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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.




Group Lead (Computer Languages and System Software Group)

    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Hiring Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Apply By: December 22, 2014
    REQ#: 80288
    Posted date: November 22, 2014

    The Computer Languages and System Software Group in the Computing Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is looking for a Group Leader. The group’s mission is to research, design, and implement new models, features and optimizations of parallel programming languages and their execution environments for leading-edge High Performance Computing (HPC) systems. Research topics include but are not necessary limited to theory, implementation and optimization of parallel programming languages, compilers, operating systems, and advanced communication and run-time libraries. This builds on the group’s long history of leadership in this area with the development of GASNet communication library, UPC/UPC++ programming languages, and the Tesselation OS.



Group Lead (Computer Architecture Group)

    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Hiring Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Apply By: December 22, 2014
    REQ#: 80268
    Posted date: November 22, 2014

    The Computer Architecture Group in the Computing Research Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is looking for a Group Leader to coordinate hardware architecture R&D activities. The group’s mission is to research, design, and implement new architectural simulation capabilities, novel hardware architecture features, assess design trade-offs, and facilitate the co-design process for leading-edge High Performance Computing (HPC) systems. The primary project of this group is the Computer Architecture Laboratory (http://www.cal-design.org), which is multi-laboratory activity involving Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Research topics include but are not necessary limited to developing advanced modeling and simulation infrastructure (http://sites.google.com/a/lbl.gov/codex/), developing novel hardware architectures (http://opensocfabric.lbl.gov/home.php), collaborating with industry through the fast forward and design forward projects (http://www.exascaleinitiative.org). The newly formed Computer Architecture Group (originally part of the Future Technologies Group) seeks a leader to direct these research efforts.



Software Programmer

    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Hiring Institution: L
    Apply By: December 22, 2014
    REQ#: 80158
    Posted date: November 22, 2014

    Be a part of addressing the next generation of science research problems. High quality user interfaces and tools are now critical to all areas of scientific investigation. We are looking for a few people with strong web development and/or backend skills interested in working on exciting science research projects. The Data Science and Technology (DST) Department, in the Computational Research division (CRD) at Berkeley Lab develops software and tools to enable scientists to address complex and large-scale computing and data analysis problems beyond what is possible today. DST engages in partnerships with scientists to understand their computing and data analysis challenges and develop leading-edge solutions that fit the needs of the scientists. Current research areas and projects include computationally driven discovery of new materials, processing pipelines for astronomical data, and using experimental data to understand the impacts of climate change. More details on projects available on http://acs.lbl.gov.



Endpoint Manager

    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Hiring Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Apply By: December 22, 2014
    REQ#: 80186
    Posted date: November 22, 2014

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), a pioneer in scientific research, has an immediate opening for a career position as an Endpoint Manager in the IT Workstation Support group. This position must work with a variety of stakeholders to insure the endpoint policies are appropriate for the Lab's decentralized, diverse, and open environment. Key stakeholders include desktop support, helpdesk and cyber security. Requires regular communication with stakeholders and understanding multiple perspectives on the issue. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the design and implementation Endpoint Management solutions supporting Mac and Windows environments. The successful candidate will be the owner of the suite of endpoint management tools including the following applications: Sophos, WSUS, BigFix, and Casper.



Image Analysis & Data Visualization Specialist

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Hiring Institution: The University of Chicago Research Computing Center
    Apply By: December 22, 2014
    REQ#: 97159
    Posted date: November 22, 2014

    The Research Computing Center (RCC) seeks an experienced Computational Image Analysis and Data Visualization Specialist to serve as a technical domain expert in supporting and advising faculty, post-docs, and graduate students on the design and implementation of visualization and analysis solutions in a wide range of research domains. The successful candidate will join a team of consultants who are playing a key role in building an inter-disciplinary local community of users and experts in scientific computing, computation image analysis, and data visualization at the University of Chicago.



Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Location: Oak Ridge, TN
    Hiring Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Apply By: December 30, 2014
    REQ#: 50456476
    Posted date: December 06, 2014

    The Computer Science Research Group (CSR) in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an opening for one or more Postdoctoral Researchers in the field of programming environments for many-core and accelerated systems. Major Duties/Responsibilities: The successful candidate will carry out research and development in the area of programming models, languages, and runtimes for portable node-level programming of highly parallel systems which utilize many-core processors and/or computational accelerators. Emphasis will be placed on OpenMP and OpenACC, though other existing and new approaches are also of interest. The candidate will be expected to participate in the design, development, and demonstration of language and runtime capabilities supporting large-scale computational science applications on current and coming systems. This work will be carried out in multi-disciplinary teams, including both computer and computational scientists in support of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF, http://olcf.ornl.gov). Publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings is expected.



Linux System Administrator

    Location: Columbia, MO
    Hiring Institution: University of Missouri
    Apply By: January 06, 2015
    REQ#: 15053
    Posted date: December 06, 2014

    The Research Computing System Administrator position will help administer the high performance computing and high throughput computing clusters and their applications on the MU Campus. The individual will work as a part of a team to support research computing services as a whole on campus. A bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and familiarity with scientific software for physical, natural and/or biological sciences on High-performance systems. Five years system administration experience of Unix-based systems is required. Windows experience is not applicable. Candidate must be proficient with Unix, C/C++, and high-performance computing systems and software administration. A MS degree and/or a PhD degree in an applicable area is desired.



