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Graphics Systems Programmer


I'm contacting you about an open position we have at Brown University for a Graphics Systems Programmer, in case you know of any recent graduates of the SCI Institute who are looking for a full-time position. Full details are available here:
Feel free to forward my contact information as well, and I can answer any questions directly.
Mark Howison
Application Scientist
Center for Computation & Visualization
Brown University
401 863 6743

W2-Professorship Position, Inverse Problems, Univ of Wuerzburg, Germany

The Chair of Scientific Computing at the University of Wuerzburg,
Germany would like to announce a W2-professorship (Associate
Professor) on Inverse Problems.

This is a permanent position for a Scholar of distinction in the area
of scientific computing and inverse problems who complements the
existing research profile of mathematics in Wuerzburg and actively
participates to collaborative research projects with natural and
engineering sciences and medicine.

A detailled description can be found under the following link:

Visualization Research Positions at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory¹s Visual Analytics Group continues to grow, and we¹re looking for researchers with a passion for visualization and data analysis to join us.

 Our collegial, 45-strong team in visual analytics loves making big, complex data useful through new computational methods, great visual design, compelling interaction, support for sound analytic techniques, and solid engineering.  We invent new visual metaphors, create analysis algorithms, and deliver software products that put new analytic capabilities into our users' hands across the country and around the world.

 As a visualization researcher at PNNL, you¹ll lead teams to create new visual analysis and interaction techniques that help users draw insight from complex data.  You¹ll use visualization as a tool to help solve some of the nation¹s most pressing challenges in science, energy and environment, and security.  Your work will  support world-changing advances through side-by-side interaction with users and domain experts.   We value creativity and integrity above all, and we create diverse, multi-disciplinary teams to drive innovation.  You¹ll have the chance to choose the projects you work on, and will lead your own research in the areas about which you are passionate.   This position carries the expectation of creating new business in visualization (for instance, through proposal writing) and publishing scientific results in the peer-reviewed literature.

 We actively support the continual growth of our staff through new leadership opportunities, conference and workshop participation, and internal seed R&D funding to help identify and grow the next great ideas.  We maintain an open, fun, and flexible culture.

 For more information on our work, visit: or contact Bill Pike at
 To apply, visit:


 ·         A demonstrated record of innovation and experience in leading interdisciplinary applied research in visualization science

 ·         Proven ability to identify and interact with funding sponsors, prepare research proposals, and help generate future research directions

 ·         A track record of publications in the visualization community

 ·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

 ·         An understanding of topics such as human computer interaction, analytic reasoning, cognitive and perceptual psychology, and the analysis process is highly desired


 ·         Education:  Master's degree with at least 3 years experience or a Ph.D. with at least 1-2 years experience is required. (Ph.D. preferred)

 ·         Clearance:  Ability to obtain a security clearance (which requires US citizenship, drug testing and background investigations) is preferred

Open position in Visualization & Simulation Analysis - Postdoc/engineer@CNRS, Paris, France


** Exa-scalable visual analysis for life & materials sciences **

* Project description *
(see also
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to design and implement a next
generation visualization platform for analysis of large-scale molecular
simulations. In particular, we target two grand challenge applications:
modeling a complete influenza virus and analyzing extensive simulations of
the GLIC receptor that we recently published in Nature and PNAS, two leading
journals. Project foundations were previously established, providing a well
defined framework to get started (FvNano). Using visual analytics approaches
and high performance interactive graphics, you will implement readily usable
state-of-art tools scaling up to the next generation of simulations. This
position is a unique training opportunity in a multi-disciplinary environment
in collaboration with four leading teams in France and two international
partners in the U.K. and in Germany.

* Research facilities *
The host laboratory participates in Equipex and Labex excellence in science
programs. As part of the CACSICE Equipex, the candidate will be involved in
building a large high-resolution display wall to boost the ExaViz project and
will have access to a state-of-art VR CAVE with 2-user adaptive stereoscopy
for immersion.

* About the host institute *
The "Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique" was created in 1930 by the
Foundation Edmond de Rothschild. It is associated with the CNRS (Centre National
de la Recherche Scientifique), a leading international scientific institution
offering an exceptional environment to scientists early in their carreer, with
a dynamic international exposure animated by regular seminars and meetings.

