[R-jobs] R/C++ programmer for lme4 maintenance

Ben Bolker bbo|ker @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Dec 20 00:26:24 CET 2013

I am seeking a qualified individual to do maintenance, debugging, and
development work on `lme4`, a package written in R and C++ for fitting
mixed models.

I can initially commit funding for 0.25 year full-time equivalent,
e.g.  3 months of full-time work or 6 months of half-time.  The
position is located at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada; I prefer a candidate who could attend weekly physical meetings
in person, but would consider 100% remote/teleworking for exceptional
candidates. The work could be done either as an hourly employee of
McMaster University, or on a contract basis (details to be
arranged). The contract could be extended depending on initial results
and success in attracting additional external funding.

The ideal candidate will be:

* fluent in R and C++
* have working knowledge of statistics, numerical optimization, and
computational linear algebra, ideally at the level of a master's degree
* be well-organized and careful, capable of working with an existing
code base and making thoughtful decisions about implementation and

The project is hosted on [github](https://github.com/lme4/lme4/).

Further details at http://www.math.mcmaster.ca/~bolker/programmer.html .

  Ben Bolker

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