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Assistant Programmer - Mathematics
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 28, 2023
Title Assistant Programmer - Mathematics
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    Computer/Information Sciences


The Mathematics Department at Tufts University has vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs, offering BA and BS degrees in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, and MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics.

We have an array of active student groups, department colloquia, and several weekly research seminars. Our faculty's research spans many areas of pure and applied mathematics, and we offer a wide array of courses at all levels.

What You'll Do

The Assistant Programmer will contribute to a research project on developing new mathematical methods for comparing protein structures. The Assistant Programmer will write code to test out ideas and take part in interpreting the results and proposing modifications to the algorithms and will also handle the below duties:

  • Writes python code to implement proposed protein structure comparison algorithms and analyzes the efficacy of these algorithms
  • Contributes to the design of novel protein structure comparison algorithms
  • Maintains documentation and written records of results
  • Meets regularly with the PI to discuss progress
  • Attends at least one conference to present work (poster and/or talk)

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • BA or BS in Computer Science, Math, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Experience coding in python
  • Prior experience working independently on research projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of biochemistry

Pay Range

Minimum $29.10, Midpoint $34.65, Maximum $40.20

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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