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Brandeis University Research Computing Specialist in Waltham, Massachusetts

The Brandeis Division of Science Technology Group seeks a Research Computing Specialist Brandeis University is a small R1 research institution located just outside of Boston, MA. The Brandeis Division of Science ( is an organizational unit that includes 7 departments with more than 500 researchers who have strong interdepartmental and collaborative ties. The successful candidate for this position will work closely with scientists to support the computing needs of dozens of research groups. The Technology Group comprises 5 staff members with expertise in lab instrumentation, databases and communications and supports the computing and technical needs of Division of Science faculty, staff and students. This position offers a strong benefits package and the possibility of a hybrid work model with somewhat flexible hours. List of job tasks: Take the lead in coordinating management and improving the design of the Brandeis High Performance Computer Cluster (HPCC) in collaboration with the MRSEC Research Computing Fellow (40%) Work with Division of Science faculty, postdocs, and students to enable, advance, and support scientific and research computing efforts, including the development of novel computing solutions, machine learning strategies, and other automated data analysis procedures. Support current and new faculty in the development and modification of computational techniques and practices to support their research programs (25%) Contribute to the administration of various division and lab file and other servers and support of the computational needs of instrumentation units such as the Mass Spectrometry, NMR and Electron Microscopy facilities (10%) Help optimize code for use on modern CPU and GPU architectures on the HPCC and national supercomputing resources (5%) Write and maintain documentation on and help maintain a database of Division of Science computational resources (5%) In collaboration with other technology staff create, disseminate, and maintain user training documentation and best computational practices for individuals and groups (10%) Other duties as assigned (5%) Skills: A degree in a science discipline; graduate training preferred At least 3-5 years of experience addressing research computing problems and troubleshooting general computing issues involving software, hardware and networking issues Experience with system administration and cluster computing is desirable Proficiency in at least one programming language and a willingness to learn new languages Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially regarding computation as it relates to research in various fields Closing Statement Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.