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Software Engineer

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Software Engineer
Faculty Rank: Research Associate
Posting Number: SR0170351
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Position Summary:

Drs. T. M. Murali and Kurt Luther are seeking a talented and enthusiastic software engineer for an NIH-funded project that combines analysis and visualization of biological networks with crowdsourcing. The position involves design and implementation of web-based software systems that support crowdsourced visualization and layouts of complex biological networks and critiquing and synthesis of these layouts, built upon the GraphSpace (http://www.graphspace.org) web platform . The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of high quality software development and significant experience with web-based software development. The successful applicant will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community, based in the Department of Computer Science and with strong connections to the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and research groups in systems biology and tissue engineering. This position is funded for one calendar year and is available immediately.

Required Qualifications:

M.S. in computer science, software engineering, or related field, or B.S. in computer science, software engineering, or related field with significant related experience.

Track record of high-quality software development

Experience with web-based software development, including HTML/CSS, Javascript, Python, Django, and PostgreSQL

Excellent communication skills

Creativity, independence, and high motivation

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with bioinformatics and network analysis and visualization

Experience with implementation, development, and evaluation of collaborative software

Experience with user interface design and/or visual design

Evidence of effective project management skills

Percent Employment: Full-time

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting #
SR0170351. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 10/24/2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Computer Science
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: As requested by department
Job Posting Date: 10/10/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/24/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80567

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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