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Jobs with the DANSE Project

The jobs are listed with student jobs at the top, and jobs for professional developers lower in the list. Job opportunities are distributed around the country, as are the activities of the DANSE project itself.

Internships for High School Students at Caltech (Pasadena, CA)

One or two apprentices will work with Dr. Brent Fultz and his group on computational materials physics. The big vision for computing is that a worldwide grid of networked computers will be a utility someday, so computations can be executed wherever resources are available. We don't know which power plant provided the electric power to our house, so why do we need to know which computer did our work? This vision is emerging slowly, but we are underway with DANSE. An apprentice would see how a large object-oriented software development project is run, and could help by installing software and testing its installation procedures, looking for inconsistencies in documentation, and looking for inconsistencies in instructions. An apprentice with prior programming experience may be able to do much more. Applicants should reply by email, sending a resume to Taura Scott:

taura [at] caltech.edu

Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate Summer or Academic Part-Time Work in Scientific Computing at Caltech (Pasadena, CA)

The California Institute of Technology offers opportunities to undergraduates for paid part-time work in a project on scientific computing. Specific tasks will be arranged to suit the individual. Previous undergraduate students have worked on software installations and testing, helping to review procedures and documentation. Students with more skill in object-oriented programming and design have done some code development. Students will see how a large science-based object-oriented software development project is run. Applicants should reply by email, sending a resume to Taura Scott:

taura [at] caltech.edu

Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

SANS Analysis and Modeling Scientist/NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) (Gaithersburg, MD)

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates for a scientist with a strong computational background in any area of nano and microscale science with a preference for the area of soft matter, to participate in a software modeling and simulation project aimed at solving complex micro-structural problems with small angle neutron scattering (SANS).

The NCNR is a world leader in neutron sciences with 24 operating instruments serving more than 2,200 research participants/year resulting in 350 scientific publications/year. The NCNR operates 3 SANS and Ultra SANS (USANS) instruments which, combined, probe structural features in materials ranging from 1nm to 20,000 nm. More information about the NCNR can be found at the web site www.ncnr.nist.gov. The project is an NSF funded, multi institution, five-year software development project to develop the next generation framework and applications for data analysis, modeling, and simulation for neutron scattering experiments. More information is available at danse.chem.utk.edu.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying opportunities for innovations.
  • Helping to set project priorities.
  • Collaborating on experimental projects
  • Developing and implementing the appropriate and necessary algorithms.

Desired qualifications:

  • PhD in physical or biological sciences, engineering or related field.
  • Excellent programming, oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Working knowledge of Python.
  • Experience in using microstructural characterization using x-ray or neutron diffraction technique is highly desirable.

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been identified. Appointment will be from 2-3 years. In furtherance of the University’s fundamental commitment to diversity, minority group members and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a resume by e-mail to Dr. Paul Butler, at paul.butler [at] nist.gov, and Dr. Mathieu Doucet, at mathieu.doucet [at] nist.gov.

SANS Scientist/NIST Center for neutron research (Gaithersburg, MD)

The Macromolecular and Microstructure Sciences (MMS) team at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) is seeking a research scientist with a strong record of creativity and achievement in any area of nano and microscale science with a preference for the area of soft matter and rheology. The candidate should complement and expand current scientific activities of the group.

The NCNR is a world leader in neutron sciences with 24 operating instruments serving more than 2,200 research participants/year resulting in 350 scientific publications/year. The MMS team is responsible for designing and operating four state-of-the-art Small to Ultra small Angle Neutron Scattering ((U)SANS) instruments. Combined, these instruments probe structural features in materials ranging from 1nm to 20,000 nm. Besides the wide array of elastic and inelastic neutron scattering instruments, the center operates a variety of complementary facilities, from X-ray diffractometers to IR spectrometers, and has access to a wide range of other state-of-the-art equipment through partnerships with other NIST labs, particularly the Center for Nanoscale Sciences and Technology. The team is further assisted by an outstanding cadre of NCNR support staff including engineers, mechanical technicians, sample environment team, laboratory support personnel, etc.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a strong research program.
  • Assisting visiting researchers conduct experiments and participating in various instrument activities.
  • Advising or co-advising summer undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs.
  • Teaching or co-teaching in summer schools, workshops, tutorials, and university courses.

Desired qualifications:

  • PhD in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, or related materials field.
  • Excellent experimental communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Experience in microstructure or macromolecular structure characterization using x-ray or neutron diffraction techniques is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in building a thriving interdisciplinary/collaborative research program.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing new instrumentation/new techniques (either technical or computational abilities).
  • A commitment to teaching.

Deadline for applications is September 15, 2008 or until the position is filled. Expressions of interest along with a resume and a 2-3 page research plan should be sent (preferably electronically) to by e-mail to Dr. Paul Butler, at paul.butler [at] nist.gov. In furtherance of the University’s fundamental commitment to diversity, minority group members and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional information about the NCNR and the MMS team are available on the web at: www.ncnr.nist.gov and www.ncnr.nist.gov/programs/sans/index.html NCNR opportunities at: www.ncnr.nist.gov/jobs

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