Careers @ BioHPC

Are you interested in working in High Performance Computing? BioHPC is growing, and has the following openings:

Computational Scientist - Bioinformatics

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UT Southwestern Medical Center is currently expanding its IT infrastructure to meet the big data challenge in biomedical research. As part of this activity Departments of Cell Biology & Biophysics, the Green Center for Systems Biology, Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences, Children's Research Institute, and Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair have built a state-of the art high-performance computing infrastructure that includes an HPC cluster containing conventional and GPU-based nodes for parallel computing, large-scale data storage, and integration of HPC with high-performance desktop workstations. We have an opening for a talented and goal-oriented individual to join our highly-dynamic research team as an HPC Computational Scientist. Under the mentorship of the director of IT operations, you will work on the ongoing operations of the system and  provide user support for high-end computational projects. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of systems and technologies such as compute clusters, parallel file systems, high-speed interconnects, GPU-based computing, and database servers. You will support faculty and their students in adapting computational research strategies to the specific features of the HPC infrastructure, directly contributing to the scientific mission of the school.
Technical Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Linux operating systems (CentOS/Red Hat (preferred), Fedora, Ubuntu)
  • Linux system administration experience
  • Software installation and maintenance experience
  • Fluent in debugging and programming in at least one of the following languages (C/C++, Python, Matlab, Perl, bash)
  • Working knowledge of computer architecture, storage, and networking concepts

Additional Desirable Skills:
The following skills are not requirements of a successful applicant, but candidates with these skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Web programming (HTML, PHP, MySQL, etc.)
  • Technical documentation and delivery of user training
  • Database management experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with highly parallel, clustered, or supercomputing systems
  • Experience of installation testing and test reporting
  • Experience in automating system administration and configuration (e.g. Puppet)
  • Parallel programming using MPI, OpenMP, Pthreads, CUDA etc.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining a distributed Windows computing infrastructure.
  • Experience with parallel file systems such as GPFS and Lustre.

Other Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or related field is preferred.
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Willingness to work off-hours when needed.

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