Job Openings

Assistant In Computer Engineering

Position Number: 42195

Job Category: Faculty Full-Time

Annual Salary: $65,000 to Negotiable

Job Description:

The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking talented candidates for the position of assistant in computer engineering. The responsibilities of this position will be carried out primarily at the IST Prodigy Lab.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Supporting concurrent projects efficiently to meet deliverable deadlines.
  • Interacting with an interdisciplinary team of human factors psychologists, industrial engineers, computer scientists, and modeling and simulation.
  • Supporting program demonstrations, workshops, and integration assessments.
  • Developing functional user interfaces for use in research.
  • Working within simulation frameworks and game engines to develop, modify, or create content for working simulations.
  • Troubleshooting technical issues in research and data processing software.
  • Software development on a variety of code bases.
  • Supporting literature review and technology research tasking as required by project or lead.

 

Position Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Modeling and Simulation, or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of related professional experience.

Specific skills required include: Proficiency with C/C++, networking, and Microsoft Office.

 

Preferences:

The following skills are desired: 3D simulation or game development (e.g., Unreal Engine, Unity 3D), Visual Studio, Eclipse, knowledge of Linux (e.g., Ubuntu), Subversion (SVN), CMake, and Qt Libraries. Experience in cybersecurity, including network topologies and infrastructure.

 

Special Conditions:

United States citizenship and the ability to obtain a secret clearance is required due to the nature of research performed. This is a full-time, 12-month position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon availability of funding. Travel will be required up to 25%.

 

Additional Application Materials Required: 

UCF requires all applications be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents:

1. A cover letter;
2. A recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognitions;
3. A professional statement of research interests and evidence of excellence;
4. A list of names, affiliations, and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Questions about this position may be directed to Ms. Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu. For more information, visit http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/56457.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Social Simulation

Position Number: 20671

Job Category: Postdoctoral Full-Time

Annual Salary: Negotiable

Job Description:

The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) invites applications for one or more postdoctoral scholar positions in computational social simulation. The selected candidates will contribute to a multi-year, multi-institution team project to advance understanding and practice of online social simulation. The position is located at the UCF SMST. Selected candidates must have the ability to conduct independent research, publish academic manuscripts, develop and execute computational experiments, and support administration. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Job responsibilities include:

  1. Conducting specific research projects under the direction of a principal investigator.
    2. Supporting proposal development, manuscript writing, and related grant activities.
    3. Developing and executing computer programs to run experiments and to support research activities.

 

Position Minimum Qualifications:

Earned Ph.D. from an accredited university in a relevant discipline, such as computer science, statistics, information systems, computational social sciences, computational simulation, modeling and simulation (M&S), or a closely related discipline. Candidates who expect to earn their Ph.D. within six months will be considered; however, Ph.D. must be completed by the start of the appointment.

 

Preferences:

  1. Demonstrated record of high-quality, peer-reviewed academic publications.
    2. Excellent knowledge and skills in social network analysis, machine learning, statistical analysis, and computational simulation.
    3. Proficiency in computer programming using major programming languages.
    4. Strong knowledge in social and behavioral disciplines.
    5. Effective communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.
    6. Experience and knowledge in simulation software tools and in Linux systems administration.

 

Special Conditions:

Legal authorization to be employed full-time in the United States for the duration of the position is required. This is a full-time, 12-month position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding.

 

Additional Application Materials Required: 

UCF requires all applications be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents: 1) a cover letter; 2) a recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognitions; 3) a professional statement of research interests and evidence of excellence; and 4) a list of names, affiliations, and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Wingyan Chung at wchung@ucf.edu, or Ms. Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ucf.edu. For more information, visit http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/56372.

Research Assistant Professor, Modeling and Simulation

Position Number: 42213

Job Category: Faculty Full-Time

Annual Salary: Negotiable

Job Description:

The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) invites applications for a research assistant professor position in the areas of computational social simulation, social media analytics, machine learning, and social network analysis. The selected candidate will contribute to a multi-year, multi-institution team project to advance understanding and practice of online social simulation. Located at the UCF SMST, the position requires the ability to conduct independent research, lead research teams, publish academic manuscripts, develop grant proposals, and administer projects. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Job responsibilities include:

  1. Conducting and publishing scholarly research in the areas of this position.
  2. Developing and executing research plans for existing projects and for new projects.
  3. Developing grant proposals under the direction of a principal investigator.
  4. Engaging team members in research collaboration and support project administration.

 

Position Minimum Qualifications:

Earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a relevant discipline, such as computer science, statistics, information systems, computational social sciences, computational simulation, modeling and simulation (M&S), or a closely related discipline. One or more journal publications in relevant areas. Candidates within six months of Ph.D. graduation will be considered, however, Ph.D. must be completed by the start of the appointment.

 

Preferences:

  1. Experience in leading and administering externally-funded research projects.
  2. Demonstrated record of high-quality, peer-reviewed academic publications.
  3. Excellent knowledge and skills in social network analysis, machine learning, and simulation.
  4. Experience in developing research grant proposals.
  5. Effective communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  6. Experience and proficiency in computer programming and in Linux systems administration.
  7. Strong knowledge in social and behavioral disciplines.

 

Special Conditions:

Legal authorization to be employed full-time in the United States for the duration of the position is required. This is a full-time, 12-month position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding.

 

Additional Application Materials Required: 

UCF requires all applications be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognitions;
  3. A professional statement of research interests and evidence of excellence; and
  4. A list of names, affiliation and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Wingyan Chung, wchung@ucf.edu, or Ms. Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ist.ucf.edu. For more information, visit http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/56331.