The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a full time staff associate position. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to hiring outstanding candidates to support its growing needs. We seek candidates to develop high performance scientific computation and optimization software in Linux. The software involves 3D graphics, Graphical User Interface, GPU/CUDA computational elements. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their skills, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.