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st: professional position available @ BC

From   Kit Baum <>
Subject   st: professional position available @ BC
Date   Mon, 7 Aug 2006 14:12:37 -0400

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 UNIX/Linux environment.
* 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 fast-paced environment.
* Demonstrated skill in providing excellent customer service and effective management.
* 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,, 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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