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High-Performance Computing (HPC) Computational Scientist

American University of Sharjah Published: September 28, 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.

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

Salary is highly competitive and will be adjusted according to qualifications.


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:

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

American University of Sharjah is a not-for-profit, independent, coeducational institution of higher education formed on American models but thoroughly grounded in Arab culture. Located in University City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (about 15 km from Dubai), AUS offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 5,600 students from more than 95 nations. English is the language of instruction and the workplace.

AUS is licensed and its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Tel +1 215 662 5606) since June 2004.

AUS values learners not driven only by academic success, but by those that embrace its dynamic campus life and embody its ideals of openness, tolerance and respect. This combination of academic excellence and community spirit ensures AUS is filled with world-class faculty and students, poised to become the innovators, thinkers, contributors and leaders of tomorrow.

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