Research Assistant Professor - Computer Scientist | University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: F_220089 Department: Water for Food Institute-7500 Description of Work: The Nebraska Water Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ( UNL ) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources ( IANR ) is seeking applications for a computer scientist position at the rank of research assistant professor This 12-month (calendar year), non-tenure track appointment will manage ACSL software development activities, computer hardware, and data management. The apportionment is 100% research. This position will be located in Beltsville, Maryland. This position will lead in the ACSL software development effort and provide computer software programming support to the ACSL by working with scientists as part of a joint multi-national software development effort to further develop the crop and soil simulation models, graphical user interfaces, databases, and other suitable agro-climatology modeling tools. This position will develop, verify, and validate the software and metadata for entering data into databases and retrieving data via specific SQL or SQL formulated code to execute predetermined database queries. This position will also assist with archival and retrieval of data from experiments and develop data sets for crop model simulations. This position will assist in efforts to develop software enhancements for ACSL crop and soil models; consult with scientists and other ACSL internal research programs; and cooperate with scientists within ARS , potential users in the public and private sector and other non-U.S. users in international collaborative efforts working on crop and soil modeling programs and data storage, retrieval and manipulation. The incumbent will also document code and tests (through verification and validation) software and databases (primary coding and database programming is performed in Microsoft Visual Studio [C++, C#, FORTRAN and Python languages,] R, MySQL or SQL , user interfaces are web browser based with a variety of software packages). In the construction effort, this position will serve as a member of a development team that includes scientists, other programmers, and user representatives. As necessary, software is recoded to achieve the stated objectives of the software being developed. The incumbent will analyze, design and document program structures used internally in user interfaces, natural resource models, and data acquisition software; develop innovative approaches to user interface design and human-computer interactions; develop and test software enhancements to increase code efficiency; and assist other scientists and technicians at ACSL with computer programming and database questions related to their research. This position will also survey the literature and the Internet for new techniques in database use, user interaction, data acquisition, and graphical user interface design, develop rapid prototypes to test the feasibility of new design ideas, and recommend alternate approaches and discusses their implications on the project. The incumbent will assist in developing technical manuals and web pages describing the approach taken in building user interfaces, coding the database, and creating data acquisition software; communicate to others how to use the resulting products; detail the limitations of user interface and data acquisition software as well as the requirements for use and propose solutions for improvement; maintain the source code control revision system for storing and archiving all changes to ACSL software products; document its correct use for other programmers and scientists; and consider a cross-platform structure that allows queries and acquisition of information from other publicly available databases in the design of software applications. In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination . Minimum Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field. Teaching and research experience in digital agriculture. Preferred Qualifications: Research and publications in the field of digital agriculture, data security, and related research. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate research results and engage stakeholders in innovative exchanges of information. Commitment to creating research programming and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. Job Type: 12 Month (Faculty Only)

Lincoln, Nebraska

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