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Career Opportunities in HPC at a Glance


Whether you are seeking a change of career, a post-doctoral position or career advancement, this site has a variety of offerings from universities and organizations located across the country and around the world. Each listing is posted for thirty days from its original posting date so be sure to gather all of the necessary information when you first see a posting that interests you so as not to miss it upon your return to this site.




Biological Mass Spectrometry Analyst

    Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
    Hiring Institution: University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
    Apply By: October 06, 2016
    REQ#: 312659
    Posted date: September 06, 2016

    The University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI; https://www.msi.umn.edu/) seeks to hire a full time bioinformatics analyst to support biological mass spectrometry research at the University of Minnesota. The successful applicant will join the Research Informatics Solutions (RIS) team. The RIS team fosters cutting edge collaboration between bioinformatics analysts and life sciences researchers and leverages the rich computational and knowledge environment offered by MSI and the University. The RIS team is composed of nine PhD level informatics analysts Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, a strong analytical/computational background combined with demonstrated life sciences analyses experience, be highly organized, and comfortable working as part of an interdisciplinary research team on a diverse set of projects. RIS analysts are frequently expected to identify combinations of existing tools to address novel analysis requests, and in some cases develop new tools to bridge gaps in the domain literature. The ideal candidates will have advanced knowledge of proteomics analytics workflows for data from a variety of generating processes with demonstrated practical experience developing and carrying out analytical strategies in the context of common experimental designs (basic MS or MS/MS, with SILAC or iTRAQ, etc).



Network Engineer

    Location: Boulder, CO
    Hiring Institution: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
    Apply By: October 07, 2016
    REQ#: 16401
    Posted date: August 24, 2016

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a full-time position. This job posting encompasses job duties and qualifications for a Network Engineer at a level II, III, or IV. We will only fill one opening for this position and will consider all qualified applicants. NCAR – Computational & Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) – Operations & Services Division (OSD) – Networking and Telecommunications Section (NETS) Relocation costs paid per UCAR’s relocation policy. U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) is required for this position. UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position. WHO WE ARE: Networking is a critical component of world class scientific research, including climate, atmospheric, and oceanographic sciences, across the Research & Education community in the Colorado and Wyoming region. Our team is soliciting applications from talented and motivated network engineers to join the Network Engineering and Telecommunications Section (NETS) team in beautiful Boulder, Colorado to help us provide state of the art networking for NCAR, UCAR, the Front Range GigaPoP (FRGP) and Bi-State Optical Network (BiSON). NETS is a highly effective, energetic, talented, and committed team. This position resides within the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). NCAR is a nationally and internationally recognized leader atmospheric and climate related research and has been in operation for over 60 years. NCAR is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR's mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related Earth and geospace systems; to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community, nationally and internationally; to foster the transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. The National Science Foundation is NCAR's sponsor, with significant additional support provided by other U.S. government agencies, other national governments and the private sector. NCAR has provided computing resources and services to the atmospheric science research community since its inception in 1960. NETS works within the NCAR Computational Information Systems Lab. (CISL). CISL’s mission is to support and advance the geosciences with world-class computing, data management, cyberinfrastructure, and research in mathematics and computational science. Come join the NETS team and enjoy the satisfaction and fulfillment of enabling and advancing important research and education that is impacting and changing our world. BASIC JOB FUNCTION: This position is involved in a wide range of network engineering responsibilities including the designing, planning, procurement, installation, configuration and programming, maintenance, troubleshooting, and documentation of network and telecommunications services and equipment. This position may perform as team member or project leader, may consult internal and external network engineers, CISL operations, partner institutions, and UCAR/NCAR programs and divisions who use the above networks. DUTIES INCLUDE: Participates as part of a team in installation, configuration, integration, testing, optimization, troubleshooting, and documentation in the following areas: Maintains advanced knowledge of state-of-the-art networking and telecommunications technologies, costs, and user needs in order to formulate plans, justifications, and specifications for future NETS projects and for advising NETS management. Maintains an in-depth understanding of enterprise authentication methods and protocols and provide assistance with integration of enterprise authentication and network systems. High performance Ethernet switches and routers in enterprise, datacenter, and service provider environments Controller-based wireless LAN systems Linux virtual server systems for network operations IP Telephony (IPT) systems Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM) optical transport systems Dependent on education and experience, this position may lead and/or direct a team in these areas. Develops and maintains scripts for network monitoring and statistics systems written in Python or comparable programming languages. Develops and maintains high quality documentation on all aspects of networking and telecommunications for the Section and other operations staff. This includes databases, diagnostic, resource, and user documentation. Renders service on a daily and 24 hour-on-call basis as a consultant in solving network and data communications related problems. REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: Education and Experience: Level II: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Telecommunications or Electrical Engineering, and at least two years of computer science telecommunications or electrical engineering experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge and skills in required areas. Level III: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, or Electrical Engineering, and at least four years of computer science, telecommunications or electrical engineering experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered. Advanced knowledge and skills in required areas. Level IV: Master's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, and at least six years of computer science or engineering experience including experience in conceiving, planning and leading development projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Expert knowledge and skills in required areas. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite. Knowledge of Cisco, Juniper, and other network routers and switches as required. Knowledge of SNMP and network management principles and software packages to gather and monitor various statistics. Knowledge of network protocol analyzer tools used in a networking environment. Demonstrated knowledge of telecommunications hardware and software. Experience designing, configuring, and troubleshooting a routed VLAN and sub-networked environment, which includes at least 200 attached hosts with multiple routers. Demonstrated skills as a team or project leader and member. Skill in working as a team member, team leader, or individual in the design, installation, testing, and troubleshooting of networks. Knowledge of Ethernet physical media, optical and copper cabling standards, and an understanding of why they are important. Demonstrated skill in oral and written communications including proficiency using electronic mail and presentation tools. Knowledge of common computer hardware, software, and system administration in a server environment, including one or more of the following: Microsoft, Apple, or Linux. Familiarity with network specifications and standards documents. Knowledge of security best practices for hosts and network devices, with experience configuring network devices using ACLs, filtering, and other hardware or software options. Skill in electronic documentation and drawing tools such as html, wiki, OmniGraffle, Visio, etc. Ability to work in close spaces with full dexterity of both hands such as small telecom spaces. Willingness to travel as much as 30 days per year.



