Company: The University Of Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021
--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.
--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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
--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
- PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computer Science, Physics,
Chemistry or similar.Technical Skills or Knowledge:
- Proficiency in one or more programming languages (such as C++,
- 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.
- Software design and development methodologies and best
- Installing and tuning scientific applications software.
- Experience with compiler optimization techniques.
- Experience with Deep Learning frameworks. Preferred
- Understand and translate researchers' scientific goals into
- 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
- Strong analytical skills and problem-solving
- 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
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
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