Scientific Programmer

Opportunity Type: 
Graduate student
  • Location: Tempe Campus
  • Part-time to full-time
  • Rate of pay: ½ RA support or equivalent hourly pay

This research group works in the arena global ecology, carbon cycle science, and climate change. We have developed a large codebase application (“Vulcan”) that requires a scientific programmer to code and maintain this codebase. The application tracks the emission of carbon dioxide at high resolution across the United States and the planet. The application ingests large amount of data, processes and writes out to various geospatial formats. It runs on a multiprocessor system and is primarily java-based. It was developed over the course of roughly 5 years and is now a high-profile, internationally recognized research computing effort. Extensive documentation is available and transition with assistance from previous programmer is available for a limited time.

Desired knowledge/qualifications:

  • Should be familiar with OOAD principles, and basic knowledge of data structures
  • Java expertise - Hands on coding experience in Java for at least 1-2 years
  • Should have experience handling enterprise level applications
  • Basic working knowledge of Linux & PBS Script
  • Basic knowledge of PHP, java script and CSS
  • Hands on experience with Database, Oracle
  • Should be able to write SQL queries and familiarity with basic relational Database Management
  • Ability to communicate with the the scientific team, participate in group meetings

If interested please send CV and the contact information for 3 references to Professor Kevin Gurney (

Expiration Date: 
Sun, 2013-01-13

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