Computer Engineer – International Pulsar Timing Array, Department of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
West Virginia University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
White Hall Box 6315
City: 
Morgantown
State/Province: 
WV
Zip/Postal: 
26506-6315
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) is seeking applications for a Computer Engineer in the Physics and Astronomy Department. The Computer Engineer will work with the International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA), a collaboration between international consortia including members in North America, Europe, Australia, China, and India, whose aim is to detect low-frequency gravitational waves by timing millisecond pulsars. The successful applicant would be primarily responsible for developing and maintaining cyberinfrastructure to: manage heterogenous astronomy data from multiple observatories; reproducibly process data in a variety of ways, including with Jupyter Notebooks; package pipelines for instantiation on a variety of computing resources, including with Docker and Singularity containers; and manage IPTA communications. The successful applicant will work with the IPTA project manager and participate in the IPTA cyberinfrastructure, analysis, and education and outreach working groups, in addition to working directly with the cyberinfrastructure experts in each constituent Pulsar Timing Array. 

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, astronomy, physics, or related fields and at least three years of experience in cyberinfrastructure management. Additional requirements are: demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, ability to attend telecons outside of normal working hours, and ability to travel internationally to IPTA meetings. Familiarity with astrophysics research, IPTA research and radio pulsar data and analyses, and/or cyberinfrastructure development for research and educational purposes is preferred. This position is funded for five years, with possible renewal given funding availability.  

For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu click on the “View Jobs” link; or see: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/wvu_research/jobdetail.ftl?job=17976...

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as part of the application process. 

WVURC is an AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer.

Included Benefits: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 3, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Maura McLaughlin
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
West Virginia University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
G59 White Hall
City: 
Morgantown
State/Province: 
WV
Zip/Postal Code: 
26506-6315
Country: 
United States of America
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Maura McLaughlin
Subject: 
IPTA Computer Engineer