Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Scientist/Engineer II 5636BR College of Science COS Center for Imaging Science
Detailed Job Description In support of CIS missions, the Scientist/Engineer II is responsible for providing high level scientific research expertise for CIS activities associated with new program initiatives, new and ongoing development activities and applied and fundamental scientific research. The Scientist/Engineer II conducts high quality scientific research, prepares final reports and journal articles disseminating the results of that research, and participates in development of external funding for research projects through sponsor liaison, development, and proposal preparation activities. The individual in this role:
Contributes to the planning for and development of scientific directions for interdisciplinary research projects as well as
Defines research directions within specific expertise area.
Provides mentorship to more junior scientists, including students.
Propose for and carry out a high-level program of scientific research in a specific scientific discipline. Support large interdisciplinary research projects.
Provide high-level scientific expertise for new and ongoing activities within DIRS and CIS.
Work with Project Leaders and other senior scientists to develop cost and schedule project plans for scientific research projects.
Carry out a high-level program of scientific research.
Document the results of scientific research through reports, presentations at meetings, and through publication in proceedings and refereed journal articles.
Support and sometimes lead, proposal generation and other new business efforts.
Document results and new initiative concepts in internal reports, white papers, and proposals.
Participate in CIS wide senior science and engineering teams, to perform in house reviews of proposals and concepts.
Guide and mentor more junior scientists, including students, to promote skill growth.
Participate as a member in appropriate professional society or organization.
Department/College Description Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
Required Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelors degree in specified field of science, engineering or related field plus at least 6 years of post-bachelors work related experience. OR
Masters degree in specified field of science, engineering or related field and 3 years of related experience
PhD in specified field of science, engineering or related field
Expert technical knowledge of specific scientific area.
Fluent ability to conduct scientific research.
Fluent knowledge of programmatic aspects of research (cost, resources, and schedule).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Fluent mentoring and/or teaching ability.
Proven ability to independently define and conduct high level research
Proven ability to disseminate research results through publication in reports and refereed journal articles
Demonstrated ability to win grants and contracts.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team and to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships, including with peers across disciplines.
Fluency in modern C++ programming approaches for scientific applications.
This includes familiarity with C++ 11/17, advanced design patterns, lambda programming, expression templates and CRTP.
Fluency in command-line driven build environments, including make, cmake, qmake and shell-based scripting.
Fluency with debugging tools such as GDB, LLDB or similar.
Fluency with profiles tools such as GPROF, valgrind or similar.
Familiarity with GIT revision control software.
Familiarity with Doxygen for in-code documentation.
Familiarity with the Message-Passing Interface (MPI) for parallelizing code over tightly (integrated) or loosely (clusters) coupled CPUs.
Familiarity with NVIDIA GPU software development including CUDA and OptiX. This includes writing, compiling, running and debugging GPU code.
Ability to leverage all of the above on Linux, Windows or Mac. In summary, we expect the person to work on at least one of those host platforms and use all these skills.
Ability to duplicate a documented build environment to allow for local code compilation, testing and modification. This includes installation of a variety of supporting libraries and frameworks including (but not limited to):
Qt5 (3rd party cross-platform development library)
Intel Embree (3rd party, CPU accelerated ray tracer)
OpenMPI or MPICH (3rd party, MPI layers)
NVIDIA CUDA and OptiX (3rd party, GPU accelerated ray tracer)
GeographicLib (3rd party toolbox for geographic coordinate conversions)
Eigen (3rd party toolbox for vector/matrix math)
GoogleTest (3rd party library for unit testing)
Hierarchical Data Format (HDF, 3rd party library for input scene databases)
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Required Application Documents
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .