Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
The Research Computing Center (RCC) is seeking a highly motivated Computational Scientist to work closely with faculty and researchers at The University of Chicago and to lead the Computational Scientist Team. The person in this position will be part of the RCC senior leadership group and will serve as a multi-disciplinary technical expert in supporting and advising faculty on using High Performance Computing (HPC) and related technologies for their research. The successful candidate will join a team of Computational Scientists who are playing a key role in scientific computing support at the University of Chicago.
1) Assist with compiling, debugging, optimizing, profiling, and porting parallel codes on HPC and AI systems.
2) Assist with improvements of parallel scaling, load balancing of large-scale research codes and maintaining parallel community codes.
3) Develop, install, and test scientific software in support of research goals.
4) Work with faculty and their research groups to enable them to fully utilize the University and national computational resources for their research; solve user problems quickly and professionally.
5) Work closely with faculty to identify, develop, and implement useful computational methods and resources that support or advance their research.
6) Keep abreast of new developments in High Performance Computing, data science and AI; and be pro-active in introducing them to the faculty.
7) Create and present tutorials, hands-on workshops and documentation to educate the research community.
8) Assist researchers with grant proposals with strong HPC or AI component to describe the interplay between their research and Computation and Data science.
9) Serve as the lead of the Computational Scientist team.
1) Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
2) Lead a highly skilled team.
3) Understand and translate researchers' scientific goals into computational requirements.
4) Work well with faculty and researchers.
5) Identify and gain expertise in appropriate new technologies and/or software tools.
6) Function as part of an interactive team while demonstrating self-initiative to achieve project's goals and Research Computing Center's mission.
7) Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
1) Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or similar discipline.
1) Proficiency in one or more programming languages (such as C++, C, etc.).
2) Proficiency in a scripting language such as Python.
3) Parallelizing large scientific codes with MPI and Open MP and using such codes on parallel supercomputing platforms.
4) Experience with Linux/Unix.
5) Software design and development methodologies and best practices.
6) Installing and tuning scientific applications software strongly.
7) Compiler optimization techniques.
8) Machine Learning and Deep Learning frameworks.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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