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Computational Scientist

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Computational Scientist
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180025
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.

Position Summary:

Develop and teach science and engineering educational programs; workshops, lecture series, and for credit courses, for Virginia Tech faculty and students. Pursue a research agenda and collaborate with other Virginia Tech science, engineering, and outside discipline faculty to create opportunities and projects for external grants.

Required Qualifications:

A PhD in science or engineering discipline with a computational focus. In lieu of PhD, employer will accept a masters in science or engineering discipline with a computational focus, plus three years of equivalent experience.

2 years experience in technical user support and parallel code development (for example, C++, Linux, CUDA, and MPI).

1.5 years experience in the deployment and technical troubleshooting of large scale visualization tools.

1.5 years experiences in graphics application profiling & optimization for large timeseries datasets using performance tools in High Performance Computing contexts.

1.5 years experience with new technologies such as graphics accelerators and next-generation languages.

1 year demonstrated experience in successfully developing and leading research projects in scientific visualization through collaboration with external groups in some science and engineering domain.

6 months experience in developing and providing trainings and workshops to staff, students, and faculty in an academic setting.

Ability to understand the computational requirements of scientists and engineers in the use of high performance visualization technologies.

Excellent interpersonal skills, communications skills, and organizational skills.

Self-motivated with proven capability to work effectively in team environment.

The above experience can be obtained during the course of a Ph.D program.

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Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting #AP0180025. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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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 Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Advanced Research Computing
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5
Job Posting Date: 01/30/2018
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Job Close Date: 03/02/2018
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

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/83561

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Required Documents

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