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[Interest parties should respond only to: Lori Schlenker, Tel: (785)
864-4540, e-mail: lschlenk at ku.edu.]
The University of Kansas Biodiversity Research Center is currently seeking a
qualified individual for a five-year position as a database programmer. The
successful candidate will work collaboratively with BRC staff global
partners to develop networked applications for environmental informatics on
the U.S. National Science Foundation funded ) SEEK Project, see:
Department: Biodiversity Research Center, Informatics Department
Working Title: Programmer/Research Software Developer
Appointment: Regular, full-time, renewed annually, contingent annually after
five-years on availability of grant funding, flexible hours
Salary: Commensurate with experience, skills
Start date: As soon as possible
Application Procedures: Applications can be snail mailed to: Ms. Lori
Schlenker, Biodiversity Research Center, Dyche Hall, 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard,
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA or e-mailed to
lschlenk at ku.edu. Applications should include a cover letter addressing
qualifications, a current resume and the names and contact information of
three professional references, preferably past supervisors.
Deadline/Review Date: First consideration will be given to applications
received by August 25, 2003.
Collaboratively architect, design and implement research applications in
Rationalize, document and communicate the logical foundation, interfaces,
methods and features of developed software architectures and applications
for adoption and use by other software developers at KU and by collaboration
partners at other SEEK Project institutions.
Code, test, and debug, biological database and Internet software according
to accepted programming principles.
Train and educate KU software developers and collaboration partners in the
programmatic development and utilization of developed software components.
Travel and make oral and written presentations on the status of software
architecture and application development projects at project, national and
international meetings in environmental informatics.
Communicate, advise and alert the Assistant Director, co-workers and
collaboration partners and Project Manager at other institutions on
potential problems and issues arising in the course of software architecture
and application planning, design and development.
Attend staff, collaboration partner and workshop meetings, and help
structure those discussions in sessions at those meetings as required.
Perform other duties and assignments as become necessary in accordance with
the scope of the position as outlined above.
Bachelor or master's degree in computer science, software engineering, or
Two years of professional programming experience in an object oriented
environment with at least two of these languages:
Knowledge and skill in software design, systems analysis, object oriented
design -- knowledge of design patterns (e.g., Singleton, Factory), knowledge
of formal regression and integrated testing, as evidenced by work
Knowledge and expertise in programming database systems, including both
relational databases and XML databases -- must know SQL, integrity
constraints, database optimization techniques and working knowledge of
odbc/jdbc/dbi/ado libraries for database access.
Developer's level understanding of existing and emerging internet standards
and technologies, including HTML, XML, CSS, XSLT.
A master's degree in computer science or software engineering.
Developer's level understanding of more than two languages.
Perl, COM, .NET, RDF, XML Schema, XML Query, Relax NG, Z39.50.
Experience with Grid technologies is a major plus, including any versions of
Globus Toolkit or OGSA.
Background in science data processing and analysis is beneficial, especially
ecology, environmental science, systematics, or statistics.
The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. The University encourages applications from underrepresented group
members. Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis
of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry sex, age, disability,
and veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.
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