University of Missouri

Columbia, MO


LocationColumbia, Missouri, 65201
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-06
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-05-16

Job Description:

Hiring Department

Division of Information Technology

Job Description

Work closely with researchers to help them evaluate their research computation needs and to recommend solutions that allow them to take full advantage of the resources available. Mizzou’s cyberinfrastructure (CI) engineers develop scientific workflows to advance research in all areas, including bioinformatics, machine learning, material science, and computational chemistry. Work on a broad range of projects across campus with opportunities to specialize in a number of domain areas. Provide end user support services to faculty, staff, and students on the use of research computing hardware and software as well as scientific applications and scientific workflows. Support configuration and optimization of current and emerging software for use in an HPC Linux environment. Assist researchers in developing appropriate pipelines for application of HPC computing using domain-specific applications and processes (engineering, machine learning, AI, biomechanical engineering, computational fluid dynamics, and related domains). Troubleshoot application and process failures and identify and communicate solutions to researchers. Responsibilities of this position will also include, creating and maintaining training materials for research computing related software and hardware; conducting training; evaluating, installing, upgrading, and maintain scientific software; and consulting with researchers on the development and migration of scientific workflows to a high-performance research computing environment. Participate as a member of a highly technical and customer-service driven team. Readily share knowledge and training with other staff members, and forge close working relationships with scientific research groups across campus. Conduct investigations and tests of complex scientific software systems to enhance performance or to investigate and resolve matters of significance. Investigate new technologies and techniques of importance to researchers. Participate in developing computational pipelines, computer algorithms, and data analysis for ongoing research projects. Serve as a technical consultant for sponsored research projects that require high-performance computing, storage, and networking services. Provide workshops and one-on-one technical assistance and training to faculty, staff and students in the use of a shared high-performance computing environment and associated scientific software. Employee has the option to work remotely from the location of his/her choosing, provided he/she can work in-person onsite on short notice as needed (approximately 2 times per month).


Commensurate with experience


Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field and 4 years of experience working with software in a supercomputer/high performance computing (HPC) Linux cluster environment; using domain-specific applications and processes (engineering and computational fluid dynamics); scripting and programming, with bash, Python and Perl; and working with Linux operating system, utilizing the command line interface.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at *****.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at *****.


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