The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Associate

Hiring department TACC
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-04-17-02-0708
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

The candidate will be appointed to the UT title of Research Associate or Research Scientist based on qualifications.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

Additional Information


To join and manage the Visualization area in the Texas Advanced Computing Center. Will lead group that designs, deploys, and supports usage of interactive visualization technologies, perform research, development, and support activities involved in advanced visualization techniques and production of new technologies.

Essential Functions

Manage TACC's Visualization Interfaces and Applications group and provide vision and leadership to enhance and grow the research and development activities. Position will supervise regular staff and students. Evaluate new visualization laboratory architectures, systems, and software tools to determine future research and development activities and technologies to enhance TACC Visualization laboratory capabilities. Initiate and conduct research and development activities including collaborations with external researchers, to produce new visualization and human computer interaction techniques to create and develop next generation visualization laboratory displays, interaction mechanisms and software technologies. Obtain external funding to enhance TACC's visualization activities, expertise and resources by submitting proposals to funding agencies, industrial partners and vendors. Work with UT researchers and partners to utilize TACC's leading edge visualization laboratory technologies. Publicize the results of TACC's Visualization activities through presentations at conferences and workshops, and through publications in conference proceedings and professional journals.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Doctoral degree in computer science, computer engineering, computational engineering or similar field. Proficiency with common visualization software packages. Three years experience in using visualization techniques to analyze scientific data. Demonstrated expertise working in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects with computational scientists and engineers. Demonstrated proficiency in high-quality technical writing for publications and proposals. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Three or more years of post-doctorate experience in an academic environment with a specialization in visualization. Significant coursework or other formal education in an application science or engineering discipline. Research experience in visualization including five or more relevant publications. Six or more years experience in using visualization techniques to analyze scientific data. Experience in visualization application and tool software development using open GL, Mesa, or similar software tool. Proficiency in human computer interaction techniques. Demonstrated proficiency in user study design and deployment. Experience with parallel programming in the development of visualization applications. Experience with visualization laboratory displays and interaction mechanisms. Expertise in statistics and numerical analysis. History of writing successful proposals for external funding. Undergraduate or graduate-level teaching experience.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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