Research Scientist CY

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech

Job Description

The Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) located at Virginia Tech seeks candidates for multiple software scientist positions in the area of biophysical science. The successful candidates will be actively involved in an interdisciplinary team who will help develop software frameworks, interact with community code developers including Software Fellows, develop and provide software development training, collaborate with partners in cyberinfrastructure, form mutually productive coalitions with industry, government labs and international efforts. Candidates should have demonstrable skills in computational methods and theories for biophysical sciences and in active community software development.

Duties and Responsibilities of the team as a whole:

Develop software infrastructure and frameworks for community use and development| |Collaborate with scientists both within and without MolSSI to address the priorities of the community and MolSSI Provide expertise in design, optimization, verification, and documentation of software.

Provide forums for standards development and resource curation to the community.

Serve as mentors to Software Fellows by training them in software engineering best practices, API development, unittesting, documentation, version control, performance profiling and other issues essential to community software development.

Interact with partners in industry, NSF supercomputing centers, national laboratories, and international facilities to identify emerging hardware trends, software priorities and future career paths.

Lead and participate in outreach and educational activities, as well as developing instructional materials. Author/coauthor articles for publication and presentation in scientific journals.

Present MolSSI activities and research at professional and project meetings.

Ensure all relevant safety policies and procedures are followed and appropriate training is acquired and maintained.

Personal professional development activities

The Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) located at Virginia Tech seeks candidates for multiple software scientist positions in the area of biophysical science. The successful candidates will be actively involved in an interdisciplinary team who will help develop software frameworks, interact with community code developers including Software Fellows, develop and provide software development training, collaborate with partners in cyberinfrastructure, form mutually productive coalitions with industry, government labs and international efforts. Candidates should have demonstrable skills in computational methods and theories for biophysical sciences and in active community software development.

Duties and Responsibilities of the team as a whole:

Develop software infrastructure and frameworks for community use and development| |Collaborate with scientists both within and without MolSSI to address the priorities of the community and MolSSI Provide expertise in design, optimization, verification, and documentation of software.

Provide forums for standards development and resource curation to the community.

Serve as mentors to Software Fellows by training them in software engineering best practices, API development, unittesting, documentation, version control, performance profiling and other issues essential to community software development.

Interact with partners in industry, NSF supercomputing centers, national laboratories, and international facilities to identify emerging hardware trends, software priorities and future career paths.

Lead and participate in outreach and educational activities, as well as developing instructional materials. Author/coauthor articles for publication and presentation in scientific journals.

Present MolSSI activities and research at professional and project meetings.

Ensure all relevant safety policies and procedures are followed and appropriate training is acquired and maintained.

Personal professional development activities

Required Qualifications

PhD in biophysics, chemistry, biology, materials science, applied mathematics or related area; AND Experience in theoretical and computational methods for biophysical sciences.

Strong research record

Strong communication skills

Ability to work independently with good task organizational skills for timely accomplishment of activities.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in successful software development activities such as bioinformatics, molecular dynamics and simulation, coarse graining, statistical mechanics.

Experience in modern computational software development cycle methods.

Experience with high performance computers and associated centers.

Ability to meet intermediate objectives towards the accomplishment of milestones for the advancement of concurrent projects.

Excellent publication record.

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

October 14, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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Advertised: September 27, 2019
Applications close:

To apply please click here! Posted: 07/14/2020