C++ software developer for IQ-TREE

16 Dec 2019 - Admin


Closing date: 15 January 2020

Opportunity: Remote working possible, full-time or part-time.

A software developer position is available for the development of the IQ-TREE software. The position is funded by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative for one year at the Australian National University, either at professional staff or academic salary level B, AU$ 99K – 106K (depending on experience) plus 17% superannuation. The position is available from February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The software developer will report directly to Dr. Minh Bui and Dr. Rob Lanfear. Our groups are broadly working on models and methods for phylogenetic inference. The software developer will be part of the IQ-TREE development team and actively involved in IQ-TREE workshops and hackathons. The tasks of the software developer include:

  • Advanced programming and software development in C++.
  • Work with a small development team to:
    • Implement an open standard and API for phylogenetic models.
    • Improve the speed and scalability of IQ-TREE for ultra-large genomic data.
  • Organise an IQ-TREE hackathon.
  • Contribute to the IQ-TREE documentation.
  • Support users and fix bugs.

The software developer should have: a Bachelor or Masters degree in computer science or a related area; demonstrated skills in C++ programming and high performance computing; demonstrated ability to write efficient code and rigorous tests; the ability to work both independently and as part of a small team; enthusiasm for open-source software and community building.

Please send your expression of interests to m.bui (at) anu.edu.au until 15 January 2020, which include a CV with contact details of two referees and a letter of motivation (up to 2 pages).

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