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Subject: 19.05.06 As an Associate Computational Scientist at NU, your primary objective will be to support and enhance the research enterprise through direct interaction with faculty and students.
Northeastern University

Associate Computational Scientist

Requisition Number: STFR005447

Division/College: Information Technology Services

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

Responsibilities:

The Research Computing (RC) team at Northeastern University (NU) seeks a motivated, self-starting individual to be a member of our dynamic team as an Associate Computational Scientist. The successful candidate will be a key link between the RC team and the research community at NU, including faculty and students across a broad range of departments, as well as outside users and partners, in order to help them understand and utilize RC resources for their research and teaching.

As an Associate Computational Scientist at NU, your primary objective will be to support and enhance the research enterprise through direct interaction with faculty and students. You will assist research groups in taking full advantage of Discovery, NU's 1,700+ node HPC cluster installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. You will help with optimization of code and leveraging of scheduler features to maximize throughput of jobs. In addition, you will work with research groups to help identify, implement and improve their computational and data workflow, as well as assist in facilitating computing and data infrastructure solutions specific to Northeastern University researchers. As a PhD level scientist, you will also participate in grant funding opportunities, and author research papers and presentations, with faculty members at Northeastern University.

Qualifications:

Requirements

 PhD in science or engineering (chemistry, physics, biology, etc.)
 Proven experience coding in C/C++, Fortran, and Python
 Proven experience with multiple parallel programming paradigms, including but not limited to; MPI , OpenMP, and CUDA
 Experience in a batch HPC environment with a parallel file system using Slurm
 Experience working with researchers and students
 Experience with scientific workflows
 Experience with instrumenting and optimizing application codes
 Experience in an academic or research community environment
 Excellent interpersonal communication skills
 Ability and willingness to learn new technologies and remain current in developing trends in the scientific computing community
 Ability to communicate and document clearly
 Demonstrated strong individual writing skills
 Desire for continuous self-improvement and maintenance of skills through training
 Curious by nature and unafraid of asking questions until you understand well-enough to teach someone else
 Self-starter, with a proven track record for creativity and initiative
 Able to prioritize multiple projects and work streams in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

 Postdoctoral work at a computing facility
 Experience working with large scale machine learning models, preferably in the construction of distributed deep learning frameworks
 Experience with performance optimization and debugging on massively parallel codes with tools such as HPCToolkit, Vampir, GDB , and Intel VTune.
 Experience installing and supporting bio and chemistry codes such as NAMD , GAMESS , NWChem, QBox, Quantum Espresso, Gaussian, GROMACS , LAMMPS , etc.
 Strong publication record consistent with a history of collaborative research in computational.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check is required for this position.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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