The Kasson laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to help further the development of the Gromacs molecular simulation package. Gromacs is an open-source project with a strong international development community as well as a 10,000+ user base. The Kasson and Shirts laboratories have recently secured funding to contribute new development to Gromacs. We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar with strong software engineering skills to help build this widely-used scientific software package. This scholar will gain experience in and exposure to the broad base of Gromacs users and developers as well as skills in API design and parallel cloud-computing analytics.
Candidates must have a PhD in hand by the start date. Skills not only in C++ and Python programming but also version control and code review systems are essential. A track record of contributions to open-source software is desired as well. Scientific background related to simulation science is desired; competitive candidates will have a track record of scientific success in graduate study with a strong publication record. Successful candidates must also excel at both independent research and close collaboration in multi-site teams. Candidates will be evaluated on match for the position, research accomplishments, and research trajectory, in addition to other factors.
Please attach a cover letter and CV to your application.
Internal Number: R0003776
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