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Research Scientist
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, California
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Date Posted 03/15/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) located at Virginia Tech seeks candidates for multiple software scientist positions in the area of biophysical science. The successful candidates will be actively involved in an interdisciplinary team who will help develop software frameworks, interact with community code developers including Software Fellows, develop and provide software development training, collaborate with partners in cyberinfrastructure, form mutually productive coalitions with industry, government labs and international efforts. Candidates should have demonstrable skills in computational methods and theories for biophysical sciences and in active community software development. 

Duties and Responsibilities of the team as a whole:
Develop software infrastructure and frameworks for community use and development 

Collaborate with scientists both within and without MolSSI to address the priorities of the community and MolSSI 

Provide expertise in design, optimization, verification, and documentation of software 

Provide forums for standards development and resource curation to the community 

Serve as mentors to Software Fellows by training them in software engineering best practices, API development, unit-testing, documentation, version control, performance profiling and other issues essential to community software development. 

Interact with partners in industry, NSF supercomputing centers, national laboratories, and international facilities to identify emerging hardware trends, software priorities and future career paths 

Lead and participate in outreach and educational activities, as well as developing instructional materials 

Author/co-author articles for publication and presentation in scientific journals 

Present MolSSI activities and research at professional and project meetings 

Ensure all relevant safety policies and procedures are followed and appropriate training is acquired and maintained 

Personal professional development activities 

Required Qualifications:
PhD in biophysics, chemistry, biology, materials science, applied mathematics or related area; 


Experience in theoretical and computational methods for biophysical sciences 

strong research record; 
strong communication skills; 
ability to work independently with good task organizational skills for timely accomplishment of activities. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in successful software development activities such as bioinformatics, molecular dynamics and simulation, coarse graining, statistical mechanics 

Experience in modern computational software development cycle methods 

Experience with high performance computers and associated centers 

Ability to meet intermediate objectives towards the accomplishment of milestones for the advancement of concurrent projects 

Excellent publication record 

Excellent written and oral communication skills 

Employment Conditions: Must have a conviction check: Yes Describe Other: Employment Comments: 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 #SR0180022. 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: 07/31/2019 FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year Percent Employment: Part-time If part time, enter Percent Time: 80 Pay Band Pay Range: Department: Chemistry Location: Blacksburg Location, if not Blacksburg: Location Zip Code: 24061 Job Posting Date: 02/14/2018 Review Begin Date: 03/05/2018 Job Close Date(if applicable): Restricted to university employees only? 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 Accessibility 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.

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