HPC Systems Engineer

    Location: Seattle, WA
    Hiring Institution: University of Washington
    Apply By: October 22, 2016
    Posted date: September 22, 2016

    UW Information Technology is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. UW-IT's Computing Infrastructure (CI) division provides knowledgeable system design and administration, software engineering, and operational support for academic systems, administrative systems, and research computing. The Servers and Storage group within CI designs, implements, and operates enterprise-level virtual and physical servers, data storage services (storage area networks, network-attached storage, backups, and archiving), research computing, and managed workstations. This position focuses primarily on leading the High Performance Computing (HPC) efforts that support the research computing goals of the group, while providing expertise and support to the other endeavors when needed. This position requires a team-oriented computer professional, experienced in managing a high performance computing cluster using sophisticated system management tools. Participates as a member of the UNIX Engineering systems team. All work is expected to be of high quality, customer focused, and accomplished with a positive attitude.



Faculty Position in Remote Sensing

    Location: Champaign, IL
    Hiring Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Apply By: October 22, 2016
    Posted date: September 22, 2016

    The Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science (GGIS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time (9 month), tenured Associate Professor or tenure-track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing with interests in methodology, data analytics, and domain applications of remote sensing. Priority will be given to applicants whose research programs complement or align with one or more current departmental and school research strengths (see www.geog.illinois.edu and "http://www.earth.illinois.edu":http://www.earth.illinois.edu). These include: cyberGIS, geospatial data science, human-environment interaction, sustainable development, health, urban and economic development, river and watershed dynamics, transportation, land use/land cover change, and natural hazards. The position involves teaching courses on remote sensing and contributing to the department¹s core curriculum in GIScience. The Department of Geography & GIScience at Illinois offers an extraordinary environment for remote sensing and GIScience research and education. The department is part of the School of Earth, Society & Environment (SESE) which includes three departments (Geography and GIS; Geology; and Atmospheric Sciences) and supports a multidisciplinary program in environmental studies. SESE hosts its own high-performance computing cluster and will be moving into newly renovated facilities this year. Excellent opportunities exist for interdisciplinary research across campus and to engage in programs of the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies ("www.cybergis.illinois.edu":www.cybergis.illinois.edu) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications ("www.ncsa.illinois.edu":www.ncsa.illinois.edu). Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to establish and maintain an active, independent, and externally funded research program. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Applicants at the assistant professor level must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants at the associate professor level must have an excellent record in research, teaching and service. The target starting date is August 16, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with rank and qualifications. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. To apply, create your candidate profile through "https://jobs.illinois.edu":https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit application materials: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, statements of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically upon the submission of the application. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit applications early to ensure that referees have enough time to submit letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 21, 2016. Letters of reference should be received by October 28, 2016. Inquiries about the position are encouraged to contact the Remote Sensing Search Committee Chair at "geograph@illinois.edu":geograph@illinois.edu.



Technical Lead

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Hiring Institution: Center for Simulation and Modeling (SaM) at the University of Pittsburgh
    Apply By: October 22, 2016
    Posted date: September 22, 2016

    The successful candidate would hold the rank of Research Assistant, or Research Associate Professor (outside of tenure stream), depending on experience. Major responsibilities include overseeing the overall HPC environment (including software and hardware), helping plan upgrades, working closely with the SaM and Network Operations Center Personnel, and assisting users in efficient parallelization of research applications. Ideal candidates would be excited to participate in the generation of proposals for facility expansion and to foster new collaborations within, and external to, the University. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline, with experience in algorithm development and installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting technologies pertinent to HPC clusters running Linux. The candidate should have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the willingness to continuously keep themselves abreast of new techniques and technologies. Preference will be given to applicants with technical leadership experience. The position is available to be filled immediately. Interested candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter stating career goals, and arrange for three letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Kenneth D. Jordan, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260. The material should be sent to Wendy Janocha at wgj1@pitt.edu.



