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Computer Science and Engineering: CROSS Research Computer Scientist (Open until filled. Apply by 7/18/19)

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 18th, 2019
Last review date: Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) under the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), invites applications for a Research Computer Scientist who will work under the direction of the CROSS Director. CROSS aims to turn graduate-level research prototypes into successful software projects with vibrant user and developer communities. To meet this goal, the CROSS team uses a combination of teaching, research, and incubation. The goal of the project is to bring the same methods and tools used for the agile delivery of software (DevOps) to scientists and industry researchers.

The incumbent will head CROSS incubator projects focusing on reproducibility and Popper, an experimentation protocol and CLI tool for implementing scientific exploration pipelines. Responsibilities will include the following: leveraging development technologies and infrastructure for developing the OSS project and building an open-source software community participating in the project’s efforts. The incumbent will also be expected: (i) to build and maintain a diverse community of open-source software contributors for their projects, (ii) provide technical assistance to graduate and undergraduate students, (iii) publish in scientific journals and present finding at scientific meetings, and (iv) be expected to apply for and serve as principal investigator on grants, contracts, and private external funding. The successful candidate will be highly articulate and have demonstrated ability to collaborate with scientists, laboratory scientists, software engineers, and students in developing novel genomics tools, protocols and resources.

The successful candidate should have the ability to make significant research contributions, a proven track record of working in reproducibility, and the ability to create an OSS platform for practical reproducible research. We are particularly interested in applicants who have experience leading open-source software research projects and building relevant communities. Applicants with mentoring experience, expertise with developing tutorials and organizing workshops, and/or expertise in applying DevOps strategies and techniques to experimentation in computer systems research are strongly encouraged to apply.

ACADEMIC TITLE
Assistant Research - Associate Research

SALARY
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
A Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Computer Science or Computer Engineering at the time of application; two or more years’ experience working on OSS research projects; a record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed research journals and giving presentations at scientific meetings; and experience in proposal preparation and management of academic externally funded awards.

POSITION AVAILABLE
As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.

DURATION OF POSITION
The initial appointment will be full-time through June 30, 2020, with the possibility of extension. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment thereafter; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00718
Please refer to Position # JPF00718-19T in all correspondence.

Documents/Materials

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Statement of research interests (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Copies of peer-reviewed publications (a minimum of two are required and a maximum of ten will be accepted)
  • Diversity statement that addresses past or potential contributions to diversity through research and/or professional activities (optional) See Diversity Statement Guidelines

Reference Requirement
Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation*. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Full consideration will be given to applications completed by July 18, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

Job location

Santa Cruz, California

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position

  • Statement of Research - Statement of research interests

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Peer-reviewed publication

  • Peer-reviewed publication

  • Peer-reviewed publication (Optional)

  • Peer-reviewed publication (Optional)

  • Peer-reviewed publication (Optional)

  • Peer-reviewed publication (Optional)

  • Peer-reviewed publication (Optional)

  • Peer-reviewed publication (Optional)

  • Peer-reviewed publication (Optional)

  • Peer-reviewed publication (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research and/or professional activities (See Diversity Statement guidelines)
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required