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SOFTWARE PROGRAMMER FOR SCIENTIFIC DATA ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, High-Energy-Density Physics (HEDP) division, initially, to work on current data acquisition software and data analysis software with a team of five physicists, a postdoc, and a dozen graduate students in what the U.S. Department of Energy has designated as a Center of Excellence and then, improve the systems for large performance enhancements. The main applications are computer-controlled data acquisition and analysis for a wide range of plasma physics experiments that are conducted by MIT with other universities and National Laboratories in the fields of inertial-confinement fusion and high-energy-density physics, including exciting laboratory experiments that model astrophysical phenomena. Most of the data acquisition involves either imaging or spectrometry involving x-rays, charged particles, or neutrons, utilizing MIT-developed detectors of a number of types. Some have direct electronic readout, while others require post-experiment readout via inspection with an MIT-developed, automated microscope system controlled by our software.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field is required; minimum of two years of professional experience programming in the C++ language for both Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms. Demonstrated proficiency in writing code that includes DLLs, GUIs, multi-threading, and communications with external hardware via firewire, serial ports, etc. (utilizing manufacturer-supplied application interface information); ability to write clear documentation of code and user instructions; occasional (infrequent) travel may be needed. PREFERRED: master’s degree in computer science or a related field and five years of experience programing in C++ as well as experience with microscope hardware and digital cameras. Job #21279