CAIDA's creative, research oriented working environment is intended to be attractive to anyone interested in working at the forefront of Internet development and research.
To submit your resume for consideration or for specific job inquiries for the positions posted on this page, email email@example.com
We are currently looking for undergraduate students for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Administrative Assistant ($13/hr)
Job description: Under the supervision of the administrative specialist, the student will assist CAIDA in administrative tasks, including:
- Performing standard clerical duties such as completing on-line documents, editing financial spreadsheets, filing and maintenance of department documents and databases.
- Assist staff with national and international travel arrangements, researching travel on Internet and by phone. An ability to problem solve travel difficulties will be necessary, as well as making changes in travel itineraries when required. Additional duties include arranging car rentals, hotel reservations, and conference registrations as required.
- Assist with catered events and workshops.
- Must be well-organized and detail-oriented, proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and the Internet.
- Excellent communication skills and good command of the English language is necessary.
- Ability to multi-task and be flexible is essential.
- Previous office experience and some experience making travel arrangements is a plus, but not mandatory.
- The applicant must be an enrolled undergraduate at a U.S. university.
Programmer/Analyst Assistant ($13/hr)
Job description: Students will assist CAIDA researchers in collecting, analyzing, and visualizing data relevant to Internet economics and interconnection, such as interdomain topology, economic performance (financial) metrics, and Internet policy directives. The student will get valuable experience working with large-scale datasets of diverse types. They will participate in various CAIDA research and technical activities.
- Programming experience (Perl experience preferred).
- Good communication skills and good attention to detail.
- Must be an enrolled undergraduate at a U.S. university.
- Graph Theory (BFS, DFS, etc)
- Database experience (MySQL preferred)
- CGI experience
Intern applications are currently accepted. The requirements are "appropriately downscaled" versions of the postdoc position requirements below. In most cases, intern positions involve intensive coding for simulations of network models, and analysis of real network data. Successful interns may be later re-hired as postdocs.
To apply, send a cover letter (including a brief description of interests and skills) and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Description: Two postdoctoral research positions in complex networks/network science are available in the Krioukov group at the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
The first position is on theoretical aspects of complex networks and their geometry. The successful candidate will focus on the development of geometric methods and approaches to the analysis of network structure, dynamics, and transport processes. Exceptional analytic skills and strong mathematical background are required.
The second opening is a joint position with the Greenspan Lab at the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) at UCSD. The successful candidate will focus on the analysis of biological networks, such as metabolic, gene regulation, protein interaction, and brain networks. Previous extensive experience in working with massive biological datasets is required.
In both cases, experience in working with real-world network data and advanced analytic and programming/simulation skills are required. The positions support interdisciplinary projects between physics/mathematics, genetics/neuroscience, and computer science/engineering. The successful candidates will process and analyze massive datasets of real networks, perform intensive simulations, and carry out involved analytic calculations. To get a better idea about typical tasks, please see the test assignments below. Other responsibilities include such standard tasks as writing scientific papers, assisting in preparing research proposals, etc.
Skills and Knowledge Required: A recent Ph.D. degree in physics, mathematics, computer science/engineering, or computational biology; a convincing publication record; and strong programming and analytic skills.
Position Closing Date: The review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled.
Appointment Length/Period: One year, with possible extensions.
To apply: Please submit the following to email@example.com
- cover letter
- CV with the list of publications
- short descriptions of research experience and interests
- names and email addresses of at least two references
After initial screening, the selected candidates will be given one of the following two test assignments:
- assignment for the first position (network theory)
- assignment for the second position (biological networks)
Further inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIX System Administrator (salary commensurate with experience)
Job Description: This position provides Unix systems administration support to Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), an internationally recognized Internet infrastructure research group housed at UCSD's San Diego Supercomputer Center.
Primary responsibilities include support for CAIDA's Archipelago (Ark) Project, an integrated facility for communication and coordination of measurement experiments on a growing set of 65+ remote monitoring systems located around the globe. Secondarily, the position may be called upon to assist with support of 15-20 desktops and 20-30 rack mounted servers, data processors, and storage devices. Operating systems requiring support include: Linux/MacOSX (for desktops/laptops); FreeBSD/Linux (remote monitors and servers).
In addition to working with existing software, this position will write software in scripting languages or C to address a variety of system administration problems and tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Includes work with complex, advanced systems and networks in a TCP/IP research environment and assistance to users on a wide range of technical challenges. This position will prospect and follow up on leads for new hosting sites, coordinate and schedule maintenance and deployment, and help remote contacts diagnose failing monitors. For more information about SDSC, please visit: www.sdsc.edu.
For details, see the UCSD Job Posting #66149.
CAIDA supports a sabbatical program for Internet engineers, vendors, researchers, and faculty to take a brief respite from their normal day-to-day engineering, product development, or teaching duties, in order to lend their expertise to the advancement of larger Internet evolution issues. For further info please email email@example.com.