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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.




Network/System Administrator

    Location: Fargo, ND
    Hiring Institution: North Dakota State University
    Apply By: March 03, 2015
    Posted date: February 21, 2015

    North Dakota State Univeristy has an opening for an experienced Linux systems administrator to work on high-performance computing (HPC) platforms. HPC experience a plus but not required. We will train. The position is a full-time, 12-month, benefited position. Responsibilities include: plan, design, install, test, benchmark, monitor, and maintain complex high-performance computing, storage, and networking equipment within a scientific research environment, install and maintain operating systems, compilers, schedulers, batch systems, file systems, backup/restore systems, vendor and other software infrastructure typically found on high-performance computing platforms, port and write system management tools, help identify, research, and select state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies, including virtualization and cloud computing, to support CCAST strategic directions, engage in day-to-day operations of CCAST primary data center; champion and apply data center best practices, help formulate systems use policies, clearly communicate them to clients, and enforce them in a consistent manner, help establish methodologies to consolidate hardware and software resources and increase systems utilization, ensure proper research data life-cycle management, provision on-demand hardware and software support for class instruction, maintain security of all CCAST systems, analyze, tune, and optimize CCAST systems' performance, compile, install and maintain application software and license servers; write job submission and data movement/analysis scripts for customers, develop in-house software for systems usage monitoring, statistics gathering, and accounting, monitor systems, diagnose problems quickly and respond promptly, develop documentation describing systems administration procedures and work flows using knowledge management tools, actively participate in various tiers of customer support including ticket troubleshooting and resolution, provide user training and reference materials for using applications; participate in outreach activities, help develop and maintain CCAST website, prepare reports, presentations, and assist in writing sections of grant proposals, participate in relationships with information technology firms and computer equipment vendors, provide exceptional customer service to all constituents, train, coach, develop, and supervise student employee, participate in 24×7 on call rotation, and perform other tasks as assigned by the Technology Manager, CCAST HPC Systems and/or by the CCAST Director. Minimum Qualifications: related Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, 2 years of experience with Linux/UNIX systems administration on high-end computing platforms, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and must be US Citizen or US Permanent Resident.



Systems Design Specialist and Senior Advisor/Consultant for Advanced Research Computing

    Location: State College, PA
    Hiring Institution: Pennsylvania State University Institute for Cyberscience
    Apply By: March 07, 2015
    REQ#: 55634
    Posted date: February 07, 2015

    Penn State University seeks a talented and goal-oriented individual to join our team as a Systems Design Specialist and Senior Advisor/Consultant for Advanced Research Computing. This is a new position, developed in response to the "Recommendations of the Cyberinfrastructure / Information Technology Governance Working Group" report recently approved by the Provost and the Vice President for Research at Penn State. The report calls for the creation of a University-wide Advisory Council and Executive Committee to coordinate research computing and cyberinfrastructure (CI) at Penn State, along with the appointment of a "Research Computing Guru" to serve as the go-to expert for researchers and IT professionals with research-CI questions. The selected candidate should have documented experience and technical expertise in a wide range of research CI / IT areas--and must be prepared to fill knowledge gaps in short order. Relevant areas of knowledge include operating systems, hardware, storage, networking technologies, mobile devices, software licensing, high performance computing and cloud services, and typical IT account policies and services as found at top-tier research Universities. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and enthusiastically with diverse stakeholders along with excellent organizational skills are essential. Familiarity with research-CI best practices at peer institutions or academic / service units within Penn State is a plus.



Chief Information Officer

    Location: Fayetteville, AR
    Hiring Institution: University of Arkansas
    Apply By: March 07, 2015
    Posted date: February 07, 2015

    The University of Arkansas is looking for a Chief Information Office (CIO). The CIO manages the Information Technology Services department and provides leadership in all facets of university technology. This position is strategically placed to work with both academic and administrative leaders to facilitate institutional change and create a positive organizational culture for information technology services across campus. The prospective CIO will lead with a vision and strategy for moving the University of Arkansas forward to meet its goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university. The CIO will also develop and communicate a shared vision for the role of information technology in advancing the university's mission and work with stakeholders across campus, leveraging emerging trends in technology to support traditional and online education, administrative processes, research, outreach and public service.



