The Department of Physics in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Postdoctoral Scholar position beginning summer 2022. This is a fixed-term, fiscal year (twelve month) appointment with no tenure implications. The position can be performed remotely.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will perform research and development related to the MDAnalysis library software https://www.mdanalysis.org. MDAnalysis is the most widely used Python-based package for the analysis of molecular simulations with thousands of users world-wide. Specific Responsibilities focus on launching the new “MDAKits” ecosystem of analysis software packages. MDAKits contain code based on MDAnalysis that solves a specific scientific problem and make use of templates and API definitions to provide users with a consistent, well-tested tool kit. MDAKits help to address two long-standing challenges in the molecular simulation community: effort duplication and reproducibility. The Postdoctoral Scholar will lead the development of new MDAKits and support the creation of MDAKits from existing code. They will be actively involved in education and outreach aspects with the global MDAnalysis user and developer community. The position provides the opportunity for high-impact work in an active and welcoming Open Source community. A flexible work schedule is needed as this position will be working with a global team of developers in various time zones.
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.
To apply, please submit the following materials electronically using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/107631 1.) a cover letter; 2.) a current curriculum vitae; 3.) names and contact information of two references; 4.) a brief statement (2 pages or less) highlighting how your experience in developing software (with links to public code repositories with your work, e.g., on GitHub) and your engagement in the computational molecular sciences will enable you to contribute to making the new MDAKit ecosystem a success. 5.) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence
The initial deadline to apply is July 10, 2022. If not filled, applications will be evaluated every week thereafter until the search is closed.
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.
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