TitleResearch Computing Specialist, Computer Science (Extended Temporary) (Multiple Positions)
DepartmentComputer Science (0412)
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona invites applications for a research computing specialist position in the theory of large scale graph visualization, under the direction of Stephen Kobourov. Support for the position is currently available for one year.
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Duties & Responsibilities
*Study connections geometry, topology and combinatorics in the context of graphs and graph theory.
*Develop graph analysis and visualization algorithms, with theoretical and practical guarantees.
*Participate in research proposal development.
*Publish research papers in peer-reviewed and visible publications.
*Participates in the design, measurement, collection, sampling and statistical analysis of research data and results.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
*Knowledge of algorithms in general and graph theory and computational
geometry in particular.
*Knowledge of current and emerging computer operating systems, and research-related applications systems, software and hardware.
*Knowledge and ability to implement algorithms and deploy them as
*Knowledge of scientific analysis and statistical methods.
*Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline requiring the use of advanced levels of computational methods and resources, one (1) year of applied research, and one to two (1-2) years of related practical research computing experience; OR,
Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
*Masters degree or ABD (a doctoral candidate who has completed required courses and examinations but not a dissertation) is preferred
for this position.
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week40
Job CategoryComputer, Engineering and Technical
Benefits EligibleYes – Full Benefits
Posted Rate of PayDOE
Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information
Number of VacanciesMultiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo
Contact Information for Candidates
Review Start Date12/05/2017
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicant
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