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High-Performance Computing (HPC) Computational Scientist

American University of Sharjah Published: May 22, 2018
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Position Summary:

American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for an HPC computational scientist position commencing in the Fall 2018 semester at the latest. AUS is seeking a highly motivated senior programmer with proven experience in developing software for research applications, with emphasis on utilizing open source tools and platforms. The successful applicant is expected to promote and support the development of research-oriented applications that utilize the AUS HPC cluster in a variety of domains that include all engineering disciplines, biology and bioengineering, finance and more.

Required Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote adoption of the HPC system in AUS research efforts.

  • Educate and assist AUS faculty in the development of HPC-based software solutions.

  • Provide guidance and oversight to HPC IT operations.

  • Contribute to the adoption of HPC system standards.

  • Coordinate accordingly with the Director of IT and report to the AUS CRO.

  • Work with the Chief Advancement Officer to optimize the advancement efforts of AUS and to connect with AUS alumni.

  • Perform related duties as may be assigned by the Provost or Chancellor.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in developing scientific software on Unix or Linux platforms.

  • Extensive expertise in computer hardware and compute accelerator architectures.

  • Strong scientific background (preferably PhD in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or a closely related engineering/science field).

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three referees who would be willing to write recommendation letters. All applications should be submitted via this form:

Applications will be considered as they are received and until the position is filled.

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