Funding is available immediately.

* Qualification and experience *
A PhD or engineer degree in relevant fields (Computer Science, Chemistry/
Bioinformatics,..) and at least one publication in a peer reviewed journal or
at a leading conference are required. The successful applicant should have a
strong background in software development (visualization & graphics, shader
programming, virtual reality, real time applications) and be proficient with
latest hardware technologies. An extensive expertise in computer simulations,
in particular molecular dynamics is highly desirable. The candidate should
also be familiar with at least one modern programming language. Evidence of
the ability to undertake internationally competitive research generating
high quality publications is essential, as are good communication and
organisational skills.

When? 24 months starting ASAP
Where? Laboratoire de Biochimie Thorique, Paris, France
Salary: starting 2500 /month (before tax)
Team Leader: Marc Baaden
Websites: --

A PDF version of this job advertisement is available here:

Interested candidates should send a CV and a statement of research interests,
including the names of three referees with contact information, as PDF document


HPC Research Associate or Research Scientist


Job Description

This Research Scientist or Research Associate for High Performance Computing will provide leadership and technical expertise to TACC's HPC research, development, and support activities. These activities will enhance the research programs.


  • Position will assist TACC users with the porting, analysis, and improvement of their research software on TACC's HPC systems
  • Incumbent to work with TACC users to integrate HPC technologies into their research and development activities and to measure the impact of TACC's HPC systems on their research capabilities
  • Position will contribute to TACC HPC activities in the following ways: evaluate new HPC architectures, systems, and software tools to determine the best techniques for achieving performance and to identify future acquisition targets
  • Employee will pursue and obtain external funding to enhance TACC's HPC activities, expertise, and resources by submitting proposals to funding agencies, industrial partners, and vendors directly or in partnership with researchers and faculty at UT Austin or other institutions
  • Employee expecte dto initiate and conduct research into new high performance and parallel computing applications, techniques, tools, and algorithms
  • Will perform application performance analysis and industry standard benchmarking on HPC platforms
  • Position expected to publicize the results of these activities through presentations at conferences/workshops and through publications in proceedings and professional journals
  • Employee will develop and present HPC training modules

Desired Skills & Experience

The selected candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in a natural science or engineering discipline, mathematics, or computer science/engineering;
  • Research experience in HPC/parallel computing including at least three recent, relevant publications;
  • Proficiency with common HPC programming languages, tools, and techniques including Fortran and/or C/C++, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenCL;
  • Six or more years experience in scientific programming;
  • Demonstrated expertise working in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects with computational scientists and engineers;
  • and excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


The following qualifications are strongly desired:

  • Three or more years of post-doctorate experience in an academic or government lab environment;
  • A history of writing successful proposals for external funding;
  • Experience developing parallel computing applications, libraries or software tools;
  • Experience working with researchers to integrate HPC techniques into their research activities;
  • Undergraduate or graduate-level teaching experience;
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Python for HPC, data-intensive science, performance modeling, profiling, and analysis, large-scale debugging.

Company Description

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is a leading research center for computational excellence in the United States.  TACC’s mission is to enable discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies. To fulfill this mission, TACC staff help researchers and educators use these technologies effectively, and conduct research and development to make these technologies more powerful, more reliable, and easier to use. TACC staff also help encourage, educate, and train the next generation of researchers, empowering them to make discoveries that change the world. 

Additional Information

March 13, 2013
Mid-Senior level
Higher Education 
Job ID:

Research Scientist - Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)


