The Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (CGCA) at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is looking for creative, energetic and talented individuals to join our scientific computing team working within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration ( LIGO is the ambitious project, funded by the National Science Foundation, that detected gravitational waves from colliding black holes in 2015. The Nobel Prize was awarded for this discovery in 2017. You will work with an existing team to build and support software for cutting edge astronomy and astrophysics projects.

Successful candidates will be part of a large and diverse team in the CGCA that works on a wide variety of computing infrastructure for astronomical and astrophysics problems. Team members interact daily with the physicists, astrophysicists and astronomers in the CGCA and at partner institutions. The CGCA at UW-Milwaukee also offers an exciting and friendly environment in which to work and play. With almost forty faculty, staff, postdocs, and students, the Center is a fun and vibrant place to work.

RESPONSIBILITIESYou will develop systems that record potential gravitational wave observations and push notifications to interested astronomers; you will participate in the appropriate LIGO scientific, technical and management forums and report on progress; you will keep current on big data trends to identify new technologies that can be effectively leveraged for LIGO data handling and analysis.

All CGCA employees take ownership of their projects and are responsible for the definition, architecture, and implementation of applications which enhance the scientific productivity of its users.

QUALIFICATIONS Have a PhD in Physics, Computing Science or a related field with strong technical skills and a minimum of two years of related research experience involving large data sets. Be proficient in at least one high-level scripting language such as PHP or Python, and be comfortable with Unix operating systems. Other qualifications that are desirable, but not required include: familiarity with Redhat Linux or other Linux environments including some administration and packaging; experience with GitLab administration, GitLab project management or Agile project management; experience with cloud platforms such as AWS; or experience developing web UIs with Django, Apache, MySQL, and JavaScript and related technologies.

APPLICATION Apply via This recruitment will continue until a final candidate is selected. Review of applications will begin May 5, 2023. Applications received after the initial screening date may not be considered.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Apply at: UWM Job Posting

Selection begins: May 5, 2023

Current Status of Position: Accepting Applicants