The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Associate - HPC Research Associate or Research Scientist

Hiring department TACC
Monthly salary $7,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-08-14-01-0708
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

The actual title used, either Research Scientist or Research Associate, will be dependent on a review of research accomplishments, professional experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


This Research Scientist or Research Associate for High Performance Computing will provide leadership and technical expertise to the Texas Advanced Computing Center's (TACC) HPC research, development, and support activities. These activities will enhance the research programs of the center.

Essential Functions

Assist TACC users with the porting, analysis, and improvement of their research software on TACC's HPC systems; Work with TACC users to integrate HPC technologies into their research and development activities and to measure the impact of TACC's HPC systems on their research capabilities; Evaluate new HPC architectures, systems, and software to determine the best techniques for achieving performance and to identify future acquisition targets; Initiate and conduct research into new high performance and parallel computing applications, techniques, tools, and algorithms; Perform application performance analysis and industry standard benchmarking on HPC platforms; Publicize the results of these activities through presentations at conferences, workshops and publications in proceedings and professional journals; Develop and present HPC training modules; Pursue and obtain external funding to enhance TACC's HPC activities, expertise, and resources by submitting proposals to funding agencies, industrial partners, and vendors directly or in partnership with researchers and faculty at UT Austin or other institutions.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

The selected candidate must have all of the following required qualifications: Doctoral degree in a natural science or engineering discipline, mathematics, or computer science/engineering; Six or more years' experience in scientific programming; Research experience in HPC/parallel computing including at least three recent, relevant publications; Proficiency with common HPC programming languages, tools, and techniques including Fortran and/or C/C++, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenCL; Demonstrated expertise working in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects with computational scientists and engineers; Excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in one or more of the following is preferred, but not required: Machine Learning or HPC in Virtual Environments; Three or more years of post-doctorate experience in an academic or government lab environment; A history of writing successful proposals for external funding; Experience developing parallel computing applications libraries or software tools; Experience working with researchers to integrate HPC techniques into research activities; Undergraduate or graduate-level teaching experience; Ability and willingness to learn new skills.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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