Research Scientist - Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
The NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is a unique public-private research center that uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. CUSP observes, analyzes, and models cities to optimize outcomes, prototype new solutions, formalize new tools and processes, and develop new expertise/experts. These activities will make CUSP the world's leading authority in the emerging field of "Urban Informatics." CUSP and its partners are working together with New York City in pursuing R&D in a number of projects across many domains. Our work includes close collaboration with NYC agencies. 
The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is seeking a Research Scientist to work in our visualization and data analysis effort. Besides pursuing research in these areas, including the design of algorithms and software for understanding and interacting with large urban data, the research scientist will be part of our operations team. He/she will work other CUSP members and partners to tackle our most difficult analytics problems with Big Data, and help deploy solutions to our partners. 
The ideal candidate must have a PhD in Computer Science, expertise in visualization and data analysis, and experience with large software development. Other areas of desirable expertise include web-based, portable, and large-display wall applications. 
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate with dissertation research in an appropriate field (such as Computer Science, Information Science, or Computer Engineering) is required. 
Preferred Qualifications: Extensive research experience with a record of publications in one or more related areas AND research experience in the following areas is preferred:
- Information and/or Scientific Visualization, 
- Urban Data, 
- Big Data Management and Analysis, 
- Visual Analytics. 
Preferred Technical Skills: 
- Strong computer science background 
- Excellent skills in C++ and GPU programming (CUDA) 
- Good knowledge of written and spoken English. The candidate would be expected to lead innovative interdisciplinary research with CUSP domain experts, and work with faculty, postdoc, and students. 
Primary Job Duties: 
- Plan, conceive, manage or conduct research and development for CUSP customers and sponsors. This includes helping prepare research proposals. 
- Create new understandings and capabilities; critical review; or similar engineering research and development methods. 
- Initiate, design, develop, execute, and evaluate new processes, products, or systems through basic and applied research. 
Applicants are invited to send their CV, research statement, and names of at least three references to with "Research Scientist" in the subject line. Application review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. In keeping with this commitment, CUSP strongly encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups. Individuals with disabilities seeking accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at  

Positions in Inverse Problems

Positions available: 

Inverse Problems in Statistics :

Inverse Problems in Computer Science:

Best Regards,
Simon R. Arridge,PhD.,F.InstP.         University College London (UCL)
Professor of Image Processing          Department of Computer Science
Visiting Professor of Mathematics      Department of Mathematics
Tel. +44-(0)20-7679-2000 (ext 33714)   Room No. 3.05
Tel. +44-(0)20-7679-3714 (direct)      Engineering Front Building
Fax  +44-(0)20-7387-1397               London WC1E 6BT
E-mail:         United Kingdom
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Visualization and Distributed Graphics Engineer Position at KAUST Visualization Laboratory


The Visualization and Distributed Graphics Engineer will, as part of a
team, build, and optimize graphics clusters and tiled displays in the
KAUST Visualization Lab (KVL, to support
scientific researchers of the KAUST campus.  This includes the
deployment, maintenance, operation, and extension of core
visualization facilities as well as working, as part of a team, to
develop new visualization solutions to support research endeavors for
all departments at KAUST.

Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Work collaboratively with a team of visualization and computer
graphics developers to generate visualization solutions for campus
scientists in a variety of scientific domains.
- Lead the KVL efforts to build, maintain, and deploy very large tiled
display systems and large graphics clusters.
- Fine-tune software and hardware visualization systems for optimal
performance, meeting regularly with team members and KAUST community
members to identify visualization requirements and plan for future
system direction.
- Prepare routine system operation reports.
- Lead student interns in system extension and operation.

- Proven ability to work with minimal supervision in a
multi-disciplinary environment.
- Expert in building tiled displays and distributed graphics systems.
- Expert and/or knowledgeable in some of the following: SAGE, CGLX,
Chromium, Equalizer,  CUDA, GPU, C, C++, Cg, Python, D3, WebGL, VTK,
Avizo, ParaView, VisIt.
- Expert in multiple areas of computer graphics including, 2d/3d
graphics techniques, image processing, and advanced rendering
- Proficient with HPC systems and technology.
- Excellent oral and written communication.

Email me directly ( if you are interested.

Visualization position at Marquette University


We currently have an open position for a Visualization Technology Specialist within the newly constructed College of Engineering building at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee is located on Lake Michigan just 75 miles north of Chicago and 75 miles east of Madison.


The person hired for this position will play an integral role in current and future visualization initiatives at Marquette University.


With this in mind, I would appreciate it if you would please forward the link below to anyone who may be interested in inquiring about the Visualization Technology Specialist position.


Thank you for your consideration.


