Department of Mathematics, Duke University

Position ID: Duke-GERRY [#13531]
Position Title: Quantifying Gerrymandering Researcher/Software Engineer
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2019/01/18, listed until 2019/07/18)
Position Description:    

Looking for a research assistant or software engineer (part/partial time possible) to help develop code and algorithms as part of the Quantifying Gerrymandering project at Duke. This exciting group is working on methods to characterize gerrymandering. Members have given testimony in a number of high profile Gerrymandering cases. 

See https://sites.duke.edu/quantifyinggerrymandering/ 

Ideal candidates would have a coding background in object oriented programming, c++, and MPI and some knowledge of statistics, probability, and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods. Ideal candidates might also have knowledge of graph theory, GIS tools (including geopandas), python and data visualizations. 

Applicants are asked to submit the following documents through mathjobs.org: 
- Cover letter 
- Publication list 
- Curriculum vitae 
- Statement of interest in the project 
- Letters of recommendation (optional). If letters are submitted, it is desirable that at least one letter address the candidate's teaching ability and performance. 

The posting closes on February 15, 2019, and applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis starting immediately. 

Questions about the job posting should be addressed to jonm@math.duke.edu.


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Further Info:
www.math.duke.edu
919-660-2800
 
117 Physics Building
120 Science Drive
Box 90320
Durham, NC 27708

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