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st: professional position available @ BC
Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA, USA) is constructing a high
performance computing facility for general University use, and our
Director of Research Services is seeking to fill a new position of
Senior Research Associate to support the facility:
--- official statement ---
Research Services provides assistance, consultation, support and
training to researchers in their computing projects. Research
Services is expanding to provide support for computing on Linux
clusters and other platforms and has an open full-time permanent
position for an expert in Scientific Computation. The Senior Research
Associate will: assist faculty research groups in developing,
porting, tuning, debugging and parallelizing codes on Linux clusters
and other platforms; give tutorials/workshops; write documentation on
how to use BC's Linux clusters including use of queues; write scripts
to make job submissions and other procedures easier for users;
benchmark systems; and assist researchers with grant applications as
related to computing technologies.
The Senior Research Associate will be able to grasp complex technical
issues, synthesize them into appropriate responses, and have the
ability to convey results to diverse audiences. The successful
candidate will be oriented to developing innovative approaches to
problem solving and will partner with academic researchers to
accomplish desired research objectives.
The following expertise and experience is required:
* Expertise in writing and porting Fortran, C, or C++ codes in a
* Expertise in writing codes using mathematical libraries.
* Experience writing parallel codes using OpenMP and/or MPI.
* Experience debugging parallel codes using tools such as TotalView.
* Ability to work in a team environment that aspires to service
excellence with strong individual, organizational, and planning skills.
* Ability to coordinate and oversee multiple tasks at one time in a
* Demonstrated skill in providing excellent customer service and
* Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills.
Master's degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering,
Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent area and at
least four to six years of progressively responsible experience in an
information technology environment, preferably in an academic
setting, with a focus on superior customer support.
--- end official statement, sans the usual boilerplate re AA/EO etc. ---
For info, http://www.bc.edu/jobs, reference 002298. If you have
colleagues or acquaintances with these skills who might be interested
in a Boston-area position of this sort, please let them know.
Additional unadvertised requisite: must be able to deal with
demanding, irascible faculty members like yours truly, but on the
flip side, never a dull moment in this job!
Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
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