The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Associate

Hiring department TACC
Monthly salary $7,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-04-26-01-0708
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

None provided

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 Associate for High Performance Computing (HPC) will provide leadership and technical expertise to Texas Advanced Computing Center's (TACC) HPC research, development, and support initiatives.

Essential Functions

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. Perform application performance analysis and industry standard benchmarking on HPC platforms. Evaluate new HPC architectures, systems, and software tools to determine best practices and identify future acquisition targets. Assist TACC users with the porting, analysis, and improvement of their research software on TACC's HPC systems. Initiate and conduct research into new high performance and parallel computing applications, techniques, tools, and algorithms. Publicize the results of these activities through presentations at conferences/workshops and through publications in proceedings and professional journals. 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

Doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the TACC mission. Research experience in large-scale computing including at least three relevant publications. Proficiency with common HPC programming languages, tools, and technologies: e.g. Fortran, C/C++, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA/OpenCL. Four or more years of experience in scientific programming. 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

Three or more years of post-graduate experience in a position related to the TACC mission. Experience developing parallel computing applications. Experience and interest in teaching or producing HPC training materials. Experience supporting users of large-scale computing resources. Demonstrated history contributing to successful proposals for external funding.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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