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Associate Director Bioinformatics HPC

UT Southwestern Medical Center Published: August 26, 2020
Dallas, United States
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Summary:  Works under minimal supervision to provide researchers the ability to run parallel computing tasks, share research data, and monitor the system's status via the Web. BioHPC covers all aspects of high-performance computing for users, from systems maintenance through carrying out collaborative work on computational research projects.

Experience and Education Certified Network, Linux, Storage or/and Database Expert or Master with five (5) years of HPC experience and leading other leaders in a highly technical environment. Mastery skillset of modern SDLC methods such as GIT, Agile, DevOps, Develops and CI/CD. Knowledge of high-performance networks and parallel file systems.

Deep experience in customer facing roles with a proven record of earning trust as well as effective collaborations across multiple internal organizations and in interactions with HPC users; deep experience in architecting, deploying and management of HPC solutions; deep experience in current technologies such as Singularity/Kubernetes, functional programming languages, pub/sub messaging and RESTful APIs; deep experience in scientific programing; experience deploying HPC solutions to the cloud; experience with system automation and experience with shell/scripting languages.

Job Duties * Managing day-to-day operations of the BioHPC infrastructure and staff to support the institution’s research mission
* Providing consultation services including workshops and presentations on the use of HPC systems and of various programming languages and scientific software to the clinical and basic science research community
* Performing and/or coordinating HPC development projects
* Monitoring the institutional use of research computing and anticipating needs; assisting the Director in strategic planning
* Providing technical direction and guidance to the team in implementing HPC solutions
* Establish effective relationships with vendors
* Manage schedules, deliverables and resource requirements for all compute-intensive scientific research related projects
* Make recommendations regarding recruitment, promotion, and retention of team members
* Develop, train and mentor team members
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Security: This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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