Senior Linux and Network Systems Administrator

    Location: Chapel Hill, NC
    Hiring Institution: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Apply By: January 06, 2015
    REQ#: 1001737
    Posted date: December 06, 2014

    This position provides experienced computational infrastructure and research software support for RENCI projects that involve local, national and international collaborations with a range of researchers and other computer and computational scientists. In particular, it focuses on deployment and operation of widely-distributed Linux clusters and allied hardware and networking capabilities. Specialized knowledge of distributed systems, Layer 2 networking, Java and Python programming skills, Linux/LAMP systems administration, ability to build collaborative efforts with appropriate departments, capacity for self-education, interdisciplinary study and inquiry, excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills, ability to foster and maintain collaborations with both academic and industrial researchers, ability to write proposals, knowledge of research field, ability to bridge several disciplines, ability to work with fellow scientists and administrators, experience supervising student research. Hands-on experience with SDN/NFV/OpenFlow technologies required. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred in computer science or a related field. At least three years of senior level Linux/Unix infrastructure design and administration experience.



Linux and HPC Systems Administrator

    Location: Chapel Hill, NC
    Hiring Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Apply By: January 06, 2015
    REQ#: 20001321
    Posted date: December 06, 2014

    Under the supervision of the Cyberinfrastructure Manager, this position provides experienced Linux, HPC, and enterprise IT support for RENCI projects that involve local and national collaborations with a range of researchers and other computational and data scientists. In particular, it focuses on architecture, deployment, and operations/maintenance of large-scale Linux clusters and associated hardware and software for scientific applications. Specialized and applied knowledge of HPC systems, scripting skills, Linux/LAMP systems administration, storage and networking skills, ability to build collaborative efforts with appropriate departments, capacity for self-education, interdisciplinary study and inquiry, excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills, ability to foster and maintain collaborations with both academic and industrial researchers, ability to write proposals, knowledge of research field, ability to bridge several disciplines, ability to work with fellow scientists and administrators, experience supervising student research. Experience integrating Microsoft enterprise IT technologies with Linux/HPC systems is a plus. Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred in computer science or a related field. At least three years of senior level Linux/Unix infrastructure design and administration experience beyond (or before) Bachelor’s degree required.



Linux and HPC Systems Administrator

    Location: Chapel Hill, NC
    Hiring Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Apply By: January 06, 2015
    REQ#: 20001321
    Posted date: December 06, 2014

    Under the supervision of the Cyberinfrastructure Manager, this position provides experienced Linux, HPC, and enterprise IT support for RENCI projects that involve local and national collaborations with a range of researchers and other computational and data scientists. In particular, it focuses on architecture, deployment, and operations/maintenance of large-scale Linux clusters and associated hardware and software for scientific applications. Specialized and applied knowledge of HPC systems, scripting skills, Linux/LAMP systems administration, storage and networking skills, ability to build collaborative efforts with appropriate departments, capacity for self-education, interdisciplinary study and inquiry, excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal communication, human relations and team building skills, ability to foster and maintain collaborations with both academic and industrial researchers, ability to write proposals, knowledge of research field, ability to bridge several disciplines, ability to work with fellow scientists and administrators, experience supervising student research. Experience integrating Microsoft enterprise IT technologies with Linux/HPC systems is a plus. Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred in computer science or a related field. At least three years of senior level Linux/Unix infrastructure design and administration experience beyond (or before) Bachelor’s degree required.



Senior Informatics Researcher

    Location: Chapel Hill, NC
    Hiring Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Apply By: January 06, 2015
    REQ#: 20001320
    Posted date: December 06, 2014

    This position provides leadership to RENCI research projects in the areas of computational, informatics, and domain expertise to support genomics and genetics research. The successful applicant will lead local and national projects and initiatives that involve collaboration between RENCI and UNC Department of Genetics, and NC TraCS. In particular, this position focuses on leading the application and development of bioinformatics, clinical and research genetics, as well as contribute to RENCI’s focus in the domain of Life Sciences. Specialized scientific knowledge in one or more of the following areas: (a) Statistical Genetics, (b) Clinical Medical Ontology and informatics, (c) Genomics, (d) Programming. Ability to work effectively in collaborative interdisciplinary by bridging several disciplines and assimilating new domain knowledge is essential. Masters in statistical genetics, medical informatics, computer science or a related field required. Ph.D preferred. At least three to five years of relevant academic, professional or commercial software development experience.



Liane Russell Distinguished Early Career Fellowship

    Location: Oak Ridge, TN
    Hiring Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Apply By: March 31, 2015
    Posted date: November 15, 2014

    The Liane B. Russell Fellowship honors groundbreaking female geneticist Liane B. Russell. Russell has been the recipient of both the Enrico Fermi Award and the International Roentgen Medal. The Russell Fellowship is an integral part of ORNL’s diversity recruiting effort, helping to attract a diverse workforce of scientists and engineers to pursue a path of scientific excellence and substantially contribute to ORNL and the US Department of Energy (DOE) missions and goals. This fellowship provides funding support over a period of three years for candidates with proven exceptional talent, along with formal mentorship and guidance designed to facilitate successful long term integration and alignment of their research activities with DOE programs. Fellows are expected to conduct research of the highest quality and impact, aim to pursue long-term careers with ORNL, elevate the reputation of the Laboratory, and become scientific leaders in their field. The Russell Fellowship is open to all fields of science and engineering. Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees before their start dates and can be no more than seven years beyond receiving their doctoral degrees at the date of application submission. The Russell Fellowship is posted twice each year on the ORNL Careers website. To apply, click the “Open Positions” button on the left side of the page and search the keyword “Russell.” The online posting dates are listed below: August 1 - October 31 January 1 - March 31



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