Division of Computing and Software Systems, School of STEM – Research Associate (NN18643)


Position Overview


Organization: University of Washington, Bothell, Computing and Software Systems, School of STEM, Bothell

Title : Research Associate

Search Number : NN18643


Position Details


The Division of Computing and Software Systems in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (Job Class Code 0148). The successful candidate will join our faculty on a full-time basis for a twelve-month appointment. The initial appointment will be for one year, and will be renewable, pending review of performance in the first year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The position is funded through the Provenance and Traceability Research Group (http://depts.washington.edu/ptrg/) led by Prof. Hazeline Asuncion. The successful applicant will engage in research in advancing and using the state of the art techniques in software engineering (e.g., architecture recovery/reverse engineering, software evolution, software modeling, software visualization, software quality and metrics) to assist domain scientists with understanding and managing their software and data. This position enables a research associate to not only develop deep expertise within an area, but also to work on a breadth of areas within software engineering. Moreover, the position provides opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary research with researchers on and off campus and with local industry. The successful candidate will have opportunities for advancement. Specific project tasks include:

  • Conduct research in software engineering
  • Collaborate with the project partners and contribute to project deliverables
  • Co-advise graduate and undergraduate students on research projects
  • Publish in high-quality scientific journals and present results in international conferences
  • Assist with writing grant proposals.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates for this position will hold a Doctorate earned within the last four years in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline. Current graduate students who fulfill all other requirements but who have not quite yet completed their Ph.Ds. are welcome to apply; however, any offer will be made contingent on successful completion of the degree.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate excellence in research as described in the duties and responsibilities section above and would already have publications in top conferences such as ICSE, FSE, ASE, and/or top journals such as ACM TOSEM or IEEE TSE. The candidate must be committed to support and enhance learning for diverse populations and have experience and/or dedication to undergraduate education and research.

The Division of Computing and Software and Systems (CSS) is among the largest and fastest growing computer science departments in the Pacific Northwest. We currently offer six degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computing, a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media Design, a Master of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering, and a Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering. All of our curricula are broadly-based in computer science and software engineering.

The School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics combines all of the STEM fields in one academic area, allowing for cross-disciplinary training and project work. The School envisions being a leader in providing accessible, innovative, and effective education and research that promotes responsible engagement with our world and society. Our mission is to support and promote excellence in STEM research, scholarship, and education through commitment to our core values of collaboration, opportunity, rigor, and engagement. The School offers twelve undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees within its four Divisions of Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, and Physical Sciences.

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Opportunity is a core value of the School of STEM. We believe that all students, regardless of background, should have the opportunity to succeed and become effective critical thinkers. Catalyzing the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. The School of STEM prepares professionals to work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals.

How to apply:  http://apply.interfolio.com/35176. The application should contain:  a letter of application addressing your qualifications, a CV and contact information for three references. Start date is flexible. Review of applications will begin upon receipt however complete applications received prior to June 30, 2017 will receive priority consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

If you have a question about the details of this search/position please contact the hiring unit directly. For questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact uwbcsss@uw.edu. Thank you for your interest in this position at the University of Washington.