[CIG-MC] Computational geoscientist

Thorsten Becker twb at ig.utexas.edu
Tue Apr 10 15:55:49 PDT 2018

Dear colleagues,

if you or someone you know is interested in what we hope will be a
rewarding and challenging computational research position
at UT
IG, UT Austin
, please consider the advertisement below. Happy to answer any questions
you might have.



Thorsten Becker - UT Austin​

*Computational Geoscientist*
Institute for Geophysics (UTIG)
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin

Purpose of position

The Computational Geoscientist will provide technical leadership and
expertise to develop, optimize, and deploy software and workflows that
enable new Earth and planetary science research utilizing high
performance computing,
visualization, and big data approaches.

Essential functions

The candidate is expected to work with a number of computationally oriented
research scientists and their graduate students at UTIG. She/he is to lead
and assist in tasks such as adaptation of existing codes, algorithm and
software development for multi-scale, multi-physics problems,
implementation and deployment of software, optimization of software for
high-performance, massively parallel computing platforms, optimization of
workflows including high throughput data processing, construction of
adjoint models, and other computational and data science tasks. The
successful candidate will have the scientific and interpersonal skills to
interface with diverse and heterogeneous teams of scientists as well as to
work independently. She/he has to be self-motivated and is encouraged to
bring in their personal scientific interests and expertise into
collaborative projects.


We seek an individual with a Ph.D. in the Earth sciences, computational
sciences, applied math, engineering, physics, or a related field; three
years' experience working in a computational research position; proficiency
in at least one common programming language, such as scientific Python,
C/C++, or F90; ability to work independently under established deadlines
and as part of a team; strong oral presentation and interpersonal
communications skills; ability to travel to partner and collaborator
institutions, relevant conferences, etc. Equivalent combination of relevant
education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

The following qualifications are also desired: Peer-reviewed publications;
five or more years working at computational research positions in academic
institutions or government laboratories; demonstrated research experience
in the Earth and planetary sciences (e.g., geodynamics, climate dynamics,
seismology and exploration geophysics, or dynamo studies); demonstrated
success in preparing proposals in competitive funding environments; and
proficiency in more than one programming language.

About UTIG

UTIG (http://ig.utexas.edu/) is a world leader in expeditionary-scale and
theoretical geophysical research in climate; energy; marine geosciences,
seismology and geodynamics; and planetary and polar geophysics. UTIG is
home to more than 50 research scientists and postdocs who interact with the
Jackson School of Geosciences and UT Austin’s other units, including the
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and the Institute for Computational
Engineering and Sciences (ICES). Austin is consistently ranked one of
top cities
to live in the U.S. and is home to a thriving art, music, and IT community.

How to apply

Application material should include a CV with list of publications or other
products, a maximum two-page statement of research achievements and
interests, and a list of three potential reference letter writers. Review
of material will start on April 15, 2018, and the position will remain open
until filled. Questions should be directed to the chair of the search
committee, Thorsten Becker, at twb at ig.utexas.edu.

UTIG is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community;
we strongly encourage applications from like-minded people.  UTIG is proud
to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.


Thorsten Becker - UTIG & DGS, JSG, UT Austin
Thorsten Becker - UTIG & DGS, JSG, UT Austin
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