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The Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is looking for a talented and energetic individual* with a passion for scientific computing to research distributed, high throughput, grid, and cloud computing in support of LIGO research, manage our data center, and contribute to the broader LIGO project.
Our group is a small and highly collaborative mix of Physics faculty, research scientists, postdocs, grad students, and undergrads, and your responsibilities will include hardware, software, and systems design, development, deployment, and support for large-scale distributed computing efforts in support of our group's scientific research.
You will have the opportunity to take ownership of projects, and be responsible for helping to define the vision, design, implementation, and use of the systems you develop. You can be an integral part of both our local and international group, with a role in the broader efforts outside UWM.
Experience with distributed, high throughput, grid, and cloud computing, virtualization, scientific workflow management, database technology, or identity management are pluses, but not required. If you're smart and energetic with a strong technical foundation and a practical focus, we will trust you can learn anything you need to get the job done.
At an absolute minimum, you should have a science research background and have a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or related field (degree to be completed by start date of employment). You should also be proficient in at least one high-level scripting language and be experienced deploying and supporting the Linux operating system. Supervisory experience is preferred.
LIGO is a rewarding project--fascinating, important research into the nature of the universe, with cutting-edge computing challenges--and the UWM CGCA is a great group. This job offers a supportive working environment and lots of fun, and your work will directly impact the success of our research projects. You will be around a lot of people who are not computing experts (along with a few who are), and you can help them do great science.
Minority candidates and women are especially encouraged to apply.
For the formal job posting and instructions to apply online, please see http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/9082. Review of applications will begin on July 9, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
*The official position title is Assistant, Associate or Senior Scientist.