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This position is open until filled. First Review Date 11/18/21.
Physics is a prominent, highly-ranked, and research-intensive department at UC San Diego, with 400+ employees, annual expenditures of roughly $30M, annual course enrollments greater than 16K students, and over 140K square feet of space in 8 campus buildings. Research and instructional activity occurs over an unusually broad range of disciplinary areas, including: astrophysics & astronomy, atomic/molecular physics, biological physics, condensed matter physics, plasma physics, elementary particle physics, nanoscience, and nonlinear dynamics. Research activity occurs both on-campus and in multiple off-campus locations, including: U.S. National Laboratories such as Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, and LANL (Los Alamos National Lab); observatories throughout the world; Antarctica; and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland. Research collaborations frequently involve other U.S. and international universities, National Labs, research institutes such as The Scripps Research Institute and the Salk Institute; and/or companies such as SAIC and General Atomics.
Sponsored research activities are funded by 40-50 different funding agencies, including NSF, NIH, DOE, DOD, and AFOSR, and include complex multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-PI awards. Instruction occurs at multiple levels. With approximately 170 students, the doctoral program has a flexible and broad-based curriculum which leads to a Ph.D. in Physics or Physics with optional specializations in Biophysics, Computational Science or Quantitative Biology. With nearly 600 Physics majors, the undergraduate major program is one of the most productive in the nation. Students may obtain B.S. degrees with optional specializations in Astrophysics, Biophysics, Computational Physics, Earth Sciences, or Materials Physics, or B.A. degrees with an optional specialization in Secondary Education. A special 5-year contiguous program leading to a B.S./M.S. in Materials Physics is also available. Lower division courses allow students to satisfy their general education requirements and serve as foundational courses for students majoring in the sciences and engineering.
Applies professional programming concepts for small to medium-sized projects or portions of larger projects. Resolves a variety of programming design and implementation issues. Works on programming assignments of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
The Programmer is responsible for a medium-sized full stack development project that extends a project in computational neuroanatomy. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting with transforming the moderately complex analysis software to a mainstream useable system. The project will utilize open-source code. The incumbent will develop high quality code, perform testing and integration, and maintain the development project, which includes interacting with local and remote scientists and devaluation criteria to obtain results. Responsibilities include assisting with development and maintenance and creation of software specifications, defining coding standards, and code review.
Knowledge of secure software development.
Intermediate skills associated with the design, development, modification and deployment of software, including object-oriented programming concepts.
Demonstrated software repository skills.
Experience with common programming tools.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated proficiency in Python
Proficiency in GUI and Web design.
Experience in data management.
Proficiency with linear algebra, trigonometry, and rigid body transformations.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.