instance, with salary negotiable up to £46,359. On this occasion, we would also welcome applications from candidates interested in a part-time position.

Requirements

If the following describes you, then you should consider working with us:

  • You have created and maintained software to address research problems in one or more fields.
  • You can rapidly assimilate understanding of new scientific questions, and quickly connect research needs to software requirements.
  • You are committed to software development best practices, and know how to adapt these to research contexts.
  • You are expert in one or more languages and platforms used for scientific computing, and are keen to expand your knowledge.

Location

London, UK

Dates

Full time or part-time, funded for two years

Application Deadline

October 14, 2018

Postdoctoral Position at U-M School of Public Health

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Postdoctoral Position

University of Michigan School of Public Health
Departments of Epidemiology and Health Management and Policy

Applications are invited for two two-year postdoctoral research positions to join the NIH-funded Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations, with a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional team of collaborators. The project will conduct analyses of the public health impact of tobacco regulations across a range of tobacco-related conditions and policy outcomes. The interdisciplinary team includes epidemiologists, economists, tobacco scientists, applied mathematicians and statisticians (Rafael Meza, David Mendez, Ken Warner, Nancy Fleischer (University of Michigan), David Levy (Georgetown University), Ted Holford (Yale University)).

Postdoc description and desired qualifications

The postdoc will develop and examine simulation models of tobacco use that explicitly consider multiple tobacco-products and multiple disease outcomes.

Desired areas of expertise include: dynamic and complex systems, parameter estimation, computer programming (familiarity with, R, Python, C++, Matlab), statistical analysis, econometrics and epidemiology modeling.

Experience developing mathematical/simulation models to address problems in public health, epidemiology or health outcomes is a plus.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Health Economics, Econometric, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or related field.

Compensation

Compensation (salary and benefits) will be offered according to University of Michigan and NIH guidelines.

The position is available immediately but starting date is negotiable. To apply please submit CV, names of references, and inquiries to Dr Rafael Meza at rmeza@umich.edu

The University of Michigan offers a vibrant mathematical modeling and complex systems community. Modeling expertise expands across departments including Epidemiology, Health Management and Policy, Complex Systems, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics and Statistics. The School of Public Health is renowned for its cutting-edge research on the applications of mathematical modeling in epidemiology and public health.

[SC2 Jobs] Research Application Specialist Intermediate/Associate at the University of Michigan

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Job Description

Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) has an exciting opportunity for those who wish to impact our world through science and research by use of computational tools such as scientific computing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Big Data (Hadoop, Spark, DBMS, etc), Machine Learning, cloud computing services (AWS, Azure, GCP) and more.

Your position will be part of a team supporting all University-wide ARC-TS services as well as national services such as NSF XSEDE.  Your primary responsibilities will be to build and install open-source and commercial software, as well as to provide support to users doing the same.  Other responsibilities will include making presentations and providing training to users, writing internal and user documentation and outreach

For more information, see the job posting here.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong Linux command line skills
  • Two (2) or more years of experience providing IT support or working in an academic, research or scientific focused environment
  • Basic understanding of building code from source on Linux systems using common tools such as autoconf, Cmake and others
  • Demonstrated ability:
    • to debug compiling and linking issues related to includes, libraries or makefiles
    • with bash shell scripting and one (1) of Perl, Python or Ruby
    • to communicate technical concepts effectively via email, letters and in person to teams and customers

Location

University of Michigan

Dates

This is a full-time; term-limited position ending after three (3) years with the intent to re-evaluate for potential extension.

Application Link

http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/161555/research_application_specialist_intermediate_associate

[SC2 Jobs] The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

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Fellowship Description

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

Applicants MUST be pursuing a technical degree in one of the 21 STEM disciplines listed here. SMART will not fund any management or non-technical degrees. Students pursuing technical degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply:

Requirements

  • citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2019
  • able to participate in summer internships at a DoD facility,
  • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.

