1) JETSCAPE postdoc / Assistant Professor (Research)
Wayne State University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics and/or the Department of Computer Science as part of the JETSCAPE collaboration. Senior or highly qualified candidates will be considered for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor-Research position.
The successful candidate will assume the role of one of two conveners of the software design working group within the JETSCAPE collaboration. He/She will lead a team of physicists and computer scientists in setting up, implementing and maintaining the software framework of the JETSCAPE event generator and statistical analysis tools. He/She will be actively involved in porting and modifying code elements from other generators to the JETSCAPE framework. He/She will work with physicists both within and beyond JETSCAPE to set up wrappers to ease the incorporation of different physics elements within the full package, and design an evolving suite of test cases to continually evaluate upgrades and modifications. He/She will manage the workload distribution of a team of students and postdocs, actively set and ensure steady progress towards annual deliverable goals.
The term of the position will be one year, renewable annually for up to three years, beginning as early as possible. The position requires a Ph.D. in computer science, computational/theoretical/experimental physics, or related discipline with a demonstrated expertise in software design and implementation of extensive software systems. Prior experience programming on GPU architectures or knowledge of the physics of heavy-ion collisions would be highly desirable.
Possibilities exist to split responsibilities between JETSCAPE code development and theoretical/computational research on jet quenching in high energy heavy-ion collisions.
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