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Associate Research Scientist

Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4728 

 

Overview

 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the United States Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory tasked to provide the United States government agencies and departments with technology and expertise to support national and homeland security needs.

 

Our diverse capabilities span scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.

 

We invite applications for Associate Research Scientist in the Applications Engineering group within the Computer Science and Mathematics Division.

 

The Application Engineering group is tasked with engineering the next generation of scientific software to meet the quality, performance, reliability, trustworthiness, and usability requirements needed to fulfill our mission of scientific discovery. We are committed to the notion that excellence in science requires excellence in software, and actively investigate and adopt techniques and tools that will ensure that software developed by our group is of the highest standard.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Apply software engineering skills in order to undertake original scientific research
  • Contribute to the development of open source software on scientific projects
  • Deploy, maintain, and support scientific applications using a variety of platforms in support of scientific projects.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to meet their software requirements, address bugs, and achieve their scientific goals.
  • Contribute to original research including software development, scientific papers, reports and other artifacts.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Basic Requirements

 

  • A Ph.D. in computer science or a related field.
  • Postdoctoral experience in modern object-oriented programming languages including C++, Java or Python

 

Preferred Requirements

 

  • Experience with software development methodologies, version control systems like Git, and knowledge of UML.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • The ability to work on a team in a dynamic group environment with regular deadlines
  • Knowledge of, and a willingness to employ, best practice software engineering techniques, and participate in collaborative software development.
  • Prior experience developing or contributing to large, complex software systems.
  • Experience using multiple languages, including the following: C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Python. Applicants with experience only in Fortran will not be considered.
  • Activity within the broader open-source software community would be looked upon favorably, but is not required.
  • Regular presentations or tutorials at relevant conferences.
  • A track-record in developing detailed documentation in multiple formats and experience with documentation generation using tools like Javadoc and Doxygen.

 

An open-source code sample that may be used for evaluation purposes will be required later in the application process. Your code sample should be related in some way to the subject of this post. It should be object-oriented, contain five or more classes, show a sophisticated understanding of the project and be your sole work to a very high degree (>95%). Samples in Fortran are not acceptable. Code samples will need to be made available on GitHub or a similar sharing platform.

 

 

ORNL Ethics and Conduct

 

As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here:  https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity

 

Benefits at ORNL

 

UT Battelle offers an exceptional benefits package to include matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and Medical / Dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free Fitness facilities.   

 

Relocation

 

UT Battelle offers a wide range of relocation benefits for individuals and families to make it easier to come and work here. If you are invited to interview, please ask your Recruiter about relocating with ORNL. 

 

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.


If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.


ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.


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