[ES_JOBS_NET] Michigan State University Systems Modeler / Software Engineer

Tracey Holloway taholloway at wisc.edu
Tue Aug 18 16:14:35 MDT 2015

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From: Jianguo Liu <jliu at panda.msu.edu>
Subject: [Leopoldleadership_Fellows] Systems Modeler / Software Engineer
Date: August 18, 2015 at 3:54:38 PM CDT
To: Leopoldleadership_Fellows at lists.stanford.edu

Dear All,

Please share the following with potentially interested individuals. Many thanks!


A systems modeler/software engineer is sought to lead and coordinate the development and applications of a suite of computer software programs on telecouplings (socioeconomic and environmental interactions among coupled human and natural systems over distances, telecoupling.org). Telecoupling is an interdisciplinary umbrella concept and may include human and animal migration, tourism, financial flows, trade of goods and products, information dissemination, species invasion, disease spread, water flow, energy flow, technology transfer, foreign investment, pollutant transfer, and payment for ecosystem services. The integrated software programs are expected to be spatially explicit, user-friendly, and applicable on a variety of platforms (e.g., desktop, mobile, web-based). They should be useful tools for quantifying the telecoupling framework and addressing a variety of scientific and management issues related to telecouplings throughout the world.

Successful applicants will have degrees (at least a Masters degree) and backgrounds in one or more relevant disciplines, such as computer science and engineering, applied mathematics, computational ecology, landscape ecology, spatial science, geographic information systems, bioinformatics, spatial economics, environmental science and policy, and/or geography. Knowledge of and experiences in computer simulation models and programming languages (e.g., Java) as well as spatial software programs (e.g., geographic information systems) are essential. Other desired skills include experiences with ArcGIS servers, high performance computing applications, cloud computing, big data tools, scientific visualization, and project management.

This is a non-tenure track academic position based in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (www.csis.msu.edu) within the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (www.fw.msu.edu) at Michigan State University (www.msu.edu). A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered commensurate with experience.

Application materials should include: (1) letter of application, (2) vision about telecoupling software programs and how to achieve the vision, (3) statement of professional goals, (4) CV or resume, (5) transcripts (unofficial ones are OK initially), (6) list of 3-4 references (names and contact information), and (7) up to three representative models or software programs developed by the applicant.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible. Reviews of applications will begin on September 1, 2015, but applications are welcome until a suitable candidate is identified. The position is available now but start date is relatively flexible.

To apply, please visit https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1439916525526.

Jianguo (Jack) Liu
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243, USA

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