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Computational Scientist 3 Position

The Penn State gravitational wave group is seeking a computational scientist to work in the area of transient gravitational wave searches for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration in support of multi-messenger astrophysics. The ideal candidate would be expected to develop scalable cyberinfrastructure for real-time data analysis that covers areas such as: real-time data distribution, signal processing, streaming data processing, database design, web service design, job workflow design, and smart systems monitoring. Competency in C and Python is required. Competency in C++, Java, javascript, html, bash, SQL, and other common scripting languages is highly desired. Competency in some or all of the following software is highly desired: Apache HTTP server, Apache Kafka, Druid (and/or other event/time series databases), HTCondor, Gstreamer. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experience in software development through the full cycle of prototyping, collaborative development, release, packaging, and maintenance using modern tools such as gitlab. The candidate will have some supervisory responsibilities so experience supervising other team members is ideal. Please apply online at and submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a brief work statement describing your expertise and interests and contact information for three professional references. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in a field of study with focus on computational research methods or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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