OUTREACH AND TRAINING SPECIALIST

    Location: Lincoln, NE
    Hiring Institution: Holland Computing Center, University of Nebraska
    Apply By: October 27, 2016
    Posted date: September 22, 2016

    The Holland Computing Center (HCC) is a large High Performance Computing facility supporting the University of Nebraska system. Position is responsible for contributing to a broad mission of HCC, promoting the use of high performance cyberinfrastructure and a wide variety of research projects requiring high performance computing, storage, and/or cyberinfrastructure. Responsible for training researchers and students, especially at Omaha and Kearney, through duties such as: delivery of Software Carpentry Bootcamps or other tutorials and workshops; coordination of student research and education material creation; development of a statewide association for advanced computing; oversight of HCC communication materials, social media, outreach events. Criminal background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins Sept 27. View requisition S_160678 at https://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply.



Outreach and Training Specialist

    Location: Lincoln, NE
    Hiring Institution: Holland Computing Center, University of Nebraska
    Apply By: October 27, 2016
    Posted date: September 22, 2016

    The Holland Computing Center (HCC) is a large High Performance Computing facility supporting the NU system. Position is responsible for contributing to a broad mission of the Holland Computing Center (HCC), promoting the use of high performance cyberinfrastructure and a wide variety of research projects requiring high performance computing, storage, and/or cyberinfrastructure. Responsible for training researchers and students, especially at Omaha and Kearney, through duties such as: delivery of Software Carpentry Bootcamps or other tutorials and workshops; coordination of student research and education material creation; development of a statewide association for advanced computing; oversight of HCC communication materials, social media, outreach events. Criminal background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins Sept 27. View requisition S_160678 at https://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply.



Curriculum Specialist

    Location: East Lansing, MI
    Hiring Institution: Michigan State University
    Apply By: October 31, 2016
    REQ#: 4018
    Posted date: September 23, 2016

    The Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) is looking for a specialist in computational biology, genomics and bioinformatics with an enthusiasm for teaching to lead and direct a training program for biological scientists. The Bioinformatics Specialist will coordinate the development of a suite of short courses that will constitute a Bioinformatics training program for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate researchers in the biosciences.



Senior Research Programmer

    Location: Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Hiring Institution: The University of Illinois - National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    Apply By: October 31, 2016
    Posted date: September 23, 2016

    NCSA is looking for one or more Senior Research Programmers to lead software development projects for the research, delivery and support of storage-related products and services on the Blue Waters Petascale system, one of the world’s largest and most powerful scientific resources and follow-on systems. The Senior Research Programmer will provide leadership both at NCSA and within the community on High-Performance Data solutions. Projects include enhancing the state of the art in parallel file systems, advanced tiered data storage solutions, and the development and deployment of new data focused strategies for meeting science team needs on current and future NCSA systems. The position will provide both leadership and hands-on development and support of data related technologies at NCSA. The incumbent will also engage and represent NCSA in the High-Performance Computing and Data communities such as the Lustre community. This individual must be able to work with a diverse population and analyze, modify, and/or create new systems software based on user/project requirements.



Data Engineer

    Location: Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Hiring Institution: The University of Illinois - National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    Apply By: November 01, 2016
    Posted date: September 23, 2016

    NCSA is currently seeking one or more Data Engineers to join the Blue Waters Project and collaborate with top researchers and scientists utilizing high performance computing (HPC). The Blue Waters project provides high-performance computational and data facilities, as well as intellectual resources, that enable computational science of unprecedented scale. Blue Waters is a leading platform for accelerating open scientific discovery through computation by some of the world’s most advanced teams addressing unique, ground-breaking computational and data science problems. The Data Engineer will lead support for data science problems on Blue Waters by deploying data science software and providing support to science teams. The incumbent will engage in the data science community to help improve the state of the art in data science tools on HPC platforms.



System Engineer/Senior System Engineer

    Location: Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Hiring Institution: The University of Illinois - National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    Apply By: December 05, 2016
    Posted date: September 23, 2016

    NCSA is currently seeking one or more System Engineers / Senior System Engineers in its Scientific Computing Services (SCS) Division. The incumbents will work as part of a team, providing key hardware and software support functions for some of the most powerful and advanced computing and data systems in the world. The positions involve working on projects including the Blue Waters Petascale system, which is one of the world’s largest and most powerful scientific resources; the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Project, a one billion dollar astronomical survey project; the Innovative Systems Laboratory exploring the next generation of computing hardware and software; the Illinois Campus Cluster Program providing scientific computing to the University of Illinois community; and the NCSA Private Sector Program enabling leading-edge computing for industry and more future projects.



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