Research Computing Facilitator
Date: Jul 23, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >
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About the Department
The Programs & Initiatives Advanced Research Computing (ARC) center offers a readily accessible hybrid CPU/GPU computing cluster, supporting the next generation of computational and data science researchers. With our resources, support, and training, UC researchers advance theoretical knowledge and accelerate time to discovery, generating leading edge impactful research suitable for innovation and commercialization in line with UC's Next Lives Here strategic direction and Digital Futures.
A resume and cover letter are required as part of the application process. Attach these documents before submitting your application.
The Office of Research Programs and Initiatives department is seeking a Research Computing Facilitator to join their team. This position will need someone who has technical expertise in Advanced Research Computing, great customer service skills, a team player and self-motivated.
An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission);
An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
Growth potential within the university.
Assist researchers in leveraging computational resources, storage, data transfer tools, and networks to accelerate their research efforts.Work directly with researchers to understand aspects of their research workflows that rely on, or could be aided by, current computational methodologies.
Identify researcher needs for training and learning materials in a variety of computational capabilities. Identify and recruit additional users of UC's evolving facilitation and computing resources. Contribute to the development and implementation of training programs, including instructional contributions to workshops and campus events. Develop user community by creating user forums, student groups and other regularly scheduled opportunities. Provide ongoing support for users.
Prototype and communicate specific solutions for implementing and optimizing a user's work, prioritizing the ability of the user to implement these for themselves.
Develop a network of internal and external partners to facilitate progress for research projects, including the identification of potential intra- and inter-campus collaborations. Participate in the collection and review of user and system metrics to guide the facilitation of users, assessment and critical analysis of research computing performance and inform improvements to Research Computing and Data services and technologies.
Contribute intellectually to the development of novel initiatives, technologies and service solutions that address the evolving needs of the campus and national research community. Contribute to documentation capturing key use cases, computing strategies and solutions for users to learn from.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Six (6) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Two (2) years of research experience in a compute-intensive area, or in computing facilitation
Two (2) years of experience in at least one research domain, such as life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, or the humanities.
Basic skills with one or more scripting languages like Unix shell, Python or R.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, with attention to interpersonal relationships and professionalism.
Demonstrated interest and prior experience in enabling the work of others.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Master's degree with three (3) years of experience or PhD with one (1) year experience.
At least one (1) year of experience with data analysis, data science and/or application of machine learning methodologies.
Experience and demonstrated interest in education, curriculum development, mentoring, consulting, community-building, and/or formal communication activities.
Familiarity with campus research computing centers/services.
Experience using, compiling or programming MPI-based code.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
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