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Project Scientist in Computer Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 20th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Aug 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Aug 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for a Project Scientist position in Computer Science.

A Project Scientist provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation, data management or other research methods) in the execution of a research project, or in an outreach project that contains a research component, typically under direction of a PI, and makes project contributions that are at least sufficient to receive formal acknowledgement in publications.

The Project Scientist will work with researchers and students as part of a team to develop new features, test, and maintain the gem5 infrastructure. The Project Scientist will conduct research into improving tools for computer architecture simulation and software engineering with a focus on simulation and open source projects. gem5 is an open source computer system simulator ( used as a tool by the computer architecture research community and other related computer systems fields. gem5 has been cited by academic papers over 2900 times and is used in both academia, industry, and government research labs.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or other fields that may meet the needs of the department. For consideration at the Associate or Full Project Scientist rank, a minimum of 2-5 years of postdoctoral experience is required.

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of refereed journal publications in the Computer Science field.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system

Required materials include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, diversity statement, and names and contact information for 3-5 references.

The UC Davis College of Engineering is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)