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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
PhD in biophysics, chemistry, biology, materials science, applied mathematics or related area;
Experience in theoretical and computational methods for biophysical sciences
Also: strong research record; strong communication skills; ability to work independently with good task organizational skills for timely accomplishment of activities.
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
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Part-time
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