Now Hiring: Technical Lead, High Performance Computing

About U. Pitt. and SaM

The Center for Simulation and Modeling (SaM) at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to supporting multidisciplinary computational-based research across campus. SaM is rapidly expanding and looking for a Technical Lead to manage cutting edge High Performance Computing (HPC) resources. Our planned upgrades will increase our compute core count to greater than 10K and will focus on the following technologies: RHEL OS, Intel and NVidia Hardware, Lustre, Isilon, and ZFS File Systems, and SLURM Workload Manager. Applications are currently being accepted and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Description

The successful candidate would hold the rank of Research Assistant or Research Associate Professor (both outside the tenure stream), depending on experience. Major responsibilities include overseeing the overall HPC environment (including software and hardware), helping plan upgrades, working closely with SaM and the University’s Network Operations Center personnel, and assisting users in efficient parallelization of research applications. Ideal candidates would be excited to participate in the generation of proposals for facility expansion and to foster new collaborations within, and external to, the University.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline, with experience in algorithm development and installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting technologies pertinent to HPC clusters running Linux. The candidate should have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the willingness to continuously keep themselves abreast of new techniques and technologies. Preference will be given to applicants with technical leadership experience.

How to Apply

The position is available to be filled starting July 1, 2016. Interested candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter stating career goals, and arrange for three letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Kenneth D.  Jordan, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260. The material should be sent to Wendy Janocha at

Affirmative Action

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.  Women and members of minority groups underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.