Research Scientific Programmer/Analyst

Boston University, Charles River Campus
Feb 01, 2018
Mar 30, 2018
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The Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University seeks to hire a full-time Scientific Programmer and Analyst to support a diverse array of computationally focused research.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will lead technical aspects related to consulting, training, and scientific application package support, and will support development and optimization of software used for research and teaching in the Department of Earth & Environment. He or she will support faculty, research staff, and graduate students on projects that require expertise in computational research tools, will work directly with faculty and other academic stakeholders to assess needs and make recommendations regarding computing infrastructure, and will act as primary liaison between faculty, staff, and students in Earth & Environment and staff at Boston University’s Research Computing Services. This is a full-time position that is centrally funded by the University.

Preferred qualification include either a Masters or PhD degree in a computationally-focused sub-discipline of Earth and environmental sciences, preferably with several years of experience. Candidates with Bachelor degrees with extensive experience will also be considered.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
•    Strong analytical skills with an ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables are critical to this position. 
•    Extensive knowledge of numerical methods, computational methodologies, and math/statistical software packages (Python, MATLAB, R).
•    Experience with computational workflows and geospatial software tools (e.g. ENVI/ARCGIS, QGIS/GRASS). 
•    Fluency in multiple programming languages, and ability to quickly learn new programming languages and tools as required are also critical. 
•    Experience with using and scripting Linux, computing on large-scale clusters, and optimizing/parallelizing code desired.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, and curriculum vitae with their application.  Applications should be submitted to (tracking code 3477/F0816) or through the link on this AGU posting.  Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

About Boston University:  
Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world, and one of the largest employers in the city of Boston. With over 32,500 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 130 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 17 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses lead the way in world-class education and innovative research. BU has a rich legacy of serving both greater Boston and the world community.