Best regards


John LaDisa, PhD


Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Marquette University

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Medicine

Children's Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin



Intelligence Analysis Faculty Position


James Madison University (JMU) seeks applicants for two faculty positions in its Bachelor’s Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis (IA): Position 1) critical thinking and analytic methodology, and Position 2) analytic methodology with an emphasis in computational tools and techniques. Both appointments will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and will reside within the larger Department of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT).
JMU is a comprehensive university, with an enrollment of approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, approximately 2 hours from Washington, D.C., Richmond, and Roanoke. JMU is regarded as one of the finest universities in the nation and has been cited in U.S. News and World ReportChanging Times, and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university and as one of the nation’s top 35 universities for undergraduate research.
The IA program is in its sixth year and is a rapidly growing program that educates a new generation of analysts capable of handling current and future challenges in national security and competitive intelligence. The program emphasizes advanced critical thinking, analytic writing, technological proficiency, and situational understanding. The IA program’s graduates are well positioned for careers as analysts in the public or the private sector and have been very successful in securing positions within the Intelligence Community, at prominent Defense Contractors, as well as within the military, private corporations and law enforcement.
The ideal candidates will have substantial experience as all-source intelligence analysts, demonstrated ability in teaching or training and expertise in analytical methodologies. Both positions involve serving as colleagues within the university and as active advocates for the IA program to the Intelligence Community. Individuals in these positions must understand, embrace and advocate the program’s multi-disciplinary approach. A Ph.D. is desirable (and required for a tenure-track appointment), but qualified candidates with a Master’s degree and
substantial experience in the field are also strongly encouraged to apply for the positions (on a 3 year Renewable Term contract). James Madison University is committed to enhancing campus diversity and creating a more inclusive and diverse institution. The successful candidates will have experience and demonstrated results of successful leadership in a diverse community. Minorities, women, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
These positions are 9-month appointments with a typical teaching load of 3 courses per semester. For Position 1, at least half of the annual six-course load will be in advanced critical thinking (hypothesis testing, causal analysis, futures analysis, and strategy assessment). For Position 2, at least half of the annual load will be in courses on databases with data mining and introductory programming (experience with automated intelligence information processing systems such as Analyst Notebook or Pathfinder and/or geospatial tools is a plus). The remaining courses for both positions will depend on the candidate’s expertise and support the core of the IA program. Also, depending on their interest and background, successful candidates may have opportunities to satisfy part of their course load in the Geographic Science (GS) or Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) undergraduate programs that are housed in the same department as IA. Both positions require an active program of scholarly activity that enriches the undergraduate program and advances the field of intelligence analysis.
Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2013; the search will remain open until both positions are filled. Application materials should include a cover letter that explains how the candidate's experiences fit the position requirements, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and/or training experience and philosophy and contact information for at least three references. Application materials must be submitted online through JMU’s application system: (under “Instructional Faculty Positions Full Time”) To apply for Position 1, refer to job #0405004; to apply for Position 2, refer to job #0405003. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. James Madison University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Questions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Noel Hendrickson, at

Permanent Lecturer in Mathematics


University College Dublin is seeking to appoint a permanent Lecturer in
Mathematics in the UCD School of Mathematical Sciences.

UCD School of Mathematical Sciences is committed to research and
teaching across the mathematical sciences, including mathematics,
applied mathematics, statistics and actuarial science.

The post holder will be expected to engage in research in some aspect
of mathematics (Algebra or Analysis), including supervision of research
students and projects, and to contribute to the School’s wide-ranging
programme of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Closing date: GMT 23:30 Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Further information on the post and the application procedure can be
found at:

(select `Mathematical Sciences' from the drop-down `School' menu).

Golovin Assistant Professorship in Applied Mathematics


Golovin Assistant Professorship in Applied Mathematics

Northwestern University

The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University invites applications for the position of Golovin Assistant Professor. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Duties involve teaching and research in applied mathematics with a focus on applications in engineering and/or the sciences. More information about this position can be found at:

The starting date is September 1, 2013. Outstanding candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to junior level candidates. The application package should include a curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and interests, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. The application should be submitted on-line at:

In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least two, but no more than three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters will be automatically solicited from the letter writers by email after the names are entered in the online application system.

Questions may be sent to Sarah Johnson, (Subject line: Golovin Professorship). To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by March 1, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

David Chopp
Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Northwestern University
Phone: (847)-491-8391
Fax: (847)-491-2178
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