[CIG-MC] Computational geoscientist

Dan Bower daniel.bower at csh.unibe.ch
Wed Apr 11 00:30:35 PDT 2018

On Wed, 11 Apr 2018 01:06 , <twb at ig.utexas.edu> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks!
> Thorsten
> ​​
> 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.
> Qualifications
> 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.
> ​​
> https://findajob.agu.org/job/8004929/computational-geoscientist/
>> Thorsten Becker - UTIG & DGS, JSG, UT Austin
> <http://www-udc.ig.utexas.edu/external/becker/>
> Thorsten Becker - UTIG & DGS, JSG, UT Austin
> <http://www-udc.ig.utexas.edu/external/becker/>
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