[Comp-neuro] Scientific Software Developer Position
Dr. Hans Ekkehard Plesser
hans.ekkehard.plesser at umb.no
Sat Aug 25 01:51:58 CEST 2007
Scientific Software Developer
A full-time position as overingeniør (code 1087) or senioringeniør (code 1181)
is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology of
the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The position is financed through a
grant from the Research Council of Norway and is limited to four years.
The Computational Neuroscience Group at the Department of Mathematical
Sciences and Technology of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences has just
received a substantial grant under the eScience program of the Research
Council of Norway (RCN): eNEURO - Multilevel Modeling and Simulations. We
are thus expanding our activities and are looking for a scientific software
developer to support us in the development of advanced neuronal modeling
software as part of the eNEURO project. For information on our group and the
eNEURO project, see arken.umb.no/compneuro.
Our group presently consists of three permanent faculty members (Einevoll,
Plesser, Wyller), two post-docs and four doctoral students, and will grow
substantially in the next few years. We have close collaborations with
experimental and computational neuroscientists at University of Oslo (Storm,
Heggelund), University of California at San Diego (Dale, Devor), RIKEN Brain
Science Institute (Diesmann, Grün) and the Honda Research Institute Europe
(Gewaltig). We enjoy prioritized access to the Norwegian national scientific
high-performance computing resources as part of the eNeuro grant
As a member of the NEST Initiative, we are closely involved in the development
of the NEST simulator for large neuronal networks, one of the leading
simulators in the field (www.nest-initiative.org). As a scientific software
developer in our group, you will work closely with scientists and other NEST
developers on the development of the simulator and other software tools for
modeling neurons and neural networks. You will also be involved in organizing
data sharing tools to facilitate the collaboration among our project partners
around the world.
As an applicant, you are strong on advanced C++ programming techniques
including parallel programming and experienced with Python. Experience with
collaboration tools, e.g. code repositories and wikis, is a plus. Applicants
should have at least a M.Sc. in computer science, physics, mathematics or
computational biology. The working language in our group is English. We would
like to increase the number of women in our group and encourage women to
The position is financed through the eNeuro grant of the Research Council of
Norway limited to four years, starting at your earliest convenience and
preferably no later than 1 January 2008. Salary as overingeniør will be
according to state salary level 49-56, depending upon your qualifications.
Experienced candidates may qualify for employment as senioringeniør (senior
engineer) with a salary according to levels 54-58 (NOK 394.500-424.000 p.a.,
approx Euro 49.000-53.000, USD 66.500-71.500). Please contact assoc. prof.
Hans E. Plesser (+47-64965467, hans.ekkehard.plesser at umb.no) or prof. Gaute
T. Einevoll (+47-95124536, gaute.einevoll at umb.no) for more information!
Deadline for applications: Friday, 21 September 2007.
Please submit your application either electronically via www.jobbnorge.no, ID
code 41144, or by convential mail to Dept. of Mathematical Sciences and
Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, PO Box 5003, 1432 Aas,
Norway. Please mark your letter with position code 07/1159.
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) is one of Norway's leading
institutes in the life sciences, including biology, food and environmental
science, land use and natural resource management. Through education and
research, UMB shall contribute to sustaining the livelihood of present and
future generations. UMB is nationally and internationally extensively
involved in research, education, information and innovation. UMB offers
education at all academic levels. UMB has about 2900 students and 900 staff
and is located at Aas, 30 minutes south of Oslo.
Dr. Hans Ekkehard Plesser
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Phone +47 6496 5467
Fax +47 6496 5401
Email hans.ekkehard.plesser at umb.no
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