Computational Scientist Position

Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve rwgk at
Sat Aug 9 01:59:48 CEST 2003

Computational Scientist
Requisition Number: 016273
Division: Physical Biosciences
Date Opened: 07/24/2003

DUTIES: Essential -- Working as a member of a group at the fore-front of
high-throughput structural biology software development, this computational
scientist appointment has primary responsibility for the development of a
new software package called SPARX for high-throughput electron microscopy
single particle image reconstruction. This will entail developing features
in the PHENIX graphical user environment to enhance support for single
particle image reconstruction algorithms written in C++, and implementing
job-level parallelism combined with task management within the PHENIX
framework. The work will be carried out as part of a collaboration with
leaders in the field of single particle image reconstruction,
high-performance computing, and applied mathematics. There will be a close
interaction with researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston to
incorporate the algorithms from the EMAN package into the PHENIX
environment. The resulting SPARX software will be distributed to the
electron microscopy community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Essential -- Demonstrated high-level skills, knowledge and
work experience in computational structural biology, chemistry, physics,
mathematics, or computer science, in particular the development of code for
scientific applications. Must have high analytical skill and programming
skill (language unspecified but prefer C++, or similar object oriented
language), familiarity with tools such as Python and CVS. Experience in the
development of graphical user interfaces and/or the practical implementation
of parallel programming paradigms. Ability to creatively work with problems
in software design and implementation. Effective interpersonal, verbal and
written communication skills with the ability to accomplish goals as a team
member working collaboratively with programmers, engineers, post-docs,
graduate students, and undergraduates from multiple backgrounds. Must have
the ability to handle multiple projects and tasks in parallel and meet
programmatic milestones and project timelines.

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job number 016273. Please see for details
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