Research Programmer Positions Available

From: João Ribeiro (
Date: Fri Aug 10 2018 - 13:29:41 CDT

Dear all,

The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology seeks to fill two
vacancies for full-time Research Programmers. The function of the Research
Programmers is to bolster the development of the Center’s biomolecular
modeling, simulation, visualization, and analysis programs VMD (Visual
Molecular Dynamics) and NAMD (Nanoscale Molecular Dynamics).

*Duties and Responsibilities*:

   - Identify and design features needed by the user community
   - Collaborate with members of the programming team to develop new
   - Implement simulation, analysis, and visualization methods and
   - Improve performance (e.g., through tuning the code and GPU
   - Document, test, and debug new revisions of the software for release
   - Respond to questions and bug reports from users
   - Assist with workshops and other training activities
   - Contribute to reports, publications, presentations, and proposals

*Minimum Qualifications*:

   - Bachelor’s degree in a physical or mathematical discipline or computer
   - Relevant training and/or experience in scientific computing
   - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
   - Ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with
   researchers of diverse backgrounds

*Preferred Qualifications*:

   - Relevant training and/or experience in biomolecular simulation,
   computational chemistry or other scientific computing, including software
   development and distribution
   - Experience in implementing users’ requested features
   - Experience in developing and implementing automated workflows commonly
   used in computational chemistry research
   - Experience in graphical user interface (GUI) development
   - Experience in high-performance parallel or distributed computing
   - Knowledge of C, C++, CUDA, OpenCL, Tcl, Tk, Python, MPI and/or Charm++

These are full-time, benefits-eligible Academic Professional positions.
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. In order to ensure full
consideration, applications must be received by September 26, 2018.
Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring
decision will be made until after that date. The expected start is as soon
as possible after the closing date. To apply, please create your candidate
profile at and upload your cover letter, resume,
and names/contact information for three references as a single PDF file by
September 26, 2018. All requested information must be entered for your
application to be considered. For further information, please contact
Beckman Institute Human Resources at

For more information, please visit:

João Vieira Ribeiro
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group
Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
+1 (217) 3005851

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