[ESIP-all] Fwd: POSITION: Boise State U Scientific Visualization Developer

Karl Benedict kbene at edac.unm.edu
Wed Feb 19 14:49:51 EST 2014

See below for an opportunity at Boise State University


Karl Benedict, Ph.D.
Director, Earth Data Analysis Center
Research Assistant Professor, University Libraries
Research Assistant Professor, Geography Department
University of New Mexico

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Title: Scientific Visualization Developer

Categories: Administrative and Professional Career Postings

Search #: RA-0002-14

Employee Type: Professional Full-Time

Department: Division of Research & Economic Development

Status: Open

Position Summary:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation,
stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan
research university of distinction.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the position of
Scientific Visualization Developer.

This position will support the development of research capacity in
visualization and transdisciplinary computational science and

The primary responsibility of the Scientific Visualization
Developer is to support researchers (faculty, post-docs, staff,
students) in developing novel visualizations of research and
outreach outputs of human/environmental science interactions for
the recently funded 5-year NSF Managing Idaho's Landscapes for
Ecosystem Services (MILES) project.

At the end of the grant period, this position will more broadly
serve the research community across the Boise State campus in
visualization and computations science and engineering.

You will have the opportunity to:

* Create novel visualization solutions for multi-scale
socio-biophysical data

* Develop visualizations to engage project stakeholders

* Develop open-source software solutions for mobile, web, desktop,
and supercomputing platforms

* Deploy visualization solutions used by a range of skill levels to
improve understanding of the human/environmental science interface

* Create new Big Data analyses for social and biophysical networks

* Work with researchers on best practices for communicating
science with visualization, in collaboration with Boise State's
Office of Information Technology and Idaho's Cyberinfrastructure
Advisory Council for higher education

* Collaborate in preparation and writing of grant proposals to
further enhance visualization capacity and advance visualization

Minimum Qualifications:

* M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or Physical Sciences.

* 3 years of experience including:
-- Outstanding C++ and/or Python skills, or other appropriate
scientific computing language, and a passion for programming and
data analysis problems.
-- Demonstrated visualization experience.
-- Data integration and data management experience.
-- Strong quantitative skills.
-- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and a
desire to work with a large interdisciplinary team of researchers.

A plus if you have:

* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or Physical Sciences

* Familiarity with open-source visualization or computational
geometry libraries and software, such as OpenCL, CUDA, VTK,
OpenGL, Gephi, CGAL, VisIt, GDAL, etc.

* Demonstrated modeling skills, grant writing and peer-reviewed
publications are desired.

If This Sounds Like the Job for You:

Please send CV, cover letter (not exceeding 2 pages), copies of
two authored published papers or manuscripts most closely
aligned with position expectations, and names and email addresses
for three references, to:

Kay Trotter at kaytrotter at boisestate.edu

Close Date:

Applications received by February 21, 2014, will receive full
consideration, but applications will be considered until the
position is filled.

Policy Statements:

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Nancy F. Glenn, Ph.D., P.E.
Department of Geosciences
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho  83725-1535
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