Application Due Date

All applicants are required to submit applications online by December 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST. All supporting materials must be received by December 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST.

Application Link/More Information

https://smartscholarshipprod.service-now.com/smart id=kb_article&sys_id=0383c5d6db2a03006bb8f4b40f961956

[SC2 Jobs] The Data Incubator Fellowship Program

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Job Description

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Requirements

Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Location

In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates

All sections will be from 2018-09-10 to 2018-11-02.

Application Link

https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wcG93ZWxsQHVtaWNoLmVkdQo=

 

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[SC2 Jobs] Scientist for the development of VASP

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Job Description

The Vienna ab-initio Simulation Package (VASP) group seeks one scientist for the development of the software package VASP . VASP is a de facto standard for the simulation of condensed matter systems using the Schroedinger equation. A very exciting and lively working environment with many collaborative research projects involving theory as well as experimental groups is offered. The work will cover VASP software maintenance and support, optimization of the existing codes for latest high performance computer architectures (e.g. Intel Xeon, Nvidia GPU), cutting edge theory developments as enumerated below, as well as co-development of workflow tools (ASE, AiiDA, pymatgen, etc.)

Requirements

  • PhD in physics or chemistry
  • Excellent record in any area of computational solid state physics or chemistry. The areas of expertise can include – but are not restricted to – density functional theory, many-body Green’s function techniques, quantum field theoretical methods, quantum chemistry methods, or modeling of condensed matter systems.
  • Candidates with proven expertise in developing new computational methods and adapting them to high performance computers will be given preference.
  • Prior knowledge of VASP is advantageously but not strictly required.

Location

Vienna, Austria

To apply:

i) CV including full academic record,
ii) list of publications and talks including two reprints representative of previous research,
iii) expression of interest concerning research area(s) and previous expertise (one page).

Applications need to be sent to georg.kresse_at_univie.ac.at (topic: Scientific software developer).

Selection of candidates will start immediately and continue until the  positions are filled. The contract will be for one year initially, with the  possibility for a permanent contract after positive evaluation.

 

Sincerely,
The VASP team

[SC2 Jobs] Paid summer internship with ARC-TS and Science Gateways Community Institute

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Hands-on work experiences for undergraduate and graduate students

The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) Workforce Development team is looking for a summer intern interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible applicants include graduate students majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields) at any level and undergraduates majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields) who have completed their junior year and who demonstrate strong programming and software engineering skills.

Location: University of Michigan at ARC-TS offices (Central Campus)
Stipend: $500/week
Contact: Brock Palen at brockp@umich.edu ASAP

Interns will be required to attend the Gateways 2018 conference, for which SGCI Workforce Development will provide funding. Attending PEARC18 is recommended, but not required. Funding will be provided by SGCI Workforce Development to interns who decide to attend.

More information at sciencegateways.org/engage/internships *Note that even though the website says the application window is closed, ARC-TS still has a position opened.

[SC2 Jobs] Postdoctoral position at the NIH/NIMH

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We are seeking enthusiastic applicants for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship position to help with the collection and analysis of large brain-imaging datasets. The successful candidate will use state-of-the-art artificial intelligence methods, with the aim of better understanding psychiatric disorders in young people with mental illness, particularly anxiety and depression. Our goal is to understand better the causes and mechanisms of certain psychiatric disorders, improve their definition and classification, and ensure the best treatment can be offered to psychiatric patients.

The successful candidate will develop and apply deep learning algorithms to multi-modal imaging datasets that include MRI (functional, structural), EEG, MEG, and associated behavioral and clinical data. The methods developed by the successful candidate will be used to:

– Integrate these diverse sources of information.

– Inform the construction computational models in psychiatry.

– Test the validity of such models.

Requirements: 

Candidates with a strong computational background (e.g. PhD in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Neuroscience, and related areas) who are interested in brain development and psychopathology, are particularly encouraged to apply. Requirements for this position include:

– Strong machine learning experience;

– Programming experience in Python (preferably), or in R/Matlab/Octave;

– Experience with open source machine learning libraries such as Scikit-learn, Theano, and/or Tensorflow;

– Excellent interpersonal and written (English) communication skills.

