Job TitleResearch Scientist I/II – Research Computing Facilitator (Remote Eligible)
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Researcher/Fellowship
Salary Range -
Location Atlanta, GA US
Deadline January 31, 2022
Contact Name Jennifer Jarrett
Phone US +1 (404) 630-8123
Located in the heart of vibrant Atlanta, Georgia, the Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment (PACE) team defines and manages centralized research computing services at the Georgia Institute of Technology. We facilitate research efforts and foster strategic partnerships to provide Georgia Tech researchers with an unrivaled advantage, empowering them to lead their disciplines for the advancement of science and society across the globe. In addition to high-performance computing, we incorporate emerging cloud, network, data analytics, and storage technologies. Our growing team directly supports faculty, students, and other researchers resulting in a dynamic environment filled with intellectual stimulation and continuous innovation.
Atlanta, GA. This position is remote eligible.
Georgia Tech’s Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment (PACE) program is seeking an expert consultant to join our Outreach and Faculty Engagement team. This will be a remote eligible position that can work on campus, or remote (in or out of state) as preferred. The primary role and responsibilities include: Interact with the research community at Georgia Tech, respond to a wide range of requests submitted by faculty & student researchers spanning areas of research computing, identify gaps and pursue opportunities for significant collaborations in their funded and published research.
Collect and assess community feedback/needs and communicate data-driven feedback to the team internally to help guide the new features and services that will benefit the Georgia Tech research community. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively on team and independent projects, with ability to self-direct and adjust to shifts in priorities. Develop and maintain documentation and trainings for PACE service offering. Participate in efforts to strengthen the HPC/HTC user community internally and externally, such as developing and disseminating whitepapers and best practices documents, developing and delivering training seminars, and representing PACE in national venues including conferences and workshops. The Outreach and Faculty Engagement team generates materials and reports to promote PACE services, and compiles success stories (e.g., PACE newsletter) arising from these efforts.
This position requires a wide range of demonstrated knowledge and skills, including computational methods and workflows; advanced compute architectures; installation, debugging, parallelization, optimization, and performance tuning of research software; experience with science gateway technologies; advanced understanding of job scheduling and resource allocation; as well as effective use of high-performance storage, high-performance networking, and accelerator technologies like GPUs.
Research Scientist I:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or related area
Research Scientist II:
· A Master’s degree and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree, or
· A Master’s degree and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
· A Doctoral degree
Final rank will be determined commensurate with education and experience.
· Excellent communications skills that include writing, speaking, teaching and documentation
· Experience in collaborative and multi-disciplinary research computing facilitation, preferably in a university environment.
· High degree of motivation and the ability to work closely with faculty, researchers, students, and IT professionals while providing compute and software solutions in an advanced computing environment
· Ability to engage with and champion for a highly diverse research computing community at regional, national, and global scale
· Ability to work effectively in a diverse team on both collaborative and independent projects, and to adjust to shifts in priorities
· Service-focused orientation and excellent follow-through
· Ability to provide effective technical solutions to highly complex problems in advanced and diverse computing environments
· Expert knowledge of computational methods, architectures, current and emerging technologies, and middleware (e.g. MPI stacks, job schedulers, numerical libraries, and data analytics tools)
· Fluency in debugging, parallelization, optimization, and tuning utilizing multiple programming and/or scripting languages; experience with scientific libraries and applications
· Fluency with RedHat Enterprise Linux environment
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
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