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Computer Science Research Assistant/Post Doc - Open Rank
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Date Posted Jul. 23, 2021
Title Computer Science Research Assistant/Post Doc - Open Rank
University University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Department College of Engineering and Applied Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
    Research Scientist/Associate
    Graduate Student
  • Computer/Information Sciences

The Department of Computer Science (CS) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for an open rank research assistant/post-doctoral associate position in the area of program analysis and compiler optimization. Title and compensation will be determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications. A successful applicant will possess strong abilities/skills in the following areas.

-Independent problem solving, specifically the ability to efficiently navigate an unfamiliar problem space with minimal supervision, the ability to seek and integrate useful help and feedback, and the ability to incrementally chip away a hard problem.
-Strong programming/software development, specifically the ability to design and implement advanced data structures and algorithms to solve problems efficiently.
-Passion/desire for learning: the candidate is encouraged and will continue to learn after being hired and working on the job, including continue to take classes as needed at UCCS.
-Solid foundation in Computer Science and knowledge in the areas of programming languages and compilers. Past experiences in developing program analysis and compiler projects are desired but not required.
-Strong communication skills, including verbal and writing skills, are desired.

The hired candidate will have the opportunity to conduct meaningful and deep research while on the job. The candidate will also have the opportunity to further pursue a Ph.D degree with UCCS, but this is not required.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

UCCS has been rated "Best in the West" by US News and Reports and earned recognition as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS is nationally ranked and offers degrees at the Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. levels. The CS department has 17 full-time faculty including three NSF CAREER winners. The city of Colorado Springs, CO is a great place to live and has been ranked as the 2nd best place to live in the US according to the US News & World Report in 2018.

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $45,000 – $60,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

This position is dependent on the availability of external grant funding. Funding is currently expected to last until September 30, 2022.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:

The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of September 6, 2021.
The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of September 13, 2021.
The potential employee start date is October 1, 2021.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

Minimum Qualifications:

Professional Research Assistant:
BS in computer science, electrical or computer engineering, or related discipline

Senior Research Assistant:
MS in computer science, electrical or computer engineering or related discipline OR
BS in the required field plus four years of relevant research experience.

Post-Doctoral Associate:
PhD in computer science, electrical or computer engineering or related discipline

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements, and fine motor skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants: – Applications submitted by August 27th, 2021 will receive full consideration. – Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job #: 22115). – Official transcripts will be required upon hire. – Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information.

If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon hire.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments – Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current CV. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3. Unofficial transcripts. Optional additional documents to submit: 4. Research Statement 5. List of references When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

  • UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

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