Position for working with architecture and software development

The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center on Neuromathematics (NeuroMat), hosted by the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and funded by FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) is offering a technical training scholarship for Computer Science/Engineering professionals interested in applying their Computing experience on a world class scientific project.

This project aims to integrate modeling with basic and applied research at the frontier of neuroscience. The goal of the project is to develop a mathematical and computational framework leading to the theoretical understanding of neural systems, fully integrated with experimental research in neuroscience. New models, theories, and open source software will be developed to handle the huge quantity of data produced by current experimental research and to provide a conceptual framework for the multiscale aspects of neural phenomena. The recipient will interact with researchers from USP and other NeuroMat collaborating institutions in activities of development, customization, maintenance, and deployment of software to support the research activities of the center.

Monthly Salary: BRL 6.143,40 (for 40 hours of work per week) - Requirements: applicants should be graduated in Computer Science/Engineering (or other related area) and must have a Ph.D. degree OR at least five years of proven experience in Information Technology. Candidates with less experience may still apply and an appropriate salary will be negotiated with FAPESP. - Duration: twelve to twenty four months. - Place of work: Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) - University of São Paulo (USP) - São Paulo / Brazil.

Planned activities include one or more of the following: database modeling, implementation and management; agile software development; development of open source computational systems and tools to acquire, store and analyze data from neuroscience experiments such as the electrophysiological (EEG, TMS, EMG, etc.), neuroimaging (MRI, MEG, etc.) and behavioral experiments; creation and maintenance of the project Web portal. The software developed in NeuroMat will be both used internally by members of the project as a means to carry on the project-related research as well as released as Open Source Software on the Web portal of the project.

The scholarship will be awarded to a candidate capable of carrying out the following activities:

  • Software architecture and development
  • Software testing, packaging, and distribution

Candidates with one or more of the following skills will be preferred: databases (preferable PostgreSQL or MySQL/MariaDB), object-oriented programming and Web programming (Python/Django, Ruby/Rails, JavaScript, Java or others), persistence frameworks (for example, ActiveRecord and Hibernate), agile software development, and software testing.

The trainee will not only offer support for the products to be developed by the research project but will also be trained by the USP FLOSS Competence Center (http://ccsl.ime.usp.br) in advanced techniques for the development and dissemination of open source software and digital media.

To apply for the position, please send your CV to vagas-ti@numec.prp.usp.br.

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