Subject: POSITIONS: Clemson U: Viz Analytics Rsrch Assoc, Vis Rsrch Sci
From: Henry Neeman 
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:24:42 -0500 (CDT)
OSCER users,

Forwarding from Vetria Byrd (vlbyrd@clemson.edu) of Clemson U.

Please reply directly to Vetria, and please feel free to
forward to anyone who may be interested and appropriate.

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SUMMARY:

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

(1) Research Associate in Visual Analytics
(2) Visualization Research Scientist

DETAILS:

Job Title: Research Associate in Visual Analytics

Type of Job: Postdoctoral

Department(s):

The ideal candidate will work with collaborators in Clemson's
Social Analytics Institute (SAI), Clemson Computing and
Information Technology (CCIT), Advanced Visualization Division,
and the Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing Clemson
University invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral
Research Associate in Visual Analytics working in the Social
Analytics Institute (SAI), Clemson Computing and Information
Technology (CCIT), Advanced Visualization Division, and the Center
of Excellence in Next Generation Computing in the area of visual
analytics.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will work with and directly interact with
collaborators and data-set providers.

This requires a familiarity with visualizing text (text analysis)
and visualization techniques relevant to understanding data
drawn from diverse sources such as social media, literature,
historical documents or scientific research.

The work of a visual analytics specialist will often build on the
use of multiple software packages and data sources, so a strong
interest in learning new visualization techniques and applications
is necessary.

This position requires a collaborative spirit and the ability to
add value to the team.

Work in a research and development environment focusing on
interactive data visualization and visual analytics

* Innovative thinking about interface methods, data visualization
layouts, integrating visualization with automated analytics

* Design, implement and evaluate visual analytics solutions in
both standalone applications and web application modes

* Work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams and participate
in and contribute to the development of significant new concepts
and novel approaches

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

* PhD in a directly related field and 0 -2 years of relevant
experience is required

* Candidates must have a proven record of research and development
accomplishments, excellent communication skills, and a strong
desire to work in a team environment.

* Research and development experience pertaining to interactive
data visualization and visual analytics

* Hands-on skills and experience with web application development
technologies, including JavaScript, HTML, CSS

* Hands-on skills and experience with client-side web-based
visualization tools (experience with d3.js is preferred).

* Excellent communication skills for conveying technical
material to scientists and non-scientists in both written and oral
forms.

* Self-disciplined work ethic and eagerness to tackle challenging
research problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

* A working familiarity with D3.js, R, Gephi and python

* Experience with text analysis and text mining

Additional Information

* Start date: Immediately

* Duration: 2 years

Interested send email to

cuVisAnalytics@gmail.com

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Job Posting Title

Visualization Research Scientist

Department:

Clemson Computing and Information Technology

Job Purpose

Clemson University is recruiting a Visualization Research
Scientist.

The purpose of this position is to provide visualization solutions
for a wide range of visualization data sets in a collaborative
research environment and to develop personal research skills and
experiences necessary to contribute to the Next Generation
Computing in Visualization at Clemson.

Position: Research Associate

Job Tasks

Collaboration (35%)

Create and explore interface methods, data visualization layouts,
integrate visualization with automated analytics, apply principles
of visual perception to design; design, implement, and evaluate
visual analytics solutions in both standalone application and web
application modes; work collaboratively in multidisciplinary
teams; interact directly with external collaborators and data-set
providers, domain scientists in other departments and other
institutions.

Research (25%)

The successful candidate will work in a research and development
environment focusing on areas of visualization that include (but
not limited to):

interactive data visualization, visual analytics, information and
scientific visualization; contribute to the development of
significant new concepts and novel approaches; develop practical
visualization solutions across a broad range of research interests
including (but not limited to): biological sciences, social
sciences/humanities, social media, emergency management, computer
science, chemistry, bioinformatics, and engineering applications.

Training (20%)

Develop and conduct visualization training workshops; educate and
inform visualization experts and users regarding domain science
applications; support and train research faculty on state-of-the-
art visualization tools; skills in verbal and multimedia
communication including ability to prepare and conduct training,
articulate and implement ideas well are required.

Outreach (10%)

Provide outreach to academic institutions in surrounding
communities by working with faculty at partner institutions in
South Carolina to expand the scientific visualization community;
work with the Clemson Visual Computing programs to accomplish
scientific visualization for research activities at Clemson and
outreach campuses.

Other (10%)

Work with faculty, graduate students and staff assisting them in
using Cyberinfrastructure to advance research education, including
seeking out public/private funding opportunities to support long
term activities of this nature.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of human visual perception and application of that
knowledge in applied problem solving, hands-on skills and
experience with standalone application development, web
application development technologies, including JavaScript, HTML5,
CSS, with client-side web-based visualization tools (experience
with d3.js is preferred or a desire to learn).

Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication
skills, organizational skills, and strong personal motivation are
necessary as well as the demonstrated ability to work in a
dynamic, team-oriented environment is required.

Knowledge of a wide range of scientific programming and scripting
languages; self-disciplined work ethic, eagerness to tackle
challenging research problems and open to learning and
implementing new technologies is required.

Minimum Qualifications

M.S. or PhD in Computer Science or directly related filed and
0-2 years of relevant experience; established expertise in
scientific visualization, interactive computer graphics, immersive
technologies, computational geometry, and image processing is
desired.

Experience with C/C++, OpenGL, scripting languages, MPI
programming, high-performance I/O and data movement; a broad
background of visualization software is desired; working knowledge
related to three-dimensional computer graphics standards,
modeling, simulation and open source software distributions,
research and development experience pertaining to visualization,
interactive data visualization, and visual analytics; knowledge of
a wide range of scientific programming and scripting languages;
strong interest in learning new programming, and visualization
frameworks.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Computer Science or a directly related field and 2-5 years
of relevant experience; a proven record of research and development
accomplishments, excellent communication skills, a strong desire to
work in a team environment; a working knowledge related to
three-dimensional computer graphics standards, modeling, simulation
and open source software distributions, research and development
experience pertaining to visualization, interactive data
visualization, and visual analytics; excellent interpersonal
skills, oral and written communication skills, organizational
skills, and strong personal motivation are necessary as well as
the demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, team-oriented
environment is required.

Self-disciplined work ethic, eagerness to tackle challenging
research problems and open to learning and implementing new
technologies is required.

Appointment/Salary/Benefits:

Salary depends on experience and qualifications and will be market
competitive. Official title is Administrative Unclassified Research
Associate.

The position is a Time Limited Position (TLP).

Contact Vetria L. Byrd, PhD

Advanced Visualization Division, Executive Director
Research Associate/Visualization Scientist
Clemson Computing & Information Technology
Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration
Clemson University
2097 Barre Hall
120 McGinty Court
Clemson, SC 29634 U.S.A.
Voice: 864.656.5960
eMail: vlbyrd@clemson.edu
URLs: http://citi.clemson.edu/people/vlbyrd

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