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ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST - #4886

Department: WYSAC

College of Arts and Sciences

Essential Duties:
Perform software development functions as part of an interdisciplinary team of social policy researchers and information technology specialists. Develop, modify, document, and debug software applications for the web or Microsoft Windows operating system. Analyze user requirements and prepare software specifications. Work concurrently on multiple projects in a team environment. Perform client training on use of custom-built software applications. Stay updated on latest software technologies and programming techniques. May also assist in the development of grant applications and contracts; travel to state, regional and national conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or a related discipline/work experience
* Specific technical experience with ASP.NET
* Experience with VB.NET/C#.NET.
* Experience with JavaScript and jQuery
* Knowledge of object oriented programming
* Experience with code re-use

Desired Qualifications:
* Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server
* Exposure to third party VS tools (e.g., Telerik, Infragistics, Dundas)
* Working knowledge XAML
* Working knowledge of SQL/SQL Server
* Experience with Web/Mobile projects
* Experience with of Sharepoint development
* Experience with design patterns

Start and End Dates:
WYSAC is seeking to fill the current vacancy promptly. WYSAC positions are considered for renewal annually, based on job performance and the availability of renewed funding for related projects.

Salary:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Research Scientists are considered to be Academic Professionals in the University's personnel system, and receive full benefits consistent with those provided to other faculty at the University.

About WYSAC:
The Wyoming Survey &; Analysis Center (WYSAC), a unit of the University of Wyoming, conducts evaluation research, policy studies, polling and software development under contract to governmental and private entities in Wyoming and throughout the Rocky Mountain region. WYSAC specializes in research related to criminal justice, substance abuse, education, and public opinion. The staff consists of more than 25 professional researchers with degrees in statistics, political science, psychology, sociology, economics, information technology, business, and other policy-relevant disciplines. Housed in the UW Office Annex in Laramie, Wyoming, WYSAC's facilities include a fully equipped call center for computer-aided telephone interviewing. The University of Wyoming, the only four-year and graduate institution in the state, is a research-oriented, land-grant university with an enrollment of about 13,000 students on the Laramie campus. With a population of 30,000 residents, Laramie is 45 minutes from the state capital of Cheyenne and fewer than 3 hours north of Denver, Colorado. The Snowy Range ski area, Medicine Bow National Forest, and other venues for outdoor recreation are even closer.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

 

Application Materials Required:

Application Process:
Applicants should submit an electronic letter of application that details knowledge and experience related to this position, a resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to:

Robert Leduc, Search Committee Chair
Wyoming Survey &; Analysis Center
University of Wyoming
Department 3925, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

PHONE: (307) 760-9376
FAX: (307) 766-2759
EMAIL: robert.leduc@uwyo.edu

Application Deadline:
WYSAC needs to fill the position as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until August 3, 2014.

 

 

 

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