Background experience in psychiatry or knowledge of neuroimaging software are not required. However, the candidate will be expected to learn some of these topics as part of their role in our research group.

The successful candidate will work jointly with the laboratories of Drs Daniel Pine and Argyris Stringaris, and together with Dr Anderson Winkler, Staff Scientist. Please write to Drs Pine (pined@mail.nih.gov), Stringaris (argyris.stringaris@nih.gov) or Winkler (anderson.winkler@nih.gov) with your application and CV.

Job category

Postdoctoral position

 

[SC2 Jobs] Schlumberger Summer Internship: 3D EM solver optimization

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The Mathematics and Modeling Department at Schlumberger Doll Research (SDR) is investigating the development of state of the art data science methods to measurement data pertaining to complex problems in the development of oilfields. The data are acquired inside wells using multi-physics measurements ranging from electromagnetic (optical, NMR, low-frequency EM, resisitivity) to acoustical (ultrasonic, sonic, seismic).

Schlumberger-Doll Research (SDR) is the prime corporate research center for Schlumberger, the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. SDR hosts more than 110 scientists working in various fields including geophysical measurements, geosciences, and computational sciences. SDR is located in Cambridge at minute-walking from many landmark buildings such as MIT CSAIL Stata center. Several dozen interns are hosted each summer at SDR. Previous interns have highlighted the working environment, camaraderie, diversity in expertise and domains of interest, learning about new technical challenges, the cafeteria and the outside activities offered in Cambridge as prime elements they enjoyed during their stay at SDR. Internships have often lead to presentations, conference and journal publications as well as patent applications.

Applicants should send a brief letter of intent and resume via E-mail to SDRJobs@slb.com with the reference MM-SZ.

Schlumberger is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the diversity of its workforce.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:
The intern will work within a multi-disciplinary team to adapt and implement new 3D low frequency finitie-difference EM solver for 3D oil reservoir characterization and real-time reservoir mapping and navigation.

The 3D solver needs to be paralllelized and optimized for performance on multicore Windows and Linux platforms and on GPUs. The will be interfaced to imaging inversions.

The successful summer intern has a stronger background in HPC, fortran, and experience with optimizing computational algorithms. Familiarity with PDE solvers and computational electromagentics is preferred.

Advanced undergraduate or graduate (MS/PhD) student in Applied math, CE, CS, EE, ME, or related fields with courses, and preferably thesis work, related to the subject domain.

Job category

Summer Internship: 3D EM solver optimization

Location

Schlumberger Doll Research (SDR), Cambridge, MA, USA

 

[SC2 Jobs] Coding Institute Workshop for SGCI

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The Science Gateways Community Institute will host a Summer 2018 workshop that will be a four-week Coding Institute for undergraduate students that will take place on the campus of Elizabeth City State University. The workshop will cover the core skills needed to be productive in the design and maintenance of science gateways. The program will be presented as short tutorials alternated with practical experiences, and all instruction will be done via live coding.

Eligible applicants are undergraduate students majoring in computer science or computer engineering (or related fields) who have an interest in the design and maintenance of science gateways. Ten participants will be selected for the Coding Institute. Participants of the Coding Institute will receive a weekly stipend of $500 plus funding for transportation and housing. All selected participants will be required to attend both the PEARC18 and Gateways 2018 conferences. Funding to attend both conferences will be provided by SGCI’s Workforce Development.

If you are an undergraduate student who would like to apply for the four-week Coding Institutecomplete this application form. The deadline for submitting this application form and supporting documents is April 27, 2018.

 

Minimum Requirements:
•Undergraduate majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or related fields) and have an interest in the design and maintenance of science gateways

Job category

Coding Institute Workshop

Location

Elizabeth City, NC

Application deadline

April 27, 2018