Systems Administrator III

    Location: Batavia, Illinois
    Hiring Institution: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    Apply By: March 12, 2015
    REQ#: 450
    Posted date: February 28, 2015

    Fermilab's Experiments Facilities Department, which manages the computing needs for a variety of scientific experiments, is seeking an experienced Linux system administrator. The successful candidate will be part of a group that maintains, configures, and integrates portions of the scientific computing environment that meets the needs of Fermilab's experiments. Qualifications and essential job functions include: BS or BA degree in computer science, electrical engineering or related field preferred; equivalent experience may be substituted, 4+ years experience as a professional Linux system administrator; recent versions of RHEL, CentOS, or Scientific Linux preferred, experience working with configuration management tools.e.g. (Puppet), extensive shell scripting skills or programming experience (Python and Bash preferred), demonstrated ability working with medium to large environments, preferably 100 or more systems, ability to plan, implement, and test Linux server deployments and system services, follow operating procedures and utilizes established support tools for analysis and reporting, demonstrated ability to troubleshoot hardware, software and networking issues on Linux servers and workstations in a multiuser and multi-system environment, experience with open-source applications and support, skilled with architecture and design, experience understanding technical concepts and communicating them to others in non-technical terms, excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, ability to work in a team environment, experience with virtualization technology preferred, and experience with monitoring tools (Nagios, etc.) a plus.



Instructor/Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    Location: Weatherford, OK
    Hiring Institution: Southwestern Oklahoma State University
    Apply By: March 16, 2015
    Posted date: February 16, 2015

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University is looking for an Instructor/Assistant Professor of Computer Science. The position entails developing and teaching undergraduate courses in computer science, participating in professional associations, advising students on career opportunities, sponsoring student organizations, and serving on department, college, and campus-wide committees. Teaching assignments include evening and web-mediated instruction. A Master's degree in Computer Science required; Doctorate preferred.Applicant should have skills to teach the following courses: Discrete Systems, Database Management, Operating Systems (including Linux topics), Computer Architecture, Software Engineering and Parallel Programming. Anticipated Start Date: August 2015 Salary will be commensurate with existing salary structure. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit cover letter referencing position 15-F021, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information of three references to one of the following: Fax: 580-774-6582 Mail: Human Resources, SWOSU 100 Campus Drive, Weatherford, OK 73096 E-mail: jobs@swosu.edu



Computational Scientist

    Location: Blacksburg, VA
    Hiring Institution: Virginia Tech
    Apply By: March 21, 2015
    Posted date: February 21, 2015

    Advanced Research Computing manages Virginia Tech’s state-of-the-art high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure that serves the research community, including a 400 node cluster equipped with Intel Xeon Phi co-processors and a 200+ node cluster equipped with multiple GPUs per node. The Computational Scientist will interact regularly with students and faculty to provide both basic and advanced training and devise computational strategies to advance a wide range of research projects. The Computational Scientist will teach, develop, and contribute to training sessions and workshops as well as semester-length courses dedicated to topics in parallel computing. The Computational Scientist will also interface with HPC system administrators to coordinate tasks such as HPC software installation and system configuration in addition to benchmarking, testing, and optimization of new HPC hardware. Knowledge of data analytics, best practices for data management and parallel file systems is highly desirable.



Executive Director of Advanced Research Computing Technology Services

    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Hiring Institution: University of Michigan
    Apply By: March 24, 2015
    REQ#: 105822
    Posted date: February 16, 2015

    The Executive Director for Advanced Research Computing Technology Services (ARC-TS) oversees the design, development, and delivery of a cost-effective mix of services that support the University research community, including high-performance computing, data analysis platforms, storage, and visualization. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Advanced Research Computing (ARC), the Executive Director is a member of the core team that establishes the University direction in research cyber infrastructure. Key responsibilities include leading an Information and Technology Services (ITS) team of systems administrators, programmers, applications engineers, and administrative support staff; developing and overseeing the ARC-TS budget; and overseeing all financial operations and staffing. The Executive Director also represents the University at national and international research computing events, and provides leadership in the research computing community.



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



NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships

    Location: US
    Hiring Institution: NASA
    Apply By: July 01, 2015
    Posted date: January 26, 2015

    The NASA Postdoctoral Program, or NPP, supports NASA's goal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live. Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP fellows complete one- to three-year fellowships that offer scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research in fields of science relevant to NASA. These opportunities advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, astrophysics, planetary science, astrobiology, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and operations, and space technology. Opportunities are available at NASA centers and other NASA-approved sites.



NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships

    Location: US
    Hiring Institution: NASA
    Apply By: November 01, 2015
    Posted date: January 26, 2015

    The NASA Postdoctoral Program, or NPP, supports NASA's goal to expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live. Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP fellows complete one- to three-year fellowships that offer scientists and engineers unique opportunities to conduct research in fields of science relevant to NASA. These opportunities advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, astrophysics, planetary science, astrobiology, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and operations, and space technology. Opportunities are available at NASA centers and other NASA-approved sites.



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