Contact:  patrick[AT]gravity.phys.uwm.eduLocation:  Milwaukee, WI. USA
The Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is looking for two creative, energetic and talented individuals to join our scientific computing team. You will specialize in building and supporting software for the LIGO (http://www.ligo.org) project.
LIGO is an ambitious project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to detect gravitational waves from astrophysical sources and is part of a worldwide network of gravitational-wave detectors. You will be working toward ground-breaking research, with cutting edge computing challenges, in collaboration with top scientists from around the world.
Members of the CGCA play an important role in LIGO concentrating on data analysis and software infrastructure. The CGCA at UW-Milwaukee also offers an exciting and friendly environment in which to work and play. We have a world-class scientific computing team that works on software for LIGO and other astronomy projects. With almost forty faculty, staff, postdocs, and students, the center is a fun and vibrant place to work.
Maintain, enhance and support LIGO data handling and analysis software including the LIGO Data Replicator and the Gravitational-wave Candidate Event Database. Take ownership of your projects and be responsible for the definition, architecture, and implementation of applications which enhance the scientific productivity of the LIGO collaboration. Keep current on big data trends to identify new technologies that can be effectively leveraged for LIGO data handling and analysis.
Have a PhD in Physics, Computing Science or a related field, a minimum of two years of related research experience beyond the PhD, demonstrated experience with large data sets, and strong analytical troubleshooting skills. Be proficient in at least one high-level scripting language, familiar with C/C++, and comfortable with Unix operating systems. Familiarity with Debian and/ or Redhat Linux administration and packaging tools would be a plus, as would knowledge of Globus tools. Experience developing web UIs with AJAX, json and related technologies is also desirable, but not required.
Apply online via UWM Job Posting 17244. This recruitment will continue until a final candidate is selected. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014. Applications received after February 28, 2014 may not be considered. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Employment will require a criminal background check.