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Computational Scientist

Company: The University Of Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Department
--RINL Research Computing Center
About the Department
--The University of Chicago Research Computing Center (RCC), a unit in the Office of Research and National Laboratories (RNL), provides high-end research computing resources to researchers at the University of Chicago. It is dedicated to enabling research by providing access to centrally managed High Performance Computing (HPC), storage, and visualization resources. These resources include hardware, software, high-level scientific and technical user support, and the education and training required to help researchers make full use of modern HPC technology and local and national supercomputing resources. The Office of Research and National Laboratories oversees the conduct of sponsored research, research program development, multi-institutional research institutes, national laboratory board, and contract management functions. RNL supports the development and coordination of research-related communications and educational programs at The University of Chicago. RNL oversees the management of two Department of Energy contracts for Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. When combined with the Lab R&D budgets, the office oversees approximately $1.4 billion in sponsored research. RNL works closely with individual scholars, departments, and divisions to encourage, seed, and coalesce research across the University, Argonne, and Fermilab campuses.
Job Summary
--The job develops software to support the data acquisition, ingestion, and integration for research projects. Assists in the development of user interfaces and scalable back-end services to automate and accelerate the scientific output of multi-institutional research projects.Responsibilities

  • Assists with compiling, debugging, optimizing, profiling, and porting parallel codes on HPC systems. Assists with improvements of parallel scaling and load balancing of large-scale research codes. Assists with maintaining parallel community codes.
  • Develops, installs, and tests scientific software in support of research goals.
  • Works with faculty and their research groups to enable them to fully utilize the University and national computational resources for their research.
  • Solves user problems quickly and professionally.
  • Works closely with faculty to identify, develop, and implement useful computational methods and resources that support or advance their research.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in High Performance Computing and be pro-active in introducing them to the faculty.
  • Creates and presents tutorials, hands-on workshops and documentation to educate the research community.
  • Assists researchers with grant proposals with strong HPC component to describe the interplay between their research and HPC.
  • Participates in the product development life cycle, providing professional assistance to the design of front-end applications and database systems back-end schema. Analyzes high-level system specifications and makes sure that all application development standards are met.
  • Develops and presents technical training materials and web-based documentation. Ensures timely systems support and updates. Assists in conducting information security assessments and risk analysis of computing environment.
  • Performs other related work as needed.
    Minimum Qualifications
    --Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.---
    Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.---
    Certifications:---Preferred QualificationsEducation:
    • PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or similar.Technical Skills or Knowledge:
      • Proficiency in one or more programming languages (such as C++, C, etc.).
      • Proficiency in a scripting language such as Python.
      • Parallelizing large scientific codes with MPI and Open MP and using such codes on parallel supercomputing platforms.
      • Linux/Unix.
      • Software design and development methodologies and best practices.
      • Installing and tuning scientific applications software.
      • Experience with compiler optimization techniques.
      • Experience with Deep Learning frameworks. Preferred Competencies
        • Understand and translate researchers' scientific goals into computational requirements.
        • Work well with faculty and researchers.
        • Identify and gain expertise in appropriate new technologies and/or software tools.
        • Function as part of an interactive team while demonstrating self-initiative to achieve project's goals and Research Computing Center's mission.
        • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.Application Documents
          • Resume/CV (required)
          • Cover letter (preferred)
            When applying, the document(s) MUST--be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.
            Job Family
            --Research
            Role Impact
            --Individual Contributor
            FLSA Status
            --Exempt
            Pay Frequency
            --Monthly
            Scheduled Weekly Hours
            --37.5
            Benefits Eligible
            --Yes
            Drug Test Required
            --No
            Health Screen Required
            --No
            Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
            --No
            Posting Statement
            -- The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form . We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position. The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at:-- http://securityreport.uchicago.edu .--Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time JR09461 About